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NSW motorists can cash in on hundreds of dollars in toll relief from today

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Hundreds of thousands of motorists are expected to be able to claim back hundreds of dollars spent on tolls in NSW in a new rebate scheme beginning today.

Motorists who spend more than $375 on tolls a year can claim a 40 per cent rebate of up to $750 under the state government’s new relief scheme starting on Tuesday.

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Rebates will be backdated to July 1, 2022, with the first payments expected to be made within days of applications being received.

Sole traders may be eligible for an extra $750 but applications for this rebate do not open until February 28.

All up, the government expects half a million drivers across the state to be eligible for the new rebate scheme.

Anyone who wants to claim the rebate needs to link their toll account to their MyServiceNSW app before lodging their rebate claim for the money to be deposited into their nominated bank account.

Under the existing toll relief scheme, eligible Sydney motorists can claim free or half-price registration renewal, but this program will wrap up on June 30.

That initiative gives one free, or half-price, 12-month registration to drivers who hit a yearly spend threshold on tolls.

But for the current financial year, NSW drivers can take advantage of both schemes and apply for the registration rebate and toll relief.

Premier Dominic Perrottet said the rebates would provide a boost to household budgets, with almost 300,000 extra drivers to benefit from the new relief scheme.

“We are putting more money back in the pockets of NSW families particularly those across western Sydney who use our world-class motorway network,” he said.

Minister for Roads Natalie Ward said the government was encouraging those in Western and south-Western Sydney to apply.

“This scheme is for every driver across NSW, but we’re particularly encouraging those in Western and southewestern Sydney to apply and take advantage of the savings on offer,” she said.

Motorists will have until June 30, 2024 to claim for any tolls paid in the 2022-23 financial year.

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Source: 7News