Toll relief – free rego for drivers

Published: 20 Nov 2017

Released by: The Premier

Toll road users will soon be eligible for free car registration as part of the NSW Government’s commitment to tackle cost of living pressures.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian today announced drivers will be eligible for free vehicle registration if they spend more than $25 a week, on average, over a 12 month period on tolls.

“The majority of eligible motorists will save $358 a year on registration costs, with potential savings of up to $715 a year,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“The Government’s strong budget position allows us to give back to toll users.

“The NSW Government has made it a priority to drive down the cost of owning a vehicle with big savings being delivered through reforms to CTP Green Slips and the introduction of a FuelCheck app.”

The rego rebate will be available for all standard privately registered cars, utes, 4 wheel-drives and motorcycles from July 1, 2018.

Minister for Western Sydney and WestConnex Stuart Ayres said the scheme will be backdated, so eligible motorists will enjoy free vehicle registration if they spend more than $25 a week from July 1, 2017.

“We want NSW road users to start enjoying the savings as soon as possible, so when the scheme kicks in we will include historic toll payments,” Mr Ayres said.

“This delivers a fair go for drivers who are paying their way on the toll road network which allows them to spend less time in their cars and more time at home.”

The scheme will apply to private drivers who use any existing toll roads and will apply to any new toll roads in the future.

Drivers who use the M5 will continue to have access to the Cashback scheme.

Private motor vehicles weighing more than 2795kg, such as trucks, are not included in the scheme.

Weight BandRegistration Savings For Eligible Motorists (2017)*Example Vehicles

Cars up to 975kg


Hyundai Eon, Citroen C1, Renault Twingo

Cars 976 – 1154kg


Ford Fiesta, Mazda 2, VW Polo, Toyota Yaris

Cars 1155 – 1504kg


Mazda 3, Hyundai i30, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, VW Golf

Cars 1505 – 2504kg


Toyota Camry, Toyota Hilux, Hyundai Tucson, Holden Commodore, Mazda CX3, Ford Ranger

Cars 2505 – 2794kg


Toyota Land Cruiser, Nissan Patrol



All registered motorcycles

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