Motorway Conditions of Use
The Cross City Tunnel is a motorway. No stopping or standing (with the exception of stopping in any emergency breakdown lanes) is allowed at any time within the Cross City Tunnel.
Please be considerate of any motorists changing lanes and any merging traffic.
Payment of a Toll
As the Cross City Tunnel is a fully electronic tollroad, each motorist must purchase an electronic pass or hold a toll account and have a valid electronic tag. There are no facilities provided within the Cross City Tunnel for the collection of tolls by cash or credit card. For further information, please refer to the Cross City Tunnel website at www.crosscity.com.au
Driving Through the CrossCity Tunnel without Paying the Toll
Cameras are stationed at each tolling point in the Cross City Tunnel. They photograph any vehicles that pass through tolling points without a valid tag.
All photographs are cross-checked against number plates registered with the Cross City Tunnel and/or other electronic pass issuers.
You may still register after passing a tolling point in the Cross City Tunnel provided that you register three days after your trip. For further information, please refer to Cross City Tunnel website at www.crosscity.com.au
Photographs of any vehicle that have used the Cross City Tunnel, that do not have a tag, that did not register their number plate prior to, or three days after, taking the trip will be sent to the RTA by CrossCity Motorway Pty Ltd for action. The RTA will send the motorists a letter asking them to pay the toll along with a $10 administration fee.
If the toll and administration fee are not paid, this matter maybe referred to the State Debt Recovery Office and this is likely to result in a fine and a loss of points on your licence.
CrossCity Motorway Pty Ltd will under certain circumstances refer any unpaid toll and associated fees and penalties to a debt collection service for recovery of the total amount owing. Referral to a debt collection service will result in additional costs being added to any amount owing.
Please observe the variable speed limit signs that are posted in the tunnel. The speed limits may vary from time to time in response to tunnel conditions.
RTA speed cameras will be mounted at various locations in the Tunnel. Exceeding any speed limit will result in a fine and loss of points on your licence.
Please take care, particularly at entry and exit ramps to the Tunnel where traffic will merge.
When driving in the CCT
Always leave your radio turned on
Take your sunglasses off (unless optical prescription glasses)
Always check electronic message boards where available
Avoid changing lanes
Keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front
Turn headlights on
If your vehicle breaks down or you crash in the CCT
- If possible drive out of the tunnel
- If not possible, pull over to a breakdown bay or the side of the lane
- Stay in your vehicle unless otherwise advised
- Switch on your hazard lights
- Wait for help to arrive
- You will be monitored by cameras and assistance will be sent to tow your vehicle
- If you need to call for help, it is preferred that you use the emergency phones as they connect to tunnel control room and automatically identify your precise location within the tunnel. The tunnel control room will contact emergency services if necessary
- If you suspect your vehicle is malfunctioning do not enter the tunnel
Note: Before you get out of your vehicle, check for approaching traffic.
Tunnel height limits
Cross City Tunnel has a height limitation of 4.4 metres. Vehicles over this limit are not permitted to enter the tunnel.
Dangerous goods vehicles
Dangerous goods vehicles are prohibited from travelling in all tunnels in Sydney.
CCM 157 Rev 1 Conditions of Use of Motorway 230805