Australian Tolling System Specifications

There are a common set of design specifications used across toll collection systems implemented in Australia. This white paper describes the common styles of gantry systems, vehicle classification requirements and how they differ between states, preferred technologies and performance specifications, as well as security systems, warranty and testing programs and expectations for implementation of future tolling projects.

The Australian Toll Market

Australia has a long history of toll roads. The first main roads in NSW were built in the early 1800s and were financed by toll booths. Since 2013 all toll roads have operated using Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) to detect and collect fees from drivers.