expired NSW: Free Car Rego (If Toll Spend >$1300 From 01 JUL 2018); Half-Price Car Rego (If Toll Spend >$780 From 01 JUL 2018)


Toll Relief provides free vehicle registration for drivers who have spent $1300 or more on tolls in the previous financial year (an average of $25 a week).

From 1 July 2019, drivers who've spent $780 or more during the previous financial year (an average of $15 a week), will be eligible for half-price registration.
The NSW Government is backdating toll spend from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 as well.

To qualify for a privately-registered vehicle's free or half-price registration, Toll Relief will be calculated on the toll spend of all eligible vehicles that are linked to one personal toll account.

If you meet the eligibility requirements, you'll be entitled to either one free 12-month rego or one half-price 12-month rego (from 1 July), for one privately-registered car, ute, 4WD or motorcycle.

Who's eligible?
You must be a NSW resident and have:

  • a NSW personal toll account (Linkt, E-way or E-Toll)
  • your licence plate linked to your personal toll account
  • ensure your licence plate number/s and your contact details are kept up to date with your toll provider.

In addition:

  • for free rego:
    you must have spent $1300 or more (about $25 a week) on NSW toll roads in the previous financial year (1 July to 30 June) while driving a NSW privately registered light vehicle.

  • for half-price rego:
    from 1 July 2019, you must have spent $780 or more (about $15 a week) on NSW toll roads in the previous financial year (1 July to 30 June) while driving a NSW privately registered light vehicle.

You must accumulate the eligible toll spend on one toll account. For regos due from 1 July 2019, if you have multiple tag or tag-less products on the one account, then the toll spend on all the eligible vehicles on that account will count towards Toll Relief.

The Toll Relief scheme does not include tolls paid:

  • on vehicles registered for any use other than private
  • on the M5 by drivers opted into the M5 Cashback Scheme
  • on heavy vehicles.

Minimum toll spend requirements will increase by 4% each financial year. To claim Toll Relief in the financial year 2020 – 2021 you'll need to spend $16 or more on average per week ($811 or more) between 1 July 2019 – 30 June 2020.

More information @ https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/claim-your-toll-relief

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    • +1 vote

      Gladys makes you Glad,yes.

    • +13 votes

      Except she'll shut down your city at night, and try and kill your festivals. Yea, she's great fun.

    • +30 votes

      Brilliant? ‘Rather than give the State money, spend more with a private company and we’ll subsidise it!’

      This is corporate welfare.

      • +1 vote

        Right? I am not sure if the /s is missing. Both NSW and Vic are doing the same thing except Vic appears to have it more under control

    • +2 votes

      @diddy50 - It costs me $2.50 to catch the bus, the same route costs car users $14 one way in tolls.

      The reason it's so expensive is the government sold it off and allowed them to raise the price every 6 months.

      Our government is equally as useless, as with most/all governments in Australia. Poor infrastructure planning.


    How much is car rego in NSW?


    Considering the amount I paid on CityLink per day, people would easily meet the eligibility for the half price rego based on one day a week (if it was the case in Victoria). This is a really good initiative!

    • +2 votes

      What's good about it? They're encouraging more cars on the road making traffic worse. They should just lower the price of the tolls…

  • +1 vote

    My motorcycle rego in qld just went to $502 pa.

  • +19 votes

    So we allow companies to build toll roads, allow them pre-contracted price rises for 25 years & when the pain gets extreme for the poor motorist the road lobby gets the taxpayers to subside it indirectly via cheap rego.

    State government money is our tax dollars, propping up private road operators instead of building hospitals & schools.

    It’s criminal.

    • +5 votes

      many years ago, there was a "4 Corners" investigation on PPP (Public Private Partnerships),
      about how Governments use Public Money, to pay private companies, to build services/transport, etc… for the Public to use,


      charge the public to use it, and by contract, must not improve buses/transport elsewhere (or the government pays penalties to the private companies, because of "loss of income" from tolls, etc. )

  • +1 vote

    so if your not paying for rego, who is paying to fix the roads etc in nsw?

    in 10 years nsw roads will be potholes everywhere


      if it's the question of money,
      then the question is not "why the individual person is not paying?"
      but question of "why government cannot recoup tax from the rich conglomerates or their rich buddies?"

      more and more money flows in 1-direction…


      Great sense isn't it… the more you use something, the less you pay for it.

      Apparently to Liberal ideology anyway.

  • -1 vote

    You so lucky NSW!
    RIP to us Citylink/Eastlink Victorians

    • +1 vote

      i find Melb/VIC roads better and road network more organized,
      than the mess of Sydney roads…which are now grid-locked more often than not.

    • +1 vote

      Lucky because we have more toll roads than any other place on Earth?


      It only helps Sydney folk that use toll roads. The government should spend more money in regional areas.

      I used to spend $1600+/yr before I started taking trains.

      If I'm in a work vehicle it isn't hard to rack up $60/day in tolls if you drive from North Sydney to Campbelltown & return. There would be a lot of people out there doing ~$5k/yr in tolls. When WesConnex opens the toll spend will explode.

  • +1 vote

    I’m starting a new venture -UberTag.
    “Let’s assume you spend $50/wk on tolls”. You will cap out at $25 a week.after 6months you Have already got your free rego

    I get a spare tag for myself, and link it to your credit card. You use my tag on your vehicle. You pay the tolls, I get free rego and give you $250 back for the privilege.


      i'm sure they'll see that the payments are coming from a 'different credit card' then from who the car's rego is linked to the actual eTag.

      besides, posting good ideas publicly to take advantage of the government, is like being a black-hat hacker…publishing exploits, so that the system can be improved!


    Bizarre. Rego pays for compulsory 3rd party. 3rd party insurance is just going to be paid for by the people who don't drive heaps in congested areas?

    And we're heading for serious climate change problems - why introduce incentives to drive more?

    Dumb, dumb, dumb

  • +1 vote

    I saved $550+ Yesterday :)

    Toll was around $1350 so, seems reasonable when I got a free rego.

  • +1 vote

    They will need more speed camera renuve to get back the money they losing

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