Official figures show Australian households spend almost $100 each week on fuel and energy.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics survey reveals households spend an average of $60 each week on fuel for vehicles, and $39 on gas and electricity for their homes.
Households in the Northern Territory face the highest total energy costs of any state or territory, with a weekly bill of $110.
Queenslanders have the lowest weekly energy costs, at $93 dollars.
Stephanie Cornes from the ABS says households in states with the coolest climates faced the highest gas and electricity costs.
"By contrast, households in the warm, temperate regions like Perth and some parts of Sydney, have the lowest over costs," she said.
"They spend just $36 dollars each week on energy for their homes."
When measured as a proportion of gross household income, Tasmanians face the highest fuel and power costs.
Residents on the island state spend 6.9 per cent of their weekly household income on energy.
Households in the Australian Capital Territory spent 4.5 per cent of their income on energy - the lowest level in the country.
"Energy costs represent about 5 per cent of the gross weekly income for households, but that covers a range," Mr Cornes said.
"Energy costs are 10 per cent of gross income for low-income households, and a little as 3 per cent for those in high incomes."
The survey also found that 13 per cent in five of low-income Australian households has its electricity or gas cut off in the past 12 months.
A total of 18 per cent said they were unable to pay an energy bill on time during the past 12 months.