There are three toll roads in New Zealand:
Toll prices vary by road and depend on the type of vehicle you are driving.
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.
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.
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)
If you inadvertently travel on a toll road you are required to pay the toll.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Please contact us with the registration plate number and reference number on your notice so we can look into this for you.
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.