New M4 FAQs

Do I need a tag to travel on the new M4?

For faster trips on the new M4 between Parramatta and Homebush, motorists will need a working electronic tag or pass correctly fitted in your vehicle.

The new M4 accepts any toll tag products. If you have an existing toll tag account, please make sure your licence plate is linked to the account by contacting your tag provider.

If your vehicle does not have an electronic tag or pass, please visit Roads and Maritime’s website.

How do I pay a toll?

Distance-based tolls apply on the new M4 between Church Street and Homebush Bay Drive. 

If you do not have an electronic tag or pass, visit

What happens if I travel on the new M4 without a tag or pass?

When did you drive on the new M4?How can you pay the toll?

Less than three days ago

You can pay your toll online by visiting or calling on 13 18 65.

Between four and seven days ago

If you travelled on the new M4 four to seven days ago, you can pay your toll by opening an E-Toll account or linking your vehicle to an existing tag account.

Seven days or more ago

If you travelled on the new M4 more than a week ago, you will receive a toll notice in the mail. To pay a reduced administration fee, open a tag account and pay the toll with your account.

What do the beeps from my tag mean?

Because the toll is based on how far you travel on this section of motorway, you will hear two beeps - one when you enter and one when you leave the motorway.

My tag beeped when I exited Sydney Olympic Park from the P4 carpark onto Homebush Bay Drive. Will I be charged a toll?

No, ignore the beep. You will not be charged as you did not enter the motorway. 

What work is happening at the eastern end of the M4?

The WestConnex New M4 is split into two parts. The first is the widened M4 between Parramatta and Homebush, which is complete and opened to traffic. You will be charged a distance-based toll for using this newly upgraded road. The second is the M4 extension from Homebush to Haberfield. Work on this largely underground section is continuing with new infrastructure being installed and toll testing to begin soon. This will include new toll gantries at on and off-ramps for the M4 Motorway east of Homebush Bay Drive. If you pass under a toll gantry along this section of the M4, you won't be tolled until it officially opens to traffic in 2019. If you hear a beep at one of these new gantries, please ignore it. To plan your trip around this section, please visitour traffic changes webpage.

Will a cashback be introduced for the new M4?

No cashback arrangements will apply on WestConnex motorways.

Why has a toll been reintroduced on the new M4?

Part of WestConnex involves delivering the new M4 between Parramatta and Homebush – providing a faster, safer and more reliable motorway for motorists.

The tolls will help to fund the delivery of WestConnex.

The M4 Motorway between Emu Plains and Parramatta will remain untolled – this is over 80 per cent of the motorway.

How are tolls calculated on WestConnex?

WestConnex has a distance-based tolling system, like the existing M7 Motorway. Motorists pay only for the sections of the motorway they use and a maximum cap applies.

For faster trips on WestConnex, you will need a working electronic tag or pass correctly fitted in your vehicle.

Your tag or pass will recognise when you pass under a tolling gantry. These are installed at each entry and exit point along WestConnex. You will know your tag has been read because it will make a beep.

A computer then calculates how far you have travelled, how much your toll will be and the trip will be deducted from your account.  

Cars and motorbikes will pay one third of the heavy truck toll, reflecting the greater wear and tear trucks have on the motorway (an approach that is consistent with other Sydney motorways).

For the current toll estimates, see tolls for WestConnex stages or New M4 Tolls.

Why do I need a tag?

For faster trips on WestConnex, you will need a working electronic tag or pass correctly fitted in your vehicle.

This allows us to charge your directly and automatically for your trip on the motorway.

How often do WestConnex tolls increase?

Only once a year. Unlike the majority of Sydney motorways which increase quarterly, WestConnex tolls increase annually on 1 January.  There will be a maximum increase per annum of four per cent or the consumer price index (CPI) – whichever is greater – until 2040. After that, CPI will apply.

Is there any toll testing on the M4?

Yes. Three new tolling gantries east of Homebush Bay Drive are being tested until the New M4 tunnel opens in 2019. 

Drivers passing through the following toll points should ignore the beep as charges will not apply:

  • Homebush Bay Drive eastbound on-ramp
  • Homebush Bay Drive westbound off-ramp
  • Powells Creek on-ramp

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