Sydney tollroads have cashless tolling, that is, they only accept payment electronically. Major directional signs leading to a cashless tollroad have the words “TOLL E 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.
It is worth getting a tag even if you visit Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane just a few times a year as tags are accepted on all toll roads in Australia. Passes are usually only valid for up to 30 days in one city.
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If you use a tollroad without paying the toll by electronic tag, electronic toll pass or cash, you will receive a Toll Notice for payment of the toll plus an administration charge (typically $10.00) to cover the extra cost of collecting the toll in this manner.
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, Baywaster 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
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Click on this link and go to 'Driving information' to order a free hard copy of the Sydney Motorways map. Alternatively, you can download a copy of the map.
1. Electronic tags are read by sensors at toll plazas and collection points and your toll account is automatically debited. All tags offered in Australia work on all motorways around the country. If you have a tag, look for the lanes marked with the red and yellow ‘E’ symbol.