Roads and Maritime Services (replacing Roads and Traffic Authority) is the NSW State Government agency responsible for:
- Testing and licensing drivers and registering and inspecting vehicles.
- Managing the road network to achieve consistent travel times.
The road network that Roads and Maritime Services manages includes:
- 18,028km of State roads, including 4,269km of National Road Network, for which the Australian Government provides a funding contribution, and 163km of privately-funded toll roads.
- 2946km of regional and local roads in the unincorporated area of NSW.
- 5051 bridges, major culverts and 22 tunnels.
- 3751 traffic signals and other traffic facilities, systems and corridor assets.
It provides financial assistance to local councils to manage 18,474 kilometres of Regional Roads and also provides some funding and support to the 144,750 kilometres of council-managed local access roads which are funded by local ratepayers and federal road assistance grants.
Roads and Maritime Services employs more than 7,000 staff throughout NSW, including 129 motor registries.
Roads and Maritime Services has a vast range of customers, including individuals, private organisations, community and road transport groups, local councils and State and Federal Government agencies. As of 30 June 2009 there were 4.72 million drivers and 5.33 million NSW registered vehicles. In 2008-09 The Roads and Traffic Authority managed approximately 20 million registration and licensing transactions.
Australian Business Number (ABN)
Roads and Maritime Services ABN is: 76 236 371 088