Paying tolls

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

Three 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 electronic pass before you leave home or up to three 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 three days of travel.

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

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.

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

A pass is an arrangement where your number plate is temporarily recorded in the tolling system. Your Licence Plate Number will be photographed at a toll point and matched to your pass. The toll and a video processing fee will be charged to your nominated credit card or bank account.

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.

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