Holiday driving

Travelling over the holiday period can sometimes mean extended delays as you join the queue with other people travelling around the state. To help make your journey safer and less stressful here are a few things to consider.

Slow down

Speeding is still the biggest killer on our roads, so slow down. Don’t blow your licence. Double Demerits apply from during most holidays and long weekends.

More information on demerit points.

Driver fatigue

Driver fatigue can be a real problem on the road especially on long trips. Know the signs and take a break. Find out where rest areas and driver reviver stops are on you travel route.

Travel delays

With more cars on the road during the holiday period make sure you factor in additional travel time. This should include considerations like extra food, water, medicine and other essentials. To help manage your travel time visit or download one of the real-time road apps on your phone to receive travel alerts.

Pacific Highway road conditions

A list of Pacific Highway roadwork sites.

Speed camera locations

Fixed speed cameras enforce speed limits. They help reduce excessive speeding and the number of fatal and serious injury crashes 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

List of fixed digital speed camera locations throughout NSW.

Drink driving

Alcohol is a drug that affects your skills, moods and behaviour. Once it has been consumed the effects of alcohol on driving cannot be reversed. The only thing that will sober you up is time.

More information about drink driving.

Rental cars and toll roads

If you’re hiring a car to get around the eastern states of Australia it’s likely you’re going to drive on one of the numerous motorways in Sydney, Brisbane and Victoria. Roads and Maritime Services has developed partnerships with various rental vehicle companies to provide a tolling solution in all their rental vehicles so that you can pay your tolls automatically. When you pick up your rental vehicle you will be ready to drive on any toll road in Australia. 

Self-guided tour brochures

In conjunction with the National Trust, Engineers Australia, various local government Councils and local historical groups, Roads and Maritime Services produces self-guided tour brochures to assist community appreciation of heritage items and historic places in NSW.

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