Toll Roads in Australia Info – Travelwheels Campervan Hire
Toll Roads in Australia – unfair system for travellers
Many campervan hire Australia companies have been lobbying the government to make things easier for tourists visiting Australia! The current system of Toll Roads in Australia is confusing and unfair. Many tourists get penalty fines as the system here in Australia is especially confusing!
If your first language is not English, then it adds another layer of difficult! Just trying to understand the Toll Roads in Australia system can be especially fustrating! This is why Travelwheels Campervan Hire Australia has produced this guide after getting customer reviews about Toll Roads in Australia. Below is our guide to the current system, but remember things change all the time in Australia!
Toll Roads in Australia – now cashless system
Travelwheels Campervan Hire Australia can not tell you how many people especially get caught out when using a toll road in Australia! You can no longer pay cash at any toll roads in Australia! Furthermore, this therefore has lead to more confusion especially for tourists and penalty fines afterwards! There is a system in place where you either have to buy an “electronic tag”, or a temporary pass for example. Otherwise, you have to call them every time you pass one of the cashless toll roads in Australia!
Toll roads in Australia – no pass, then 48 hours to pay!
If you do for example pass any of the Toll Roads in Australia, then you normally have 48 hours to call them! Make sure you call the relevant Toll Roads company and pay the toll or you get a fine! Therefore because the system is cashless and the road signs are very poor, or especially confusing many tourist fall in to this trap set by the government! For the most part, many people argue that this is money making machine for the government! Here are Travelwheels Campervan Hire our staff and many of our customer feedback and reviews think the same idea!
How do you therefore protect yourself from getting a fine whilst driving on Toll Roads in Australia? Here is a guide to each of the different toll roads in Australia companies. NOTE – things change! Prices go up, rules change and you know what governments are like! Therefore please don’t treat this as the gospel! Do you own research and hopefully you will find this especially useful for information about toll roads in Australia. Subsequently it’s more like a mini guide and not a legal document! Please note that Travelwheels Campervan Hire Australia will not be held responsible for any error in this webpage!
Toll Roads in Sydney:
Sydney is especially known as the capital for Toll Roads in Australia! As a result of the government’s money grabbing policies, Sydney has loads of toll roads and bridges which are all cashless! They all use electronic E-tags and now none of these will accept cash! Here is an example photo of just some of the toll roads and they are planning more!
Remember it is your responsibility to pay for toll roads in Australia fee! It is not your car or campervan hire company’s responsibility! Here is a list of the current list of Toll Roads in Australia for the Sydney area (they are planning more!).
|Service||Toll Charged||Toll Type|
|Cross City Tunnel – Main tunnel||Both directions||Fixed toll fee|
|Cross City Tunnel – Sir John Young Cres||North bound||Fixed toll fee|
|Eastern Distributor||North bound||Fixed toll fee|
|Lane Cove Tunnel||Both directions||Fixed toll fee|
|M2 – North Ryde||Both directions||Fixed toll fee|
|M2 – Pennant Hills Road||Both directions||Fixed toll fee|
|M4||Both directions||Fixed toll fee|
|M5||Both directions||Fixed toll fee|
|M7||Both directions||Distance travelled|
|Military Road E-Ramps||Both directions||Fixed toll fee|
|Sydney Harbour Bridge||South bound||Time of Day – prices vary|
|Sydney Harbour Tunnel||South bound||Time of Day – prices vary|
How to use Tolls Roads in Sydney
First of all check to see if you have an “E Tag” in the vehicle? If yes, then you must travel in the “E” lanes, which are clearly marked on the roads. The e-tag is read with a censor and your toll account is automatically debited. These tags can be purchased through several websites online. Here for example are the two main companies than can be used on any Toll Roads in Australia.
Visiting Australia on holiday – best option use Roam pass
If you are here on holiday to Australia, then you have two options. The first one is to set up a temporary pass such as www.myrta.com and/or www.roam.com.au to pay for your Toll Roads in Australia. You will need a credit card and the registration number of the campervan hire vehicle. Then you can set up the pass for the exact number of days you are travelling. This way you are not paying for the next person who is going to use the campervan you have hired!
Remember it is important to ask about toll roads and work out what you are going to do before you travel. Here for example is a section of the terms and conditions from travelwheels campervan hire about toll roads.
HIRER(S) RESPONSIBILITY FOR TOLL ROADS IN AUSTRALIA
The Hirer(s) accept responsibility for all traffic violations including all road tolls, parking fines, speeding or any other fines he/she receives. Fines will be passed on the HIRER(S) together with an administration cost of $75 per infringement.
I UNDERSTAND TRAVELWHEELS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHARGE AN ADMINISTRATION FEE OF $75.00 FOR ASSOCIATED ADMINISTRATION COSTS FOR TRAFFIC OFFENCES. THIS FEE WILL BE APPLICABLE PER OFFENCE.
All the campervan hire companies in Australia have this kind of condition in their campervan rental Terms and conditions document. Remember it is your responsibility to pay for any toll roads in Australia charges. Here is a link to some more information about toll roads in Sydney if you are travelling just in NSW.
Toll roads in Australia – email Travelwheels
If you are not sure about Toll Roads in Australia, then you are more than welcome to email travelwheels campervan hire by clicking the button below
Toll Roads in Melbourne area:
Toll Roads in Australia in the Melbourne area is especially complicated for travellers to Australia! First of all there are two companies operating the different roads which can be confusing! For example CityLink controls the Tullamarine Freeway, Bolte Bridge, and Burnley. They also control the tunnels that link the South-Eastern suburbs with the West Gate Bridge and the Tullamarine Freeway. Furthermore it also charges for the road into Exhibition Street on the Southern side of the CBD! Here is a picture of a typical Toll Road in Australia sign down in Melbourne.
Melbourne Toll roads pass options to consider
Here are the options for those passing over these roads in your travelwheels campervan hire van. There are a number of different payment options for casual users. For example you can pre-purchase these over the phone including a 24 hour, Weekend or ‘Tulla’ Pass.
- The 24 Hour Pass commences when you first use Citylink on your nominated day.
- The Weekend Pass covers you from midnight Friday to midnight Sunday.
- The Tulla Pass covers travel between Flemington and Bulla Road in either direction
You can also purchase these passes on the CityLink website www.citylink.com.au
Their phone number = 13 26 29
Therefore failure to pay your Toll Roads in Australia fee within the specified time incurs a Late Toll Fee! This is automatically charged to the owner of the vehicle. If you are hiring a rental vehicle, you can get hit twice, ouch! As it is an official road traffic offense in Australia, this means extra charges from your campervan rental company! As a result of the vehicle being registered in the campervan hire company’s name they have to transfer it to your name! Therefore the rental company charges you an additional fee to remove the fine from the company into your name. Why the extra fees, and this is because they have to visit a Justice of Peace and sign a legal document which costs money! By the way if you are down in Melbourne we suggest you visit Wilsons Promontory! Great place to explore with your campervan!
Toll roads in Australia – contact Travelwheels
If you are not sure about Toll Roads in Australia, then ask us a question or two! You are more than welcome to use our contact us form. Alternatively you can email travelwheels campervan hire by clicking the button below
Toll Roads in Brisbane area:
The Toll roads in the Brisbane area are located in the south of the city and to the east running north of the airport.
Below are a list of some of the toll bridges and roads, but in Queensland they seem to be adding new ones all the time!
- Gateway Bridge
- The Gateway Motorway
- Extension to the Gateway Motorway
- Logan Motorway
- Northern Link extending the Western Freeway into Brisbane inner city Bypass
- M7 Motorway
- CLEM7 section including the 5km city tunnel
- Go Between Bridge linking Southern Brisbane with Milton.
Tolls for the CLEM7 and the Go Between Bridge connection will be operated by flowtoll.com.au and information on passes will be published closer to the opening of the service in 2010.
Easier to pay for these toll road passes by credit card
You can therefore purchase passes for the Logan and Gateway Motorways tolls via the video pass system (govia.com.au). Passes can be purchased by credit card or cash.
Once you have pre-registered your credit card, you can therefore begin your trip. Here on the motorways if you go under a toll road sign, then your credit card will be debited automatically. Toll prices vary, but as in this case you control the travel period. Therefore this is very useful when hiring a campervan in Australia. As a result of this pass you only pay for tolls incurred during your nominated travel period (1 to 30 days). Alternatively if your especially against handing over your credit card details, there is another option for you. For example you can pay up to 3 days after your trip if you give them a call or via the internet.
Here is a short list of some of the places you can get the pass
- phone 1300 046 842
- Customer Service Centres for the toll road companies
Toll roads in Australia – email Travelwheels
If you are not sure about the system of Toll Roads in Australia, then contact us. You are therefore more than welcome to email travelwheels campervan hire by clicking the button below
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Toll Roads in Australia links
Here are some more links about Toll Roads in Australia below you might find useful.
Toll Roads in Australia – any body visiting Sydney area then Roam is the name of the company you need. Here you can register your car or campervan rental vehicle to travel on Sydney’s toll roads.
Need help planning your campervan hire road trip to Australia?
Now you have read all about Toll Roads in Australia, now it is time to think about hiring a campervan to see Australia! Travelwheels staff really know how to plan a campervan road trip in Australia on a budget! For example do you need help or advice on planning, weather, campervan insurance, and where can I camp for free on the east coast of Australia? Furthermore other popular questions include, when is the cheapest time of year to hire a campervan in Australia? As an example to help you plan your campervan road trip in Australia, here are some useful links for you to read. Remember you can call our team on 0412766616 or email us at [email protected] anytime for help.
Useful links for anybody thinking of hiring a campervan in Australia
- Cairns to Sydney roadtrip planner – detailed road trip guide to help plan your campervan hire holiday.
- Things to do in Atherton Tablelands – cool things to do when visiting the tablelands by campervan
- Free Camping on East Coast of Australia – guide to free camping options for travellers to help save you money.
- Jervis Bay – visit the dolphins – weekend or three day campervan hire Sydney to Jervis bay roadtrip planner.
- Great Ocean Road Campervan Roadtrip – check out our 10 day ultimate Great Ocean Road camper guide
- Melbourne to Sydney road trip – very high customer reviews about this popular road trip by campervan.
- Cheap campervan hire advice – when is the best time of year to get the lowest prices guide.
- Long term campervan hire discounts – blog post about how to get discounts on camper hire for longer trips
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