The cashless Sydney Orbital Network
On 1 July 2013, the entire Sydney Orbital Network became completely cashless, meaning that you will need an electronic tag or pass to pay for your tolls.
Tolls, Tags and Passes
Sydney's Orbital Network is made up of nine motorways linked with expressways, freeways and other main roads. All motorways are owned and operated by private operators (except for the Sydney Harbour Bridge and M4 Western Motorway) and a toll is charged for their use.
There is a range of electronic tag and pass products available through different providers. Each provider may apply different charges, deposits and top-up amounts. To find out more about the different products available, contact the tag or pass issuers.
The available payment options are detailed below. See the About Sydney motorways section for detailed payment options for each of the motorways.
The M4 Motorway and the M5 East Motorway are toll free.
Electronic tags are the easiest way to pay motorway tolls. Most tag products generally require you to pay a security deposit and a pre-paid toll balance. When the pre-paid toll balance drops to a certain amount, your toll account is topped up by the tag provider using your nominated credit card or bank account.
An electronic pass is an arrangement where your number plate is temporarily recorded in the tolling system. If you are visiting Sydney or are an infrequent user of toll roads, this may be your best payment option for the fully electronic motorways. With pass products you'll pay a video matching fee for each trip you make on a motorway. Motorcyclists can also purchase a quarterly electronic pass from Roads and Maritime E-Toll that allows unlimited travel on the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Harbour Tunnel.
Where to purchase a tag or pass
Electronic tag and toll pass products are available from the following providers: