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Truck multiplier toll rebate introduced in NSW

2024 is seeing a new truck multiplier toll rebate introduced in New South Wales, keeping drivers off Sydney's local roads.

As of January 1, the highly anticipated election promise by the NSW government has come into effect, with the introduction of a $60 weekly toll cap.

Across the state, almost three-quarters of a million motorists are expected to benefit from the toll relief scheme.

Motorists in Western Sydney are expected to receive major relief, with more than 60,000 eligible accounts in Lakemba, Kellyvillle, Baulkham Hills, Winston Hills, Greystanes, Moorebank and Blacktown.

Drivers who spend on average $200 per week from their individual tag or licence plate on tolls can expect to receive approximately $7280 in rebates per year.

Acting premier and minister for Western Sydney Prue Car says, “The state government’s number one priority is helping people across NSW with the rising cost of living.”

“Capping tolls to $60 a week is a key part of our commitment to ease the financial burden being faced by many families.”

The $60 toll cap scheme is set to run as a trial for two years.

Rideshare, taxis, cars registered with businesses and heavy vehicles are not eligible for the toll scheme.

However, a truck multiplier rebate has come into effect from January 1 to assist in getting trucks off local roads and to prioritise the efficient movement of goods.

Aimed at reducing traffic on local roads, this initiative encourages trucks to use toll roads and support the trucking industry by reducing cost of transportation of goods for customers.

The truck multiplier rebate includes all NSW and interstate registered trucks that travel on the M5 East and M8 with a valid E-Toll, Linkt or Eastlink account.

These trucks will receive a rebate for a third of their trip travelled on the M5 East and M8, costing an estimated $54 million over the two-year trial.

Customers registering for the truck rebate from April 2024 will automatically see the toll cap credits applied to their toll account each quarter.

Credits will automatically be applied to account holders from their toll service provider, once a quarter, with the first one applied in Q2 2024.

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