Brisbane Toll Roads, Charges and Passes

Brisbane has five major toll roads which are all operated by Queensland Motorways. They consist of the Sir Leo Hielscher Bridges, the Gateway Motorway, the Gateway Extension Motorway, and the Logan Motorway.

The toll roads are fully electronic meaning cash is not accepted. To pay for your usage if you don’t have an electronic tag fitted in your car, you’ll need to pay for your trips by credit card online with a go viavideo pass or over the phone by calling 1 3000 GO VIA (1 3000 46 842). Alternatively, cash payments can be made at customer service centres but will incur a further $1.07 fee.

go viavideo passes are valid for 30 days and can also be bought up to three days after using the toll road. They are only for the Queensland Motorway network. On top of the regular toll fee, you’ll be charged an additional $0.42 ‘video matching fee’ per toll point.

Toll prices are charged depending on which of the five toll points you pass through.

Queensland Motorways Map (0.2 Mb)

Queensland Motorways Toll Points
Toll Point Price
Murarrie $4.41
Kuraby $2.77
Loganlea Road $1.93
Heathwood $2.91
Paradise Road $2.91
Prices are accurate as at 5 July 2011 – Sadly, prices have gone up by an average of yet another 20% since a year ago


12 Responses to “Brisbane Toll Roads, Charges and Passes”

  1. R L Softley on September 21st, 2010 6:09 pm

    Get rid of the automated system for paying and pay someone who can understand English as spoken by a Lancastrian

  2. Rod Dougal on April 6th, 2011 7:04 pm

    A visitor to your Country and your City I found myself on one of your toll roads withinBrisbane by accident. Now I cant find where to make payment for my Toyota Camry, DJB427
    Not well orgfanised!!!

  3. Car Hire Insider on April 8th, 2011 2:58 am

    Rod: Yup, sadly the whole toll system is still pretty confusing to travellers. More often than not, people tend to unintentionally end up on a toll road! go via is the company that manages Brisbane’s toll payments. Use this link to purchase a casual pass for the road you used. Be aware you need to pay for it within 3 days of travel. Otherwise, try calling go via on 1 3000 46 842 (within country) or +61 73323 0001 (outside Australia).

  4. robert barrass on August 18th, 2011 7:31 pm

    why are your toll companies seperate ; if you leave your details with one firm the other has no access to your details for payment. A visitor to the state travelling through has no idea which toll company to pay for which trip without memorising the diferent motorways?

  5. Car Hire Insider on August 20th, 2011 6:38 pm

    Robert: Well, you’ll only need to register with Go Via when using QLD motorways. However, you’ll still need to memorize different motorways to pay for them! :S

  6. M.J.Elliott on September 21st, 2011 2:40 pm

    Hello, recently I drove from NSW to near Bundaburg. and back, bypassing the Brisbane CBD via what appeared to be State owned roads, passing near the airport. I did not see any indication that I was on a toll road, unlike the Sydney ones which are clearly marked as one approaches and then enters them. Also unlike the Sydney toll roads there were no phone numbers displayed to then pay for such usage of these roads.

    How is a stranger to know if one is on a toll road unless its marked as such ?

    I have now received a notice with a massive Administration fee for not paying the tiny amount for the journey. Fair Go Mate, Queensland is sopposed to be a nice place to visit. . Michael Elliott

  7. Simone on September 29th, 2011 7:44 pm

    Just got a notice from a hire car company with a massive admin fee to pay telling me to expect an infringement notice for not paying a toll which I’m sure will also have a massive admin fee attached. Don’t remember seeing any signs to say I ever went on a toll road. What a crock! So greedy.

  8. laura winterbottom on October 30th, 2011 10:57 am

    this whole toll business is a big money making racket !

  9. Bernadette Wilson on November 5th, 2011 10:41 am

    Second trip to Qld. Afetr the first contacted NRMA to suggest that hire car companies fit Etag holders to their windscreens for those of us from interstate who have etags. Not a big ask. Whhn I phoned the NSW RTA to enquire on the first trip about taking our etag and holding it up or placing it prominently on the windscreen of the hire car, I was cautioned that if it didn’t read properly- as in it didn’t beep to register payment, both the hire car and the toll authority in Qld would charge a service fee.

    Gotta be a better way- national system- unique randomly generated hire car pin system instead ofhire car reg given out to inform etag operator of- current for a certain period – takes away the freebie element for next user if we forget to advise Etag of end of hire. Not a small industry- so worth a look at improvements.

    Hate to be visiting Qld as an interstate or international traveller for first time- signposting is non existing or attrocious- street signs above trees etc in some places. Love Qld but if you love visitors a little bit of attention to detail appreciated.

  10. Not Happy on January 2nd, 2012 8:36 am

    Your toll system is a nighmare for visitors to your part of the world. We got a hire-car in Adelaide and drove up. Nice drive until the Brisbane toll terrorists hit. Like Sydney and its cashless buses (effectively preventing visitors there from using them) having cashless tolls is a nightmare. We enjoyed the vist very much but the Brisbane tolls caused the most headaches.

  11. Kay on January 21st, 2012 9:10 pm

    I’m a Brisbaneite and frankly I think the way we label our toll roads is horrendous. If you are driving towards the Story Bridge they practically say the only way to get to the Sunshine Coast is to go via Clem 7. No hint that it will save you bucks to just drive over the Story Bridge and make your way from there. Can Do Newman absolutely stuffed up our roads with his tunnels which most Brisbaneites avoid!!

  12. Inga Nanninga on February 26th, 2012 5:33 am

    Very stupid system. If you are a visitor to Queensland, and you are not familiar with this system, you suddenly find yourself on a toll road, and no other options indicated. If you do not have a mobile, or internet access, or austalian bankaccount.
    How do they ecpect you to jot down a phonenumber or internet adress, while you are driving down a freeway?
    And internet acces costs us 6 dollars as well, as a tourist in an internet cafe.
    Ridicuolous and very visitor unfriendly.
    They should enable you to pay at a petrol station or something.

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