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at least once a year, the question of leaving your children in the car while you pay for petrol appears on social media and divides opinion.


I’m totally on the fence with this one – I left my daughter in the car when she was younger, believeing it was probably safer and definitely less stressful. Fast-forward a few years and my older self just wouldn’t do it with my 2.5yo and 7mo. Mostly because my toddler would have a major meltdown and partly because my older self is sensitive to Judgy McJudgy parents glaring over their sunglasses at me.

However, I’m not about to judge you. You can leave your baby, twins, five under five, 12 year-old, mother-in-law, WHOEVER in the car and I’ll back your choice. BUT I have found some pay-at-the-pump petrol stations that will mean you don’t have to make a choice at all.

Some benefits of pay-at-the-pump petrol stations are:

  • No need to get children out of the car
  • No pestering to buy expensive drinks and treats
  • No impulse chocolate purchases you don’t need
  • Ability to drain your bank account of its last $12.85 without embarrassment

Pay at the pump petrol stations gold coast

Caltex Coomera
22 Heathwood Dr, Coomera, 4209 QLD

Caltex Ashmore
Olsen Ave Cnr Nerang Rd, Ashmore, 4214 QLD

Caltex Labrador
244-252 Brisbane Rd, Labrador, 4215 QLD

Caltex Woolworths Labrador North
150 Brisbane Rd, Labrador North, 4215 QLD


Caltex Woolworths Elanora
196 K P McGrath Dr, Elanora, QLD, 4221

Caltex Surfers Paradise
2885 Gold Coast Highway, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217

Caltex Woolworths Broadbeach
2745 Gold Coast Hwy & Australia Ave, Broadbeach, QLD 4218

Caltex Upper Coomera
28 Coomera Grand Drive, Upper Coomera, 4209 QLD

Caltex Helensvale
Pacific Hwy Cnr Helensvale Rd, Helensvale, 4210 QLD

Caltex Coombabah
384 Oxley Drive Cnr Lae Drive, Coombabah, 4216 QLD

Caltex Parkwood
230-240 Olsen Avenue Cnr Napper Road, Parkwood, 4214 QLD

Caltex Southport
152 Smith St Cnr Kumbari Ave, Southport, 4215 QLD

Caltex Labrador Frank Street
69 Frank St Cnr Central St, Labrador, 4215 QLD

 Caltex Woolworths Nerang South
Cnr Pappas Way & Hinkler Dr, Nerang South, 4211 QLD

Caltex Worongary
1 Mudgeeraba Rd, Worongary, 4213 QLD

Caltex Reedy Creek
Pacific Highway – North Bound, Reedy Creek, 4228 QLD

Caltex Burleigh Heads
1827 Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads, 4220 QL

Caltex Woolworths Burleigh Waters
24 Executive Dr Cnr Bermuda St, Burleigh Waters, 4220 QLD

Caltex Tweed Heads West
96-98 Kennedy Dr Cnr Barrett St, Tweed Heads West, 2485 NSW

Caltex West Burleigh
Tsipura Dr Cnr Tallebudgera Crk Rd, West Burleigh, 4220 QLD


All BP service stations use the BPMe app for pay at the pump services.

Download here.

BP Benowa (using BPMe app)
Ashmore Rd, Benowa QLD 4217

BP Ashmore
Southport Nerang Road, Ashmore QLD 4214

BP Upper Coomera
Cnr Pacific Hwy and Abraham Road, Upper Coomera QLD 4209

BP Oxenford
5 Old Pacific Hwy, Oxenford QLD 4210

BP Helensvale
2 Discovery Drive, Helensvale QLD 4212


BP Labrador
Cnr Frank St and Baker Ave, Labrador QLD 4215

BP HIghland Park
Alexander Drive, Nerang QLD 4211