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New casual toll pass option in New South Wales - Emu Pass

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New casual toll pass option in New South Wales - Emu Pass

I noticed adverts for the new Emu pass on the message gantries on the highway this weekend. Can be purchased from participating fuel stations and convenience stores:

http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/emupass/index.html

Another option for interstate/OS visitors.

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1. Re: New casual toll pass option in New South Wales - Emu Pass

yes, this will be a useful option for casual users of the road tolls.

thanks for posting the link.

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Thanks June. Perhaps it could be added to a relevant FAQ?

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First find who are the "participating" places. A recent visitor had no way of finding this out and frankly, the list given is fine for someone who knows the area and a dead loss for visitors.

Are there large signs on the "participating" service stations?

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4. Re: New casual toll pass option in New South Wales - Emu Pass

Be fair, Lynn, it started on 22 December. And, having had another look, the map supplied in the link gives you precise addresses for participating petrol stations and stores...

Edited: 03 January 2012, 11:59
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Pay for the pass and then 75c extra every time you go through a toll point? That could add up! I would have though paying online would be cheaper if not more convenient. Especially now that so many people have smartphones.

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6. Re: New casual toll pass option in New South Wales - Emu Pass

Regardless of the extra 75 cents, it's still cheaper than paying late via the car rental company and the Toll Road operator's late fee / admin fee.

I'll add something to the FAQs tomorrow when I'm a little more awake !!!

PS - Eva thank goodness you've finally removed the red-eyed Emu ... just too scary for words !!

Edited: 03 January 2012, 12:03
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The person who complained was a guest who lives in Melbourne and drives the roads frequently. Admittedly she drove about two days after the scheme started, but she was the one who said "where"? People see the signs but they don't necessarily travel with a computer in the car.

We just need signage as well as an on line list or map.

And I really can't see why a temporary pass should be so much more expensive. But I guess we will see how it all works out over time.

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>> why a temporary pass should be so much more expensive<<

More expensive than what? For example, the Roam e-Tag charges the same ($0.75) processing fee per toll. The only difference appears to be the sign-up fee ($1.50 for Roam versus $5.95 for the RMS version)

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9. Re: New casual toll pass option in New South Wales - Emu Pass

If one can't overindulge at New Year then when can one, Doug? Emu has now recovered and is getting back into shape for the Australia Day celebrations.

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