The NSW Government has partnered with several private companies to plan, build and operate a number of motorways around Sydney. The Sydney Orbital Network now comprises of over 160 kilometers of uninterrupted roads. Whilst most of the network is complete, Roads and Maritime Services continues to upgrade and expand the motorway network.
A toll road requires motorists by law to pay a fee known as a ‘toll’ to drive on that road or motorway. To find out more about travelling on toll roads, visit the Sydney Motorways website.
Most toll roads no longer accept cash. By setting up an electronic tag or casual user pass you can drive through toll points without stopping and your toll will be automatically charged to your account. You can set up a pass before you leave home or up to 3 days after you use a cashless toll road. Find out more.
Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Harbour Tunnel
The Sydney Harbour Bridge and Tunnel are used by over 43 million vehicles each year, making them two of the busiest roads in NSW. Time of day tolling was introduced on these harbour crossings in January 2009 to help ease traffic congestion and to encourage motorists to travel outside peak hours where possible.
The NSW Government M5 Cashback scheme allows New South Wales residents to claim back the value of tolls (excluding GST) paid while using privately registered vehicles on the M5 South Western Motorway.
You can only claim tolls paid with electronic tag accounts registered for the rebate.