Around Australia using LPG and petrol

by Chris Lucas
(Woolgoolga, NSW)

We have a 2004 Prado using both LPG and petrol. We plan to travel Australia for a few years pulling a 21 ft Jayco van.

Will I need to carry jerry cans of spare petrol to help get from eg Adelaide to Darwin and Cairns to Darwin or Darwin to Perth?

What have other travellers found--are there enough LPG outlets around Aus to keep topping up with gas--or not?

Comments for Around Australia using LPG and petrol

Click here to add your own comments

LPG and petrol
by: Birgit

Chris, that depends on what exactly you plan to do, which routes you plan to take and which sights you want to visit on the road.
The more adventurous you are the bigger the chances that you could need a jerry or two for detours. (You shouldn't if you just stick to the main highways, but then you won't see a thing.)

I would recommend you get a good map that shows all the service stations and what they offer. (The maps I recommend in my free outback guide all do, sorry, don't have any direct links handy here.)

LPG Locator Australia APP for iPhone
by: Mike and Deb

Hi. We have an iPhone APP that is very useful for LPG users in Australia. Called LPG Locator Australia, you can download this APP from iTunes. It is very useful for trip planning. Info about the APP is also on Facebook and Youtube.

by: Roger

I have been searching for a GOOD android LPG for Aus locator. Found one but appears not to have independents covered. Any thoughts or help?

Around Oz with LPG only
by: NevilleW

I intend to travel from Melbourne to Perth and then to Darwin in a Falcon LPG only car Sedan. I cannot find a map that gives me confidence that I will find LPG in every big town. I intend to not get off the A1 all the way, so I may be ok if I just keep topping up with each big town. The RACV had nothing and just said assume all petrol stations (in their "Camp7" guide) will have LPG, that is not the case In Tassie. I think I will be ok, but it is risky.

LPG locators
by: Anonymous


It seems that there is no comprehensive list of LPG stations...only apps from each of the major suppliers.

Sooo, I had a play with the apps from Caltex, Shell & BP.

Caltex and Shell have very good apps but Shell seem to have less LPG coverage. I will use the caltex App as my go to to help me locate LPG stations. with the other 2 as back up.

LPG Locator app
by: Gary

LPG Locator Aust is a great app, very very handy but only available for iphones and ipads at this stage, hope they release an android version soon!

fuel map
by: seTup oNe

Fuel Map for Android, just select LPG as fuel type.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Australian Outback Travel Questions.

Return to top

Return to Outback Australia Travel Guide home page