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Driving in Australia

Australia is a large country, as indicated by the comparison maps. In order to enjoy your holiday, we recommend that you research your intended travelling route thoroughly, particularly your travelling distances. It is far better to travel at a leisurely pace, exploring the many attractions of Australia, rather than spend each day driving long distances. Aim to cover 150 - 250 kilometres per day and you will experience Australia in comfort.

Safe Driving In Australia

When driving in Australia, you must always drive on the left hand side of the road, obey all traffic signals and signage, and wear a seatbelt whilst in a vehicle. The driver must have their licence with them at all times when driving. It is recommended that familiarise yourself with the Australian road rules before driving in Australia to ensure you have a safe and trouble free holiday.
We recommend you take the Tourist Driving Quiz to ensure your own safety.

*Please note you will be charged for any traffic infringement, speeding or parking fines or road toll fines that you incur.

Travel Restrictions

To ensure your safety, Apollo has some travel restrictions for certain vehicles. Two Wheel Drive vehicles can only be driven on sealed/bitumen roads or well maintained access roads less than 500 metres long to recognised campgrounds.

Four Wheel Drive vehicles can be driven on recognised unsealed tracks but may only travel to the following remote areas with the express written permission of Apollo: Any Islands (excluding Tasmania), Simpson Desert, Gunbarrel Highway, Cape York (North of Daintree River), Oodnadatta Track, Birdsville Track, Tanami Track, Gibb River Road, Kalumburu Road, Warburton Road, Strzelecki Track, Cape Leveque, Bungle Bungles and any other remote area. No vehicle is permitted on the last 2 kilometres of the Lennard River Gorge Road , the Canning Stock-route, The Lost City in Litchfield Park and the Telegraph Road section of the road to Cape York.

Restriction Maps
Western Australia - Kimberley Region
Northern Territory - Top End Region

Breakdown & Accident Assistance

All Apollo vehicles are serviced and maintained to the highest industry standard. In the event you run into mechanical difficulties on your holiday, Apollo offers 24hour roadside assistance for your peace of mind. If you require assistance, please call Apollo on 1300 798 212 and we will help to get you back on the road as soon as possible.

Australian toll roads

Please be on the look-out for toll roads as you tour Australia. You will likely pass through toll roads if you are driving your campervan through metropolitan Queensland, New South Wales or Victoria.

When driving a rental vehicle in Australia, you are responsible for paying toll fees, so it is important to be aware of these roads before you travel. Refer to the table below for an overview of Australian toll roads and how to pay*. Fees and charges to travel via toll roads vary by state.

Toll Road 
How to pay
Gateway Bridge, Gateway Extension and Logan Motorway Call 1300 046 842
CLEM 7 Tunnel Phone: 13 13 57 
FLOW Pay: +61 7 3046 4046 
Web: www.clem7.com
Go Between Bridge Phone: 13 13 57 
FLOW Pay: +61 7 3046 4046 
Web:  www.clem7.com
Airport Link M7
Phone: 1300 11 33 30
FLOW Pay: +61 7 3046 4046 
Web: http://www.flowtoll.com.au/
New South Wales
Before you travel in New South Wales, register for an e-PASS on www.roam.com.au,
or by phoning 13 86 55, or +61 138 655 For International Callers.
Cross City Tunnel
Call 1300 555 833
Eastern Distributor
Call 1300 555 833 (for Roam e-pass) or 1300 138 107 
M2 Call 13 76 26
Lane Cove Tunnel and Falcon Street Gateway
Call 13 76 26
M4 - Western Motorway
NO PAYMENT REQUIRED (exceptions are on some Entry Roads)
M5 - South West Motorway
Call 1300 555 833
Sydney Harbour Bridge Call 13 86 55
Sydney Harbour Tunnel
Call 13 18 65
M7 - Westlink
Call 13 86 55
Western and Southern CityLink
You can purchase a CityLink pass prior to travel or by midnight on the third day after your nominated day of travel by calling 13 26 29, or at participating Australia Post Offices and the Melbourne Airport Carpark.
East Link Toll - Breeze You can buy a trip pass from www.eastlink.com.au, by calling 13 26 29, or at participating Australia Post Offices.

If you have a valid CityLink account, it works on EastLink and you shouldn't need to buy a trip pass.

*Please note: The table above has been compiled in good faith and was correct when published. Apollo is not liable should the information above be incorrect or incomplete.

Featured Australian Touring Routes

Have an adventure with an Apollo Campervan or Motorhome today! With our great variety of Featured Australian Touring Routes. You are sure to find the perfect route for your next Australian Holiday.

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