Using toll roads

Find out how to use toll roads and how much it could cost.

Tolls in Victoria

Victoria’s toll roads are operated by private companies: Linkt (CityLink) and Connecteast (EastLink) . You're required (by law) to register your vehicle for tolling. You can do this by: Buying a Pass or Opening an account.

Buying a Pass 

A trip pass is designed for infrequent users and can be purchased beforehand, or up to 3 days after travel.

Passes can be purchased online or at any 7-Eleven, United Petroleum and participating newsagents.

It's important to note that:

Opening an account 

There are two types of accounts available:

Tag accounts  
  • in most cases, the cheapest way to travel on Linkt (CityLink) and EastLink
  • requires the installation of a tag to the vehicle’s windscreen
  • can be used on any toll road in Australia
Non-tag accounts (Video Accounts)
  • offers travel on both Linkt (CityLink) and EastLink
  • there is no need for a tag – images of your vehicle’s licence plate will be used instead
  • an image processing fee is charged for each trip in addition to the toll
  • generally does not cover travel on interstate toll roads

3 days to pay

If you don’t register your vehicle for tolling by maintaining a valid account or by buying a relevant pass (a pass can be purchased before or up to 3 days after travel) you may be charged an administration fee or an infringement notice may be issued. 

Find out what happens if you don't pay.

Keep your contact details up to date

If you don't keep your details up to date with VicRoads and your tolling operator, you could miss out on important information.

Updating your address with VicRoads

The details of the registered operator of a vehicle kept by VicRoads will be used in the toll recovery process. This means that if you do not change your address with VicRoads a tolling invoice or infringement notice may be sent to the wrong address.

Updating your details with VicRoads will not update your account details with Linkt (CityLink) or EastLink.

Updating your address with your tolling operator

If you do not keep your details with your tolling operator up to date you may miss out on important information about your account which may help you avoid the toll recovery process.

Updating your details with your tolling operator will not update your details with VicRoads. 

I have an interstate Tag Account and want to use a Victorian toll road.

Tags used on interstate toll roads can be used on CityLink and EastLink.

Before travelling to Victoria it is important you must:

  • maintain a positive balance on a prepaid account,
  • ensure that your vehicle's registration number is listed on your account.

I do not have an Interstate Tag Account and want to use a Victorian toll road.

You should contact either CityLink or EastLink to purchase a pass before or upto 3 days after you travel on the toll road. Both CityLink and EastLink offer a range of passes which are suitable for infrequent users. Failure to do this will result in a request for payment being issued which if unpaid may result in an infringement notice being issued.

How do I plan my trip around toll roads?

There are multiple tools which allow motorists to include or exclude the use of tollways in seeking directions to their nominated destinations. For example Google or Whereis. In addition, Melways maps highlight the tollways in blue to allow motorists to plan their trips accordingly.

While driving you can identify Victorian toll roads by their distinctive blue and yellow signs. Find out more about how to recognise toll roads and plan your travel in Victoria.

When travelling in a taxi, your driver should give you the choice to use (or not use) a toll road as part of your trip.

If you choose to use a toll road, the applicable taxi tolls will be charged on top of your metered fare. These toll fees will be displayed inside the taxi.

To find out more about taxi travel and toll fees visit the Taxi Services Commission

 

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