Monday, 25 April 2016


Looking for cheap fuel in Canberra? I do a lot of driving and can tell you some of the cheaper fuel stations have been a god-send in keeping my budget on track, for a  medium sized car you can save $10-$12 a fill by making sure you fill up with service stations that are not ripping you off. Of course petrol prices fluctuate so I've left the actual prices out of it but generally speaking the following stations are really doing some good work!

COSTCO at Majura park is the cheapest but this does require a Costco membership at $60 p/year but a few fills later you have made up for the yearly fee (you can also save the membership costs back on a tyre change there as they sell tyres or even one good fortnightly shopping stock up) I have to admit I find the payment systems out there a little complex and they are a little out of the way and you can get stuck waiting for a while on occasion, but over all its worth it. Also you have to give these guys credit for starting up the mini-petrol war in Canberra

WOOLWORTHS Majura Park is right next to Costco and as soon as Costco opened they dropped their prices to almost match Costco... I'm not fooling myself into thinking Woolworths did this out of the kindness of their hearts, obviously it has more to do with the fact the Costco opening up right next to them would have hurt their trade big time if they didn't price match or at least come close. On the plus side, it runs like regular servo, so less messing around with complex payment systems.

METRO - Barrier st Fyshwick - This is where its gets serious, this is a small servo that seem to be doing their best to bring some competition into the ACT. Pretty similar prices to Woolworths, but the huge advantage of being in Fyshwick central. Only downside is that you can get stuck in queues for a while but again I think its worth it if you can swing past there.

By filling up Costco / Woolworths Majura or Metro I've found I can usually save close to 20c a litre.

BP - Yass Road QBN and Ipswich st Fyshwick - also deserve honorable mentions as they are only 5c a litre more expensive than Metro, generally speaking no queues either so straight in and straight out so if you're a little more time poor these can work well. No doubt they were loosing patrons to the cheaper stations mentioned above as they are in close proximity to them but either way its good to see people take notice and move with the competition

Also worthy of note the 7/11 on Canberra Ave (off Mildura st Fyshwick) and UNITED Canberra Ave are both doing good fuel deals coming in only slightly more expensive than the BP's mentioned above again no real wait times so its nice and easy too.

If you're not lucky enough to live anywhere near these the united near Amaroo, and BP on the Monaro Hwy are a little cheaper than the other service stations, but not what I'd call cheap. Otherwise the only advice I can give is to save your fills until you have a reason to be near the Fyshwick reigon and fill that baby to the brim! - Most service station chains won't lower their prices if you keep shopping there, and why would they if you keep giving them your money?

Friday, 22 April 2016


As we all know ANZAC day is on this Monday (26th April) if you're giving thank to those who served be careful over this long weekend with double demerit points in force all through the long weekend - with half the city roads under maintainence, it's easy to loose concentration with those temporary speed limits and also make sure you plan your parking well for the ANZAC day service near Anzac Pde, if last year was anything to go by you can assume the parking inspectors will be out - it would be a shame to ruin the day for yourself (or an interstate visitor) with a ticket or fine, especially with parking and construction zones making the roads confusing enough already.

Also check out the Australian War Memorial site for more info on services etc...

Monday, 18 April 2016



Looking for something to listen to in Canberra? These are the main ones that anyone listens to in Canberra ... I will undertake a search of Uni and internet radio stations as well as the lesser known broadcasts shortly.

Click on the name of the station to check out the websites and click on the 'listen' link to listen to them live on air

2xx FM     | listen
Mix 106    | listen
1206 2CC | listen
666 ABC   | listen
JJJ fm     | listen | unearthed

Sunday, 17 April 2016


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Saturday, 16 April 2016


Canberra has a rich blogging tradition spanning back almost a few years. If you wanted to know about pretty much anything that's going on in Canberra you'll probably hear about it from one of these sites

here are some of the bigger ones

City News
Visit Canberra
Out in Canberra

Also worth checking out though appealing to more select reader interest groups are:

we're always keen to hear and check out more blogs so if you have something you feel the need to share with us email us and let us know!

Friday, 15 April 2016


Got a small business? A Start up business? A Hobby? Non Profit Organisation?

A website for your enterprise shouldn't cost you the earth, Why should you spend thousands on a website, when you are just finding your feet in business or in some cases don't even know what your cash flow will be like... or might not even be making money off your venture?

This right here is an example of a "Click on Canberra" website..... It can be done by us for $500 (in some cases less) and with minimal ongoing costs*. While I fully recommend throwing a little more money into your venture you can still get a lot done on a budget!

* Minimum on going costs are domain name - $20 per year and if you're willing to fork out hosting from $50-$200 per year

Thursday, 14 April 2016


Ok, Plugged in the domain name and everything is ready to start moving with this site!

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I'll be posting some examples of my work up here soon so keep checking back!