Toll charges

All Sydney toll roads are 'cashless'. This means you’ll need an electronic tag or electronic pass to pay your tolls.

Motorists are required by law to pay the toll when they drive on a toll road. Signs leading to a tollroad have the words ‘TOLL E e’ in black letters on a yellow patch. If you don’t have an electronic tag, you can set up a electronic pass before you leave home or up to three days after you travel on a toll road.

If you don’t make an arrangement to pay within 3 days of the trip, a toll notice will be issued to the registered operator of the vehicle requesting the toll and an administration fee.

Types of tolls

Distance based tolling in Sydney

This type of toll is calculated based on the amount of travel that you undertake on the motorway. Toll gantries are located at entry and exit points on the motorway and record your electronic tag or number plate details to calculate the applicable toll.

Currently, Westlink M7 is the only Sydney motorway to have distance based tolling.

Time of day tolling

This type of tolling is calculated based on the time at which you travel. If you travel outside of the peak period, you will pay a lower toll.

Currently, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and tunnel are the only toll roads which operate with time of day tolling.

Fixed tolling

Fixed tolling is the traditional tolling method whereby there is a fixed toll for use of the motorway, regardless of the distance or time travelled. Fixed tolling is in operation on every other motorway in Australia.

Toll charges

(effective 1 October 2016)

Motorway Direction charges / Tolling method Cost - Class A Cost - Class B
Hills M2 Motorway Each direction / Fixed $6.81 (North Ryde)
$3.41 (Pennant Hills Rd)
$2.41 (Windsor Rd)
$2.01 (Lane Cove Rd)
$3.40 (Herring & Christie Rd)
$20.44 (North Ryde)
$10.22 (Pennant Hills Rd)
$7.24 (Windsor Rd)
$6.05 (Lane Cove Rd)
$10.21 (Herring & Christie Rd)
M4 and M5 East Freeway No toll Nil Nil
M5 South-West Motorway Each direction / Fixed $4.52 $13.56
Westlink M7 Motorway Each direction / Distance based 38.895 cents/km
capped at $7.79
$1.0829/km
capped at $21.66
Eastern Distributor Northbound / Fixed $6.88 $13.76
Cross City Tunnel Each direction / Fixed $5.43 (Main tunnel)
$2.56 (Sir John Young Cres)
$10.85 (Main tunnel)
$5.12 (Sir John Young Cres)
Lane Cove Tunnel Each direction / Fixed $3.19 (Main tunnel)
$1.60 (Military Rd E-Ramp)
$9.22 (Main tunnel)
$4.61 (Military Rd E-Ramp)

Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Harbour Tunnel

Weekday

Time of day cost
From 6:30am - 9:30am $4.00
From 9:30am - 4pm $3.00
From 4pm - 7pm $4.00
From 7pm - 6:30am $2.50

Weekend

Time of day cost
From 8am - 8pm $3.00
From 8pm - 8am $2.50

Vehicle class definitions

Toll road Class A Class B
M5 South-West Motorway A three axle vehicle under 2.0 metres in height or
a two axle vehicle under 2.8 metres in height
Any vehicle that exceeds the dimensions for a Class A vehicle
Eastern Distributor A three axle vehicle under 2.0 metres in height or
a two axle vehicle under 2.8 metres in height
Any vehicle that exceeds the dimensions for a Class A vehicle
Hills M2 Motorway A vehicle that is:
12.5 metres or less in length; and
2.8 metres or less in height
Any vehicle that exceeds the dimensions for a Class A vehicle
Cross City Tunnel A vehicle that is:
12.5 metres or less in length; and
2.8 metres or less in height
Any vehicle that exceeds the dimensions for a Class A vehicle
Lane Cove Tunnel A vehicle that is:
12.5 metres or less in length; and
2.8 metres or less in height
Any vehicle that exceeds the dimensions for a Class A vehicle
Westlink M7 Motorway A vehicle that is:
12.5 metres or less in length; and
2.8 metres or less in height
Any vehicle that exceeds the dimensions for a Class A vehicle

Using a rental car on a tollroad

Some rental car companies have introduced electronic toll payment options as part of the use of the vehicle. These rental vehicles are fitted with an electronic tag, and customers who have hired a vehicle from these providers cannot use their own electronic tag or pass product. Using your own electronic tag or pass product may result in you being charged twice for the trip. If you need to carry your own tag with you in the rental vehicle, please ask your rental vehicle provider for a 'shield bag' to store your tag in.

If your rental car company does not provide an electronic tag, you can arrange an electronic pass yourself. It is important that when you open the pass to check the state of registration of the licence plate number and ensure that the pass is only valid for the days you use the vehicle.

If you have not paid a toll by an electronic tag or pass, a Toll Notice will be sent to the rental car company. Rental 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 rental car in Sydney, make sure you have an arrangement to pay tolls

Provider TAG/PASS provider details
Avis/Budget, Thrifty, Europcar, Apex, Bargain, Cheaper, Redspot Auburn, Turnbulls Hire Drive, Newcastle Car and Truck Rental, Southern Cross Truck Rentals, Hertz Roads and Maritime E-Toll
www.myetoll.com.au

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 using the Sydney Harbour Bridge or tunnel, 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.

Travelling across Australia

If you are travelling between Queensland, NSW and Victoria, you will need to arrange either an electronic tag or a pass to pay your tolls.

An electronic tag is your best way of paying for your tolls as it will cover all of your travel between states. Electronic passes are state-specific, with the exception of the Roam Express Visitor's e-PASS, which can be used on all Australian toll roads. To purchase a pass for use only in Queensland or Victoria, please contact one of the pass providers below:

Queensland Victoria
go via
133 331 or govia.com.au
CityLink
132 629 or citylink.com.au
AirportLink M7
1300 113 330 or airportlinkm7.com.au
EastLink
135 465 or eastlink.com.au
  Breeze
135 465 or breeze.com.au
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