An Aussie TikToker has shared the simple way drivers can claw back hundreds of dollars spent on road tolls.
Using the Service NSW app or website, motorists in the state can claim up to $802 cash back under the toll-relief-rebate scheme.
Motorists can get the rebate for money spent on tolls during the 2022-23 financial year and the current 2023-24 financial year, provided they have spent a minimum amount.
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“Don’t forget to claim your toll relief. Check [the toll relief section] on your Services NSW page,” TikToker @adrianwidjy said.
“It tells you how much you claimed last financial year but also this year so far. I can claim almost $200. Not bad.”
How does the toll relief rebate work?
Eligible NSW motorists can claim a 40 per cent rebate on their road toll costs with Service NSW. Claims can be made once a quarter.
For the 2022-23 financial year, motorists need to have spent a minimum of $375 on tolls and can claim a maximum rebate of $750. Claims close June 30, 2024.
For the 2023-24 financial year, motorists need to have spent a minimum of $402 on tolls and can claim a maximum rebate of $802. Claims close June 30, 2025.
You can make a claim through your MyServiceNSW account and you’ll get your payment within three to eight business days.
What about the $60 weekly toll cap?
The NSW government is also bringing in a $60 weekly toll cap from January 1, 2024, with claims opening from April 2024.
An estimated 720,000 motorists will be able to claim back whatever they spend above the $60 weekly cap.
The government said eligible motorists would automatically start accruing rebates for the new scheme, which will be paid as a quarterly refund from Service NSW.
Motorists can also continue to claim the toll relief rebate for the 2023-24 financial year.
Aussies claim hundreds
Aussies took to the comments section on TikTok to share their own savings, with some claiming hundreds back.
“Amazing thank you so much!! I spent $500 on tolls unknowingly so got a nice amount back thanks!,” one person wrote.
“I did it and got $800 back. Given the fact I take toll [sic] everyday to get to work,” another said.
“This is really helpful! Thanks for the reminder I forgot all about this,” someone else wrote.