A new website has been launched to make it easy for motorists to find the cheapest petrol nearby.

The state government unveiled its FuelCheck website on Wednesday – a platform that people can use to search their suburb, town or postcode and be instantly presented with a list of real-time fuel prices and locations.

It also contains weekly, monthly and annual petrol price trends for all fuel types – from E10 unleaded to diesel.

A search of the website at 12.30pm on Wednesday revealed the cheapest E10 unleaded petrol in Maitland was 101.7c/l at the United Service Stations at Maitland and East Maitland.

The most expensive was Caltex Rutherford, at 109.9c/l.

In comparison, the cheapest in Newcastle city was 96.9c/l, while the most expensive was 99.9c/l.

NRMA president Kyle Loades launched the website with NSW Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation Victor Dominello.

“Making petrol price information publicly available online is a game changer – it enables motorists to identify where the cheapest fuel is before they commence their journey,” Mr Dominello said.