Fuel Estimator - Australia

Easily estimate  fuel costs of driving to places within Australia and a whole lot more.....

Important Note:

I am currently updating the site to use the latest version of the google api.
It is still a work in progress and there will be bugs.
Some features listed below may work differently or currently not work at all...
Please feel free to contact me with any bug reports, suggestions, feature requests etc.
If you do wish to report a bug, if possible, please include the type of browser you are using and the type of device.... thanks

Quick Start Guide

There are 2 main sections to Fuel Estimator - Australia:

Itinerary - top left corner

  1. Enter places in the order you intend to travel (25 places max).
  2. Click 'Get Details' button.
  3. Details of your itinerary will be displayed on the right hand side and on the map.

You can 'add', 'remove' and 'move' places to edit your itinerary and 'Get Details' as much as you like.
Details include Fuel Costs, Driving Times, Distances, Litres for each route and totals for your whole itinerary.

Calculator - top right corner

  1. Enter the Fuel Consumption of a vehicle (either L/100km or km/litre).
  2. Enter a Fuel Price to use for the estimation.
  3. Estimated costs will be automatically calculated and displayed as you enter values.

Also includes:

Go to Fuel Estimator - Australia and start using or keep reading below for further details and help.

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Uses and Features

Some reasons for using Fuel Estimator - Australia:

  • Plan routes and budget for fuel costs on a holiday trip.
  • Determine what you expect to spend on fuel when you hire a car, camper van or 8 tonne truck etc.
  • Determine what each passenger is expected to pay in a car pool trip.
  • Provide more accurate quotes for jobs that involve travelling by vehicle/s.
  • Determine fuel costs when investigating a new vehicle purchase.
  • Determine how much fuel is required for a trip.
  • Determine distances and driving times for a trip.

Features include:

  • Up to 10 destinations per itinerary search.
  • Map display of destinations and routes.
  • Total fuel cost estimate.
  • Route fuel cost estimate
  • Estimated fuel required per route and total.
  • Estimated driving times per route and total.
  • Estimated distances per route and total.
  • Fuel consumption calculator.
  • Places verified as they are entered.
  • Map display with place zoom.

Fuel Estimator - Australia uses the Google Maps API to determine driving distances between places. These places can be a full street address, town / suburb or place-name such as Adelaide Airport, Big Banana etc (as long as they are on a road).

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This is where you can enter a vehicle's 'Fuel Consumption' and a 'Fuel Price' to estimate fuel costs for your itinerary. As you enter these values, fuel estimates will be automatically calculated and displayed on your itinerary results.

The 'Fuel Consumption' and 'Fuel Price' fields are pre-filled with example values. These are default  values and will most likely provide meaningless results for you! You will need to enter your own vehicle 'Fuel Consumption' and a 'Fuel Price'.

Fuel Consumption:

Enter a value in decimal form and select either 'L/100km' or 'km/L' using the radio buttons.

You can find standard fuel consumption values for some vehicles at greenvehicleguide.gov.au.

To help you determine a vehicle's fuel consumption, click the 'calculator icon' on the left of the 'Fuel Consumption' label to display the Fuel Consumption Calculator.

Fuel Price:

There are a few web sites where you can find fuel prices but they are mainly promoting the 'cheapest' price and are more centred around capital cities. If travelling in Western Australia, FuelWatch is a good source of fuel prices. Otherwise, MotorMouth is another source but currently displays very few country prices.

For detailed monthly prices and trends, see AAA and download the spreadsheets.

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Fuel Consumption Calculator

Determining an accurate figure for a vehicle's Fuel Consumption can be difficult as there are many factors involved such as road conditions, driving habits, traffic, vehicle maintenance etc. The most accurate way is to keep a log of the amount of kilometers driven and the fuel used to drive those kilometers.

A method to do this is:

  1. Fill up your tank until the bowser first clicks 'off'
  2. Reset your trip meter to 0
  3. Drive for a distance (the further the better)
  4. Fill up your tank again until the bowser first clicks 'off'
  5. Make a note of the trip meter reading and the amount of fuel used to fill your tank

Your fuel consumption in kilometers per litre will be distance travelled  divided by fuel used.
eg: Trip meter = 356km. Fuel used = 28 litres. Fuel consumption = 356 / 28 = 12.71 km/litre

Your fuel consumption in litres / 100km will be fuel used  divided by distance travelled  times 100.
eg: Trip meter = 356km. Fuel used = 28 litres. Fuel consumption = 28 / 356 x 100 = 7.86 l/100km

Fuel Estimator - Australia includes a calculator to help you determine your Fuel Consumption.

Using the Fuel Consumption Calculator:

  1. Click the icon on the left of the Fuel Consumption field to display the calculator.
  2. Enter your Distance Travelled (in kilometers).
  3. Enter your Fuel Used (in litres).
  4. Fuel Consumption (in litres / 100km) is automatically calculated.
  5. Click the 'arrow' icon on the right of the 'Litres/100km' label to transfer the calculated value.
  6. Any previous cost estimate will be automatically recalculated.

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Once the 'Get Details' button is clicked, all results are displayed in two boxes below the 'Calculator'.

Result Totals

Displayed beneath 'Calculator Form'.


  • The estimated Total Fuel Cost for your whole itinerary.
  • The Fuel Price used in the calculation.
  • The Fuel Consumption and type used in the calculation.
  • The estimated Total Litres required for your whole itinerary.
  • The estimated Total Driving Time for your whole itinerary.
  • The estimated Total Distance for your whole itinerary.

Result Details

Displayed beneath 'Result Totals'. Includes a list of your itinerary places (in order) and details for each route.

Clicking on a place name will centre the map on that place. You can then easily 'zoom in' on that place using the map zoom control. An information window of that place will also be displayed.


  • Names of itinerary places in order.
  • The estimated Fuel Cost for the route between each place.
  • The estimated Litres required for the route between each place.
  • The estimated Driving Time for the route between each place.
  • The estimated Distance of the route between each place.

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All feedback, comments and suggestions are welcome.

If you want to report a bug or error, please include your browser type in the message.

Use this Feedback link to send a message.

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