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Petrol Credit Cards

Earn points for your fuel spending and save on petrol costs with one of these rewards credit cards – here’s how it works.

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As an everyday expense, you can earn points per $1 on petrol when you pay with a rewards credit card. Most of these cards also give you a way to save on fuel spending, thanks to rewards including gift cards and cashback. So, let's take a look at your options.

Credit cards that offer rewards points
for spending on petrol

1 - 6 of 6
Name Product Bonus points Rewards program Rewards points per $ spent Purchase rate p.a. Annual fee
American Express Platinum Edge Credit Card
30,000
Membership Rewards
1
20.74%
$195
Earn 3 Membership Rewards points per $1 spent at major supermarkets and petrol stations
David Jones American Express Card
N/A
Membership Rewards
1
20.74%
$99
Earn 3 Membership Rewards points per $1 spent at major supermarkets and petrol stations
David Jones American Express Platinum Card
N/A
Membership Rewards
1
20.74%
$295
Earn 3 Membership Rewards points per $1 spent at major supermarkets and petrol stations
Coles Low Rate Mastercard
N/A
Flybuys
0.5
12.99%
$58
Earn 1 Flybuys point for every $2 spent at Coles Express on all in-store and fuel purchases when you scan your Flybuys card
Coles No Annual Fee Mastercard
20,000
Flybuys
0.5
19.99%
$0
Earn 1 Flybuys point for every $2 spent at Coles Express on all in-store and fuel purchases when you scan your Flybuys card
Coles Rewards Mastercard
40,000
Flybuys
2
19.99%
$99
Earn 1 Flybuys point for every $2 spent at Coles Express on all in-store and fuel purchases when you scan your Flybuys card
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What credit cards offer more rewards for petrol and fuel spending?

Most rewards credit cards earn points per $1 on your everyday spending, including petrol. But some credit cards offer a higher amount of points per $1 on petrol spending. For example, the American Express Platinum Edge offers 3 points per $1 at major petrol stations and supermarkets, compared to 1 point per $1 on most other spending in Australia.

There are also credit cards linked to rewards programs that already offer petrol benefits. For example, Coles Mastercard credit cards give you a way to earn and redeem points at Coles Express service stations.

Pros and cons of petrol credit card offers

Pros

  • Earn points per $1 on fuel. A credit card that offers more points on fuel spending can help fast-track your rewards.
  • Fuel rewards. You can usually redeem points for cashback, fuel gift cards or even when you're paying for petrol at a service station.
  • Extra perks. These credit cards often come with perks like complimentary insurance, concierge services and airport lounge passes.

Cons

  • Annual fees. Most of these credit cards have an annual fee, which typically ranges from $58 to $700 or more.
  • High interest rates. Rewards credit cards typically have higher interest rates than most other cards. Unless you pay your balance in full and get interest-free days, interest charges could quickly add up.
  • Service station restrictions. If you get a credit card that's only partnered with select service stations, you'll need to make sure you only get petrol with that particular brand to make the most of it.

Rewards programs with petrol partnerships in Australia

A handful of rewards programs in Australia have direct partnerships with service stations. This gives you a way to get value from your petrol spending without a credit card – or earn even more points with one.

Rewards programPetrol or service station partnerEarning pointsRedeeming points
BP RewardsBP service stationsJoin BP Rewards, link it to your Qantas Frequent Flyer account and you'll earn between 1 and 2 BP Points per litre of fuel and 1 point per $1 spent on eligible in-store products.Fuel rewards: Redeem 500 BP Points for $5 off your next eligible purchase

Other rewards: Redeem 1,000 points for a $10 David Jones eGift card

Qantas Frequent FlyerBP service stations (BP Rewards)Join BP Rewards, link it to your Qantas Frequent Flyer account and you'll earn up to 2 Qantas Points per litre of fuel and 1 Qantas Point per $1 spent on eligible in-store products.Fuel rewards: Redeem your Qantas Points to pay for fuel, with a minimum 1,900 points giving you $10 off (up to $100 per transaction)

Other rewards: Redeem a minimum of 8,000 points for Qantas flights, or use points for thousands of other options through the Qantas Frequent Flyer website.

FlybuysShell Coles ExpressScan your Flybuys card to earn 1 point per $2 spent on fuel and eligible in-store spending.Fuel rewards: Redeem 2,000 Flybuys points for $10 off your spending at Shell Coles Express.

Other rewards: Get $10 off your shop at Coles and other participating Flybuys partners, transfer points to Velocity Frequent Flyer or shop for rewards on the Flybuys store.

Everyday Rewards
  • Ampol
  • Caltex Woolworths (operated by EG)
Scan your Everyday rewards card to earn a minimum of 1 point per $1 spent at participating service stations.

Petrol discounts: Scan your Everyday Rewards card at participating Ampol or Caltex Woolworths service stations to get 4 cents per litre off your fuel.

Fuel rewards: Choose money off your shop and you can get $10 off at participating Caltex Woolworths petrol stations for every 2,000 points earned.

Other rewards: Get $10 off your shop at Woolworths and other partner stores. Or transfer your points to Qantas Frequent Flyer.

Velocity Frequent Flyer (My 7-Eleven app)7-ElevenGet the My 7-Eleven app, link your Velocity Frequent Flyer account and scan your Velocity card through the app to earn 1-2 points per litre of fuel and 2 points per $1 spent at participating service stations.

Petrol discounts: Exclusive offers through the My 7-Eleven app, plus a "fuel price lock" feature to help you get the best local price.

Fuel rewards: Velocity Frequent Flyer doesn't offer specific fuel rewards.

Other rewards: Flights, accommodation, gift cards and more through Velocity. Plus a My 7-Eleven surprise reward after every 7th visit.

Example: How much value can I get from paying for petrol with a credit card?

To give you an idea of how much value you can get with a card that has a higher earn rate for petrol spending, let's take a look at the Coles No Annual Fee Mastercard.

It earns an equivalent to 0.5 Flybuys points per $1 on all your eligible spending, including petrol. In this scenario, we'll assume you can get all your petrol at a Shell Coles Express service station, which also offers 1 Flybuys point per $2 spent.

Weekly petrol spendPoints per year Petrol rewards example
$100
  • Points through credit card: 2,600
  • Points through Flybuys: 2,600
  • Total: 5,200
$20 off your spending at Shell Coles Express service stations (or for spending at other Flybuys partner stores)
$200
  • Points through credit card: 5,200
  • Points through Flybuys: 5,200
  • Total: 10,400
$50 off your spending at Shell Coles Express service stations (or for spending at other Flybuys partner stores)
$300
  • Points through credit card: 7,800
  • Points through Flybuys: 7,800
  • Total: 15,600
$70 off your spending at Shell Coles Express service stations (or for spending at other Flybuys partner stores)

In this example, you could save between $20 and $70 off your petrol in a year just by paying for petrol with the Coles No Annual Fee credit card and scanning your Flybuys card.

If you earned Flybuys points with other partners, or through bonus points offers, you could get even more money off your petrol and other spending.


With data from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) showing that petrol prices reached an 8-year high in February 2022 and have risen since then, rewards are one way you could save on costs – or at least get more value out of what you spend.

Buying petrol for your business or a fleet of car? Check out fuel cards that offer savings per litre.

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    LeeDecember 27, 2016

    Hi, I am a full-time Uber driver Melbourne and I average a 50 to 55 hr work week. I am turning over in excess of $2000.00 a week. I am seriously considering a fuel card which offers discounts at the pump. Your help and direction would be most helpful.

    Regards
    Lee

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      DeeDecember 28, 2016Staff

      Hi Lee,

      Thanks for reaching out.

      If you are looking to apply for a fuel card that can give you benefits at the pump and lets you earn rewards on petrol expenses, you can check our guide and compare your options on this page.

      To check the eligibility criteria to apply, simply click the name of the card on our comparison table. You can then send your application through the “go to site” button.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    johnJuly 25, 2014

    there was a company recently who had a scheme for paying for fuel in advance, then getting a card for 5% discount at BP service stations,and if enough people come on board it will go Australia wide.. I live in perth and paid $50 in advance about a month ago but have not received card,,, I forget the name, but it was on TV advertising last month…do you know who this company was..??

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      MarissaOctober 29, 2014

      Hi John,

      That was with One Big Switch. This offer is no longer available but we definitely hope to re launch.

      Cheers,
      Marissa from One Big Switch

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      ShirleyJuly 28, 2014Staff

      Hi John,

      Thanks for your question.

      Apologies, I have no idea. I did a bit of research on Google and ‘One Big Switch’ came up, could that be the campaign you’re talking about?

      Cheers,
      Shirley

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    michelleJanuary 22, 2014

    hi, im wanting a fuel credit card that shows the litres, that also gives me points ?

    thanks Michelle

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      ShirleyJanuary 22, 2014Staff

      Hi Michelle,

      Thanks for your comment.

      To our knowledge there aren’t any cards that actually show you how many litres you can get. How they work is that you earn points and redeem them for discounts off certain petrol purchases, or you earn more points for shopping at petrol stations.

      Cheers,
      Shirley

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    SteveDecember 1, 2013

    I purchase fuel at BP, which rewards card best helps me to earn points on my purchases.

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JacobDecember 2, 2013Staff

      Hi Steve,

      Thanks for your question. You can have a look at our rewards card comparison. You can click the table headings to arrange the cards, or if you would like a side-by-side comparison of credit cards, you can click the checkboxes to the left of the card name, and then click compare.

      I hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Jacob

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      PeterJune 12, 2015

      what is the best direct fuel card currently on offer????

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      sally.mcmullen@hiveempire.comJune 12, 2015Staff

      Hi Peter,

      Thanks for your question.

      The ‘best’ direct fuel card will depend on your unique financial situation and how you intend to use the card.

      With your individual financial needs in mind, you may wish to look over our petrol credit cards and visit the credit cards with bonus points for supermarket and petrol purchases to compare your options. Before applying, please ensure that you meet all the eligibility criteria and read through the details of the needed requirements as well as the relevant Product Disclosure Statements/Terms and Conditions when comparing your options before making a decision on whether it is right for you.

      I hope this has helped.

      Thanks,

      Sally

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