For many travellers, Sydney is the first stop on their Australian holiday. Whether you are visiting from another country, or from elsewhere in Australia, it can seem like there is a lot to driving in Sydney. Here is a quick guide to help you navigate the streets of Australia's biggest city.
In Sydney, you will find parking on the CBD streets comes with strict time limits, and you will need to pay at a meter. These meters will accept coin or card payments. If you are planning on spending a bit of time in the city, you may need to find a car park where you can leave your car for the day. In central Sydney, you will find car parks in Kings Cross, Goulburn Street and many more smaller lots. At Sydney Airport, you can find various parking options both on-airport and off-airport.
All the toll roads in Sydney do not accept cash payments, meaning you will have to make your payment by setting up an electronic pass. You must pay within three days of using the road.
Major toll roads in Sydney include the Harbour Bridge, Cross City Tunnel, Eastern Distributor, Lane Cove Tunnel, the M5 East Freeway and more. To learn more about toll charges when hiring a car, read our Toll Charges and How They Affect Renting a Car.
Before you return your rental car, make sure you have filled it with petrol to avoid any additional charges. Here are a few convenient, centrally-located petrol stations in Sydney.
Sydney is famous around the world for its wealth of attractions. In central Sydney, visitors can see the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Luna Park, Darling Harbour and the Sydney Tower Eye. With a rental car, travellers can also stop by Bondi Beach and Sydney Olympic Park.