Wot's the go on NSW e-tags ??

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 10:49
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Now I'm using the dreaded toll roads more around Sydney- I'm finding it necessary to get one of those beeping toll tags.
Word around is for us Southerners (NSW) to get the Queensland one for $25- which covers all toll roads- even Victoria??
Any suggestions which way to go??

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Reply By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 10:57

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 10:57
Morning

As far as I am aware the Etoll works around Australia. There is no minimum and no deposit. We have been using them for some time and I am kicking myself for not doing it earlier.

We have it setup so that I get an alert when it drops under $15 I can then go and top up the account or you can use a auto debit setup with them.

Works well
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Follow Up By: Member -Signman - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 10:58

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 10:58
Is that the Qld one??



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Follow Up By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 10:59

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 10:59
yea
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Follow Up By: Ozhumvee - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 11:37

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 11:37
the RTA now has a deposit free etag as well but they charge a monthly management fee. Does the Qld one charge monthly fees or any other charges, couldn't find any info re fees apart from actual toll costs on their website.
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Follow Up By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 11:45

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 11:45
Ozhumvee

There's no hidden fees you just keep topping up
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Follow Up By: Ozhumvee - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 11:59

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 11:59
Ta thanks, the Qld one might be the go then.
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 14:11

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 14:11
There is no hidden fees on the NSW RTA one - they inform you what the fees are up front.

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Reply By: Simon C - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 12:18

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 12:18
Our company has vehicles running all around Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne. As I look after all 3 states and their toll accounts....I find the Qld motorway tag the most trouble free and least hassel to manage. A word or warning.....$25.00 will not get you far in Sydney depending on your usage and how far you travel. The Sydney Toll providers (there are 7 - i think - different toll providers in Sydney) can be slow to send the request thru to debit the Qld tag....if there are insufficant funds, you will get a toll notice in the mail with the toll charges plus admin fee. You can nominate it back against your Qld tag account, but it is a lot of @#%$..... around. Just ensure you have enough credit on your tag account and you will have no problems.

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Reply By: Pete Jackman (SA) - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 12:42

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 12:42
I travel to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne for work and have a VIC City Link tag. It is a tiny sucker and there is no admin fee. They had no issues with me using a SA address.

I had to nominate a rego number but it can be used in any vehicle (I think the rego number is so that if it doesn't register and you get pinged they can charge it to your account.

Works of rme

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Follow Up By: Pete Jackman (SA) - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 12:43

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 12:43
That would be "Works for me"

and it does operate in all 3 states.

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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 23:28

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 23:28
Pete, a Victorian ETag can be registered for up to four cars. At that stage you may be looking for a second tag anyway but if one of the registered cars goes through the system without the ETag, a $1.50 extra charge is levied. It is a safe guard like that. We have four vehicles registered on any one day. Has been changed to get another through ;-)
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Reply By: Ozboc - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 18:13

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 18:13
correct me if i am wrong , but i think i seen something on today tonight some time back ( maybe 1 - 2 months ) a guy in QLD who owned a larger 4x4 got a QLD etag - and because it was QLD based - he was getting charged truck rate not car rate - so he bought one from NSW and uses it in QLD and now pays the standard car rate

not sure if this is correct - maybe worth looking into

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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 18:43

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 18:43
Well I have a QLD one and with a Landcruiser I pay car rate and even with the van on its only car rate.

Depends what you say when you set up the account as far as I can seeL
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Follow Up By: Brian B (Brisbane) - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 20:31

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 20:31
Hi Mate,

No I don't believe that is correct. We use them in Brisbane a lot and when towing our van and we only get a single charge at the car rate.
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Follow Up By: Ianw - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 21:58

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 21:58
In Victoria, "normal" 4wd , i.e. Patrol , Cruiser etc is regarded as a car. However if it is a "Cab - Chassis" type of vehicle i.e. Navara, Hilux, etc (Dual cabs as well) they regard it as a truck and charge double. Crazy. My Nav is a patrol when I go to Melb.!

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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 23:31

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 23:31
If a Landcruiser ute is the vehicle registered, or Patrol ute, they are regarded as commercial. You just fill in Landcruiser or Nissan without too much declaration. Commercial vehicles pay a higher rate than passenger cars.
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