Driving in Sydney and surrounds

Sydney has an extensive road network that includes Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Harbour Tunnel and motorways in and around the city.

Some of the motorways, tunnels and bridges around Sydney charge a toll including the M2, M4, M5, and M7, the Lane Cove Tunnel, Falcon Street Gateway, Eastern Distributor, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Tunnel and the Cross City Tunnel.
An E-Toll Pass is recommended for use by visitors to Sydney. Find out how to register for an E-Toll pass.

Alternatively, an eMU Pass is a cost effective and convenient way to get around Sydney toll roads for up to 30 days. You can purchase an eMU Pass from participating NSW petrol stations and convenience stores.

Please ensure that you keep to the speed limits and be aware of speed and traffic light cameras around Sydney. More information on NSW road rules and traffic signs.

Car parking is available in the city centre and at major shopping centres. Metered street parking is also available in most locations.

Hiring a car in Sydney is easy, provided you have a valid driver's license. Car rental operators are based at Sydney airport and around the city, with most of the big international car hire operators based at numerous Sydney locations.


Taxis in Sydney can be hailed from the kerb on the street or at one of several designated taxi ranks throughout the city centre. Taxis can also be booked directly with the many private taxi companies operating across the city.

Road Apps

Roads and Maritime Services have a range of Road Apps available for download to make driving around Sydney easier for you. Receive alerts on incidents and traffic conditions and advice on the best route to take you to your destination. Visit our real-time Road Apps page for more information.

Information in other languages

For support in languages other than English contact the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450. Once connected to TIS ask them to contact Transport for NSW on 131 500.