WestConnex is being built using finance from the Australian and NSW governments and the private sector.
WestConnex will be funded by motorists using distance-based tolling, similar to the M7. This means motorists will pay tolls only for the sections of motorway they use. Tolls for the entire WestConnex will be capped at a maximum amount ($8.95), for fairness. Free alternative routes will always be available for those not wanting to pay a toll.
Trucks will pay more than cars – as is the case for most other motorways in Sydney – reflecting the greater wear and tear trucks have on the motorway.
A distance-based toll applies on the New M4 between Parramatta and Homebush, which opened to traffic in July 2017.
Tolls will begin on other stages of WestConnex when they open to traffic. The next section of WestConnex to open are the New M4 Tunnels between Homebush and Haberfield, which connects the widened section of the M4 to City West Link via twin underground tunnels.
A full break down of trip totals is available on our tolling calculator. Although future tolls are all subject to minor change, the table below details the minimum and maximum toll motorists will pay as each stage of WestConnex is opened to traffic.
All tolls are calculated using a 'flagfall' of $1.27 and then $0.47 per kilometre. All amounts are in 2018 dollars.
|Open to traffic|
Widened New M4
|Open now (2017)|
New M4 Tunnels
WestConnex Total (incl Cap)
*Future toll price was updated in 2018 following the finalisation of the Project Deed for this stage of the WestConnex motorway.