Effective 1 July 2023, motorists travelling across the Sir Leo Hielscher Bridges, commonly known as the Gateway bridges in Brisbane will see an increase in toll fees.
The toll for a car journey will rise by 38 cents, bringing the total to $5.45. Similarly, drivers passing through the Legacy Way will experience a toll increase of 46 cents, raising the fee to $6.60.
Transurban, the company responsible for operating most of Australia’s toll roads, manages assets such as Brisbane’s Gateway bridges and Logan motorways, the Clem7, the Legacy Way, Toowoomba Bypass, and Airport Link tunnels.
Similar to the situation in Brisbane, Transurban operates numerous toll roads in Sydney and Melbourne. Due to the nature of their long-term contracts, toll prices on these roads are set to increase. The specific details of the price hikes, including the amounts and effective dates, will depend on the terms outlined in the contracts.
Toll prices typically adjust in accordance with changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI), reflecting the overall cost of living. The government regulates the extent and frequency of toll price increases each year. However, the specific rate and timing of these increases vary across different toll roads and are determined by the government.
Recognising that some motorists may face financial difficulties, a spokesperson from Transurban encouraged individuals to seek support.
The Linkt Assist team, available to assist drivers, offers various services, including payment plans, extended payment deadlines, and toll credits. Motorists in need can reach out to this team for assistance.
You can visit Linkt’s website to find out more about the eligibility criteria for toll credit support and how to apply.