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Where are the toll roads?

There are three toll roads in New Zealand:

View a map of toll roads

How much is the toll?     

Toll prices vary by road and depend on the type of vehicle you are driving.

See the full list of prices

How long do I have to pay my toll?   

We ask you to pay your toll within five working days of travelling on a toll road.

If you don’t pay in this time, you may be sent a toll payment notice for each unpaid toll. There is an administration fee of $4.90 per notice issued. Avoid the extra charge by paying your toll before or immediately after using a toll road.

Find out more about ways to pay. Or, better still, open an account.(external link)

How is the toll collected?

The toll is collected through an electronic tolling system. This system uses cameras and sensors with optical character recognition technology to capture an image of a vehicle’s registration plate and assign the correct toll price, based on the size of the vehicle. Internationally, the trend of toll roads is to move to electronic collection.

View the 3D tolling animation to see how electronic tolling works(external link)

What if I don’t want to pay a toll?

There are free alternatives routes available if you choose not to travel on a toll road. There are signs letting you know the alternative routes. Look for signs with this symbol (Free route pic)

View the alternative routes

If you inadvertently travel on a toll road you are required to pay the toll.

I have received a toll payment notice but I wasn’t driving, what do I do?

If a vehicle registered to you travels on a toll road and payment isn’t received within five working days, you may receive a toll payment notice from us. If you weren’t the driver of the vehicle, you are able to transfer liability to the driver by completing a Statutory Declaration form [PDF, 131 KB].

The minimum information we need for the new driver is their full name and postal address. If this information is not included we will be unable to process your form.

You can return this form to us at or to the postal address below:

NZ Transport Agency - Tolling
Private Bag 11777
Palmerston North 4442

Please note, we must receive this form within 28 days of the issue date stated on your toll payment notice.

I have received a Toll Payment Notice but my vehicle did not travel on a toll road. What should I do?

Please contact us with the registration plate number and reference number on your notice so we can look into this for you.

What happens if I sell my vehicle or buy a new one?

Pay & Go tolls

Pre-purchased tolls will not transfer from your old to your new vehicle. If you have pre-paid tolls you can get a refund of these tolls here(external link).


If you have a toll account, you need to update your registration plate details immediately. These will not update automatically. Log into your account(external link) to update the listed vehicles.

If you buy or sell a vehicle, you must also ensure you’ve updated the registered person details(external link) in the Motor Vehicle Register.