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These Aussies are eligible for up to $750 today

The NSW government’s toll-relief scheme kicks off today.

Toll relief Pile of Australian money and cars and trucks driving on a new tollway in Sydney
Toll relief: NSW residents may be eligible for up to $750 from today

The NSW toll-relief scheme kicks off today to offset the cost of paying to use the state’s freeways for motorists who are heavy users.

It’s been estimated that eligible motorists will be able to claim up to 40 per cent of their costs, capped at $750.

Premier Dom Perrotett said almost 300,000 extra drivers would benefit from the scheme, and Treasurer Matt Keen said the initiative would help ease the cost of living for residents of NSW who frequently used tollways.

“The new Toll Relief Rebate Scheme will start putting money back into drivers’ bank accounts once they spend $375 a year on tolls,” Kean said.

“We’ve more than doubled the number of drivers eligible for toll relief and, for the first time, pensioners will be able to claim a rebate while still receiving free car registration.”

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According to government data, the scheme would particularly help people on the roads who were based in Western and South West Sydney, said Minister for Metropolitan Roads Natalie Ward.

“Drivers from Casula to Liverpool, Rouse Hill and Campbelltown will be the big winners, but everyone across New South Wales will have the chance to cash in on the new Toll Relief Rebate Scheme,” Ward said.

Rebates will be backdated to July 1, 2022 and payments will start to flow within days of applications being received for eligible applicants. To check eligibility and to claim the rebate, motorists will need to link their toll account to their MyServiceNSW account and nominate a bank account.

To make a claim, motorists need to:

  • Be a NSW resident

  • Spend $375 or more on eligible tolls in a financial year

  • Have a NSW personal toll account (E-Toll or Transurban Linkt) – if you've moved from interstate, check with your toll provider that you now have a NSW personal account suitable for Toll Relief

  • Have already paid for the tolls

  • have accrued the tolls on a vehicle that's registered in NSW, and is below 2,794kg TARE weight

  • Have travelled on an eligible NSW toll road

  • Claim within one year of the financial year end in which you paid the tolls

  • Have not already received a rebate in the quarter for which you're claiming

  • Have not already received the maximum rebate in the financial year for which you're claiming

For information and details on how to claim head to Service NSW.

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