Sydney tollroads are cashless, meaning that they only accept payment by electronic tag or pass. Major directional signs leading to a cashless tollroad have the words "TOLLE e" in black letters on a yellow patch.
You will need either an electronic tag1 or an electronic pass2 to pay your tolls on a cashless tollroad. If you do not have a tag, you can obtain a toll pass before you leave home or up to 3 days after you use a cashless tollroad.
As all Australian tollroads are cashless, it is worth getting a tag even if you visit Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane just a few times a year.
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Electronic tag and pass products are available from the following providers:
Toll notices are not fines – they are simply a letter requesting payment of a toll if you travelled on a toll road without a valid tag or pass arrangement, Toll Notices require payment of the toll plus an administration fee (typically $10) to cover the extra cost of collecting the toll in this manner. Failure to pay a toll notice may result in a penalty notice being issued.
Using a hire car on a tollroad
Some hire car companies have introduced electronic toll payment options as part of the use of the vehicle. These companies include Avis, Budget, Hertz, Bayswater Car Rentals and Waterloo Redspot.
If you have not paid a toll when using a hire car, a Toll Notice will be sent to the hire car company. Hire car companies charge over $30.00 simply to redirect each Toll Notice. This is in addition to the tolls and administrative charges incurred by you, so if you drive a hire car in Sydney, make sure you have an arrangement to pay tolls
Travelling by taxi
If you are travelling by taxi and decide to use tollroads, the driver will charge you the tolls as part of your total fare. If you travel into the city over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, you will be charged the toll for a return northbound journey also in accordance with the maximum taxi fares and charges. For more information visit Transport for NSW website
If you arer travelling interstate and plan on using Sydney Motorways, an electronic tag is your best way of paying for your tolls. If you do decide to purchase a pass, you will need to arrange a pass in the state of travel. A list of interstate providers isare below:
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