Thousands of NSW motorists will be eligible to claim cash back on road tolls, when a new cap comes into effect next year.
From January 1, the NSW government will introduce a $60 weekly toll cap, as promised during the March state election.
An estimated 720,000 toll users will be able to claim back whatever they spend above $60 a week, which will be paid as a quarterly refund from Service NSW.
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Kellyville and its surrounding suburbs will see the highest number of drivers benefit, with more than 13,000 toll account users able to claim an average of $399 a year each.
Roads Minister John Graham said more motorists would be able to access the scheme than originally anticipated.
“Motorists - particularly in western Sydney, where access to public transport alternatives have been more limited than in other parts of the city - have been crying out for relief from the ever-rising burden of tolls on the family budget,” Graham said.
Motorists in Silverwater are expected to receive an average $475 cash back, according to Transport for NSW forecasts, while Glendenning drivers will get an average of $540 back.
Blacktown drivers will be able to claim $440 back, on average, while Rosehill drivers will get $504 and Quakers Hill drivers will get $446, on average.
Motorists in Holsworthy are expected to claim $286, while those in Gosford could claim $199, on average.
The government is also introducing toll rebates for heavy vehicles using the M5 East and M8 tunnels from January 1.
What other toll relief is available?
The $60-a-week toll cap comes on top of the government’s existing 40 per cent rebate for frequent toll users.
Eligible motorists who spend more than $402 a year on tolls in the 2023-24 financial year, will receive the 40 per cent rebate. The rebate is capped at $802.
You can claim once a quarter or up to one year after the financial year ends. Claims close June 30, 2025.