Additional fees start on 1 June - Harbour Bridge

31 May 2013

Additional fees start on 1 June for Sydney Harbour Bridge and Tunnel

Motorists are reminded to ensure their tolling accounts and electronic tags are in order ahead of new fees being introduced when travelling on the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Tunnel from Saturday 1 June.

"These fees will be charged where a valid tag is not used on these toll crossings.

"The change will bring RMS in line with other toll roads in New South Wales which charge a 'no tag' fee, a toll notice transfer fee and a toll notice administration fee," a spokesperson said.

"These fees are about making motorists more accountable. They will also help RMS meet the annual $2.3 million cost of recovering tolls from motorists travelling on the Sydney Harbour Bridge or Tunnel without a tag.

"The best way for motorists to avoid these fees is to make sure their tag is fitted correctly and sufficient funds are in their account.

The new fees on the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Tunnel are:

  • 55 cent 'no tag' vehicle matching fee
  • $1.10 toll notice transfer fee
  • $10 toll notice administration fee.

"The 'no tag' vehicle matching fee of 55 cents will cover costs of matching a vehicle's number plate to an existing tolling account if a tag is not detected when travelling on the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Tunnel.

"The $1.10 toll notice transfer fee will apply to motorists who receive a toll notice for the Sydney Harbour Bridge or Tunnel and pay with a tag account. Toll notices will only be sent when a licence plate is not matched to a toll account.

"The $10 toll notice administration fee will apply to people who travel on the Sydney Harbour Bridge or Tunnel without a tolling account.

"E-Toll customers will also have these fees passed on if their tag or pass is not detected when travelling on other toll roads.

"Motorists without a tag account are encouraged to visit www.myetoll.com.au to find a tolling option which best suits their needs or visit a motor registry.

"For motorists requiring more than one tag, RMS is offering to waive the deposit on their second and third tag to fit in other frequently used vehicles to avoid the fees.

"For motorists who are unsure how to fit a tag, demonstration videos are available on the RMS website.

"Motorcyclists are not affected by the 1 June changes in line with the Australian Toll Road Owners MOU Committee policy which exempts motorcyclists from any 'no tag' fees due to safety and tag mounting issues motorcyclists face when using tags," the spokesperson said.

Information is available now at www.myetoll.com.au or by calling 13 18 65.

For an outline of fees on NSW roads see below:

Road No Tag Fee Toll Notice Transfer Fee
SHB and SHT $0.55 $1.10
Westlink M7 $0.75 $1.90
Hill M2 $0.55 $1.10
Lane Cove Tunnel $0.55 $1.10
Military Road E-Ramp $0.55 $1.10
Eastren Distributor $0.55 $1.10
M5 South West Motorway $0.45 $1.10
Cross City Tunnel $0.55 $1.10
*Fees are accurate as of May 2013. Toll road operators may vary their fees at any time. Fees are inclusive of GST.

 

CONTACT: Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit: 8588 5999

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