There are more than 110 km of connected motorways for motorists travelling in and around Sydney. Most of the motorways on Sydney’s orbital network are toll roads, meaning you have to pay a toll to use them. Some are also fully electronic, so you can’t pay the toll with cash at a tollbooth. Instead, you need to pay the toll with an electronic tag or a pass. Find out more...
Please note: The Sydney Harbour Bridge and Tunnel are both fully electronic and do not accept cash for toll payment.
The following Roads and Maritime Services (replacing Roads and Traffic Authority) tolling products are ideal for tourists and visitors. The best product for you depends on how long you plan to visit and how much you plan to drive.
- Roads and Maritime Services (replacing Roads and Traffic Authority) E-Toll pass
If you are visiting Sydney for a few days and only plan to drive occasionally, you can register for an Roads and Maritime Services (replacing Roads and Traffic Authority) E-Toll pass to pay any toll roads in NSW. Find out more...
- Roads and Maritime Services (replacing Roads and Traffic Authority) short-term tag
If you're visiting Sydney and plan to drive frequently, Roads and Maritime Services (replacing Roads and Traffic Authority) short term tag may be your best cashless payment option. You can use the short term tag on any motorway throughout Australia as often as you need. Find out more...
Interstate tourists and visitors can use their Interstate electronic tags on NSW 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 rental vehicle companies Avis, Budget, Europcar and Thrifty 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. Find out more...
International tourists and visitors
International tourists and visitors driving in New South Wales must observe the licence requirements for visitors. You must carry your licence with you when you are driving and there is an on-the-spot fine for not having your licence with you. Your licence must be written in English or, if the licence is not in English, carry an English translation or an International Driving Permit.
The following links provide more information on driving in NSW and Australia:
Licensing requirements for international visitors
If you are not an Australian citizen or a permanent resident of Australia you are considered to be a temporary overseas visitor. Temporary overseas visitors include:
- Business people on limited duration visits.
- People studying or working temporarily (eg working visa holders) in NSW.
Note: Special arrangements apply for New Zealand citizens. Find out more…
If you are a temporary overseas visitor and hold a current overseas driver licence, you do not have to get a NSW driver licence. You can drive on your current overseas licence as long as:
- You remain a visitor.
- You have not been disqualified from driving in NSW or elsewhere.
- You have not had your licence suspended or cancelled, or your visiting driver privileges withdrawn.
The Transport Infoline website provides up-to-date information on train, bus and ferry travel in an area spanning Port Stephens in the North, Scone and Dungog in the Hunter, Bathurst in the West, Goulburn in the Southern Highlands, Bomaderry in the South and Sydney in the East.