Paying tolls

All toll roads are “cashless”.  This means you’ll need an electronic tag or casual user pass to pay your tolls.

3 days to pay

Motorists are required by law to pay the toll when they drive on a toll road. If you don’t have an electronic tag, you can set up a casual user pass before you leave home or up to 3 days after you travel on a toll road.

Roads and Maritime Service E-Toll offers a 30 day eMU Pass which can be backdated to cover your previous 3 days of travel.

What happens if I use a toll road without a tag or pass

If you choose not to set up a tag or pass, a Toll Notice will be sent to the registered owner

A Toll Notice will be sent to the registered owner of vehicle if you use a toll road without paying by tag or pass.  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.

Casual user passes – for travel on NSW toll roads for up to 30 days

A pass is a ‘virtual’ tolling product that links your vehicle’s Licence Plate Number to the pass, allowing you to pay for travel on NSW toll roads for a set period of time. Your Licence Plate Number will be photographed at a toll point and matched to your pass. The toll and a small video processing fee will be charged to your nominated credit card or debit card.

Casual user passes are available from a variety of providers including the Roads and Maritime Services eMU Pass which allows you to pay for travel on all Sydney toll roads for up to 30 days. All NSW issued passes are only valid for travel on NSW toll roads.

Electronic tags - for ongoing use on toll roads

Electronic tags are the easiest way to pay motorway tolls. The tag is a small physical device that is fitted to the windscreen of your vehicle. As you pass toll point, your tag will beep and the toll amount will be automatically deducted from your tag account.

Tags are available from a variety of providers and work on all toll roads in Australia. To get a tag, most toll providers require you to pay a security deposit and a minimum opening balance. Roads and Maritime Service E-Toll offer a range of payment options for electronic tag accounts, including automatic or manual top-ups.

Sydney toll roads and charges

The Sydney Motorways website provides an interactive map to calculate toll costs on your journey.

Motorway Distance Direction charged
Toll cost
Light vehicles
(class 2)
Heavy vehicles
(class 4)
Sydney Harbour Bridge 1.1km Southbound
Sydney Harbour Tunnel 2.7km Southbound
Eastern Distributor 5.4km Northbound
$6.23
$12.46
M5 East Freeway 9.4km No toll
Nil
Nil
M5 South-West Motorway 21km Each direction
$4.40
$9.30
Westlink M7 Motorway 40km Each direction
37.59 cents/km
Capped at $7.52
37.59 cents/km
Capped at $7.52
Hills M2 Motorway 20km Each direction
$6.17 (North Ryde)
$3.08 (Herring and Christie Ramps)
$3.15 (Pennant Hills Ramp)
$2.18 (Windsor Rd Ramp)

$18.50 (North Ryde)
$9.24 (Herring and Christie Ramps)
$9.45 (Pennant Hills Ramp)
$6.55 (Windsor Rd Ramp)
Lane Cove Tunnel 3.6km Each direction
$3.06
$6.11
Cross City Tunnel 2.1km Each direction
$5.04 (Main tunnel)
$2.38 (Sir John Young Cres)
$10.08 (Main tunnel)
$4.76 (Sir John Young Cres)
Military Road E-Ramp   Each direction
$1.54
$3.08
M4 Western Motorway 40km No toll
Nil
Nil