NSW toll relief rebate: Who can claim and how to claim back money spent on toll roads

Up to 500,000 motorists in New South Wales are expected to claim back hundreds of dollars they spend on road tolls from today under a new relief scheme.

Drivers who spend at least $375 on tolls a year will be able to claim a 40 per cent rebate of up to $750.

Premier Dominic Perrottet launched the road toll subsidy today, saying it was part of the state government’s $7 billion cost-of-living relief package.

More than 45,000 E-Toll users overcharged in system error.
From today NSW motorists can claim back hundreds of dollars they spend on road tolls. (Louie Douvis)

“We know this makes a real difference to people’s life … it is part of making sure New South Wales is best place to live, raise a family and run a business.”

Roads Minister Natalie Ward said motorists in southwestern and western Sydney would be big winners from the toll relief package.

Casula, Hammondville, Liverpool, Beaumont Hills and Rouse Hill are the suburbs with the most people eligible for the rebate, according to government figures.

Who can claim the toll relief?

Motorists who spend at least $375 on tolls between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023 will be able to claim a 40 per cent rebate of up to $750.

Sole traders may be eligible for a further $750 but applications for this extra rebate will not be available until February 28.

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet launched the toll relief package. (Nine)

Anyone wishing to claim the rebate needs to link their toll account to their MyServiceNSW account and the money will be deposited in their nominated bank account.

Motorists with more than one vehicle on their personal toll account can claim if you let your NSW toll provider know the licence plate numbers of all the vehicles.

You have until June 30 2024 to claim for any tolls spent in the 2023-2024 financial year.

Motorists in western Sydney suburbs such as Casula are expected to be big winners from the toll relief scheme. (Nine)

When will the rebate hit my bank account?

Rebates will be backdated to July 1, 2022, with the first payment expected to be made within days of applications being received.

What about other toll rebates?

The new toll relief scheme will replace the free and half-price registration renewal program, which ends on June 30.

For the current financial year, drivers can double dip and apply for both the registration rebate and toll relief.

But for the 2023-2024 financial year, only pensioners can receive both. All other motorists must select which scheme they will benefit from.

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