Last published 20 January 2022
This service is provided by CityLink Melbourne Limited ABN 65 070 810 678 under the brand, Linkt.
Linkt and Linkt Melbourne are trade marks of Transurban Limited used under licence by CityLink Melbourne Limited ABN 65 070 810 678.
This agreement details your rights and obligations for use of CityLink and, in some circumstances, Eligible Toll Roads. The agreement begins when you accept the agreement by:
A Linkt Everyday Account cannot be used for a Taxi.
You must do the following things before using CityLink:
Linkt Registration only takes effect when your vehicle is actually recorded as registered on the Linkt Register.
Although we may send you a letter or signal your Tag to beep to inform you about certain events which affect the Linkt Registration of your vehicle, you are responsible for making sure that the Linkt Registration of your vehicle or any vehicle that you drive on CityLink is not suspended or cancelled.
We will operate the CityLink electronic tolling system to detect vehicles that make Trips on CityLink by identifying your Tag or the vehicle's Registration Number. We will charge the relevant CityLink Tolls to your Account which may be based on your Tag, the Linkt Registration or the observed Class of your vehicle. You are also responsible for the Tolls or fees incurred by any vehicle that you drive on CityLink, whether or not it is a Nominated Vehicle.
Other Eligible Toll Road operators may operate electronic tolling systems on their toll roads to detect vehicles that make Trips on those toll roads by identifying the Tag or the vehicle's Registration Number. The Eligible Toll Road operator will send Trip data and the relevant Tolls to us so we can charge those Eligible Toll Road Tolls (and any fees if applicable) to your Account. We will charge those amounts determined as payable by the Eligible Toll Road operator and we are not responsible for confirming the accuracy of that information.
Motorcycles are not required to carry a Tag. Motorcycle trips are video tolled and do not incur No Tag In Vehicle Fees on CityLink.
Each time your vehicle fitted with your Tag passes through a Toll Zone, your Tag should "beep":
One beep, followed by two short beeps, means your Account Balance is below the Top Up Trigger (if you are a Manual Payment customer), or your automatic payment facility may have failed (if you are an Automatic Payment customer). You should top up your Account. You should also contact us as soon as possible when:
Your vehicle may be removed from the Linkt Register if you do not contact us as soon as you become aware of anything that may or will affect a payment under this agreement and rectify the problem.
We will not charge Tolls to your Account if after you have notified both the police and us that:
We will resume charging Tolls to your Account when you notify us or we become aware that you have recovered the stolen Nominated Vehicle, lost or stolen Tag, or stolen Number Plate. You must provide a copy of any relevant police report, a statutory declaration or an insurance claim if we request it.
You will be charged Tolls for using CityLink which are set in line with the Act. CityLink Toll prices are available on our website or upon request. If you have given us incorrect information about the Class of your Nominated Vehicle(s) or other vehicle(s) you drive on CityLink we may charge you the applicable Tolls based on the vehicle's correct Class.
You will be charged Tolls for using other Eligible Toll Roads which are set by the relevant Eligible Toll Road operator. Current Toll prices are available from the relevant Eligible Toll Road operator.
We will debit a toll to your Account when one or more of your Nominated Vehicles, your Tag or the Number Plate of your Nominated Vehicle is detected in a Toll Zone or on an Eligible Toll Road, subject to clause 17.
On or after the Start Date for a Tag, we may charge Tolls and may debit a No Tag in Vehicle Fee to your Account for each Trip that your Tag or Nominated Vehicle was detected on CityLink between up to three days prior to the time you originally contacted us to open the Account and that Start Date.
If your Nominated Vehicle is linked to another Account, and your Nominated Vehicle is detected on an Eligible Toll Road without your Tag being detected, we may choose which Account will be charged with the Tolls and any applicable fees from that Trip.
We will charge Tolls and the No Tag in Vehicle Fee to your Account:
If we have sent you a Toll Invoice in respect of any Trip(s), we may charge the applicable Toll(s) and Toll Administration Fee(s) to your Account if the Toll Invoice remains unpaid after 28 days.
We will credit the Opening Amount to your Account.
Until the end of the first Tag Year, we will treat the Opening Amount as a Security Deposit.
At the end of the first Tag Year, we will credit any amounts remaining from your Opening Amount to your Account.
You must pay us the first Monthly Account Fee when you pay us the Opening Amount. After the earliest Start Date of any of your Tags, you must pay us the Monthly Account Fee on each Monthly Date.
If we ask you to pay a Security Deposit, you must pay us the Security Deposit within 5 Business Days of receiving a request to do so. Security Deposits (and other deposits or amounts which are to be treated like a Security Deposit) will not be credited to your Account. We may use the Security Deposit (and other deposits or amounts which are to be treated like a Security Deposit) in part or full payment (at our discretion) of any amount you owe us under this agreement.
You must pay us the Extra Tag Amount for each extra Tag you ask us to link to your Account.
The Extra Tag Amount will be treated as a Security Deposit for the first Tag Year for that Tag. At the end of that Tag Year, we will credit any remaining Extra Tag Amount to your Account.
For each Trip that your Nominated Vehicle is detected without your Tag being detected, we may, as well as charging you Tolls, debit a No Tag in Vehicle Fee to your Account, unless we are responsible for the failure to detect your Tag. Motorcycles are not required to carry a Tag. Motorcycle trips are video tolled and do not incur No Tag In Vehicle Fees on CityLink.
If a person uses CityLink in a vehicle with a Tag linked to your Account which is of a different Class from that vehicle, we may debit the appropriate Tolls and applicable fees to your Account. It is your responsibility to confirm that your vehicle is registered in the correct Class at all times.
You must pay us the Tag Non-Return Fee if your Tag is lost, stolen, damaged, or you do not return your Tag to us when we require you to do so.
Where you pay your Account via an accepted credit card or debit card, you may be charged a Payment Card Surcharge on the amount paid.
We may apply any outstanding fees, Tolls or charges in relation to this Account to any other Linkt account you may have.
If you have an outstanding Account Balance from another Linkt account, we may credit or debit that amount to this Account.
We may charge to, or debit from, your Account any fee, tax, charge or amount if you have agreed to pay, or you owe us that fee, tax, charge, or amount under this agreement.
We may debit the relevant Tolls and fees charged by other Eligible Toll Road operators from your Account when your Tag or Nominated Vehicle is detected, on that Eligible Toll Road.
If you receive a Toll Invoice you agree to pay any applicable Toll Administration Fee(s).
All copies of your statements can be accessed by logging in to your account.
You can choose to have the following statements:
|Statement type||Everyday Pre-Pay Account||Everyday Pay-As-You-Go Account|
|Quarterly Summary||Free||Not available|
|Quarterly Detailed||Detailed Statement Fee||Not available|
|Monthly Detailed||Detailed Statement Fee||Detailed Statement Fee|
|One-off requests||One-off Detailed Statement Fee||One-off Detailed Statement Fee|
You must keep a positive balance in your Account at all times (i.e. your Account Balance must not be zero or less).
If you are an Automatic Payment customer, when we consider that your Account Balance is at or below the Top Up Trigger, your Account must be automatically topped up by us drawing the Agreed Replenishment Amount by Automatic Payment from your Bank account.
If you are a Manual Payment customer you should make sure that you top up your Account by the Agreed Replenishment Amount when your Account reaches the Top Up Trigger. If you allow your Account Balance to drop to zero or less, the Linkt Registration of your Nominated Vehicle may be suspended or cancelled.
When we consider that your Account is below the Low Account Balance, we may send you a notice to remind you to top up your Account.
You must keep your Account Balance at $4,999 or below at all times. If your Account Balance reaches $5,000 or above, we will immediately contact you and will refund you the amount required to bring your Account Balance to below $5,000.
Until the earliest Start Date of any of your Tags, we will not provide you with any credit for Tolls incurred by you. You must pay your Monthly Payment on each Monthly Date by Automatic Payment.
If we have suspended the Linkt Registration of your Nominated Vehicle, subject to the terms and conditions of this agreement, we will re-register your Nominated Vehicles on the Linkt Register when you have made arrangements for the Agreed Replenishment Amount to be drawn from your Bank account.
Payments are treated as made when we receive them.
If you are an Automatic Payment customer, we will receive your Automatic Payment when it is credited successfully to our Bank account.
If you are a Manual Payment customer, or if your Automatic Payment has failed or you have made other payment arrangements with us, we will receive your payments:
Where you pay your Account via an accepted credit card or debit card, you may be charged a Payment Card Surcharge on the amount paid.
If a payment is not made successfully, we may debit the Dishonour Fee to your Account (e.g. if a cheque or direct debit is not honoured in full), unless the unsuccessful payment is our or our Bank's fault.
We may at our discretion accept late or part payments or any payment described as being in full or in part settlement of a dispute. If we do so, we will not lose any of our rights under this agreement. We may allocate any such payment against any money you owe us as we deem necessary.
If you have a dispute or wish to make a complaint about the Linkt Registration of your vehicle or a payment or an amount debited, credited or not credited to your Account, you should contact us. A customer service officer will provide a response with reasons as soon as possible.
If you believe that your dispute or complaint has not been properly addressed, you have the right to have the issue reviewed by our Customer Resolutions team who will provide a response with reasons.
If you are still not satisfied with the response, you may take your complaint to the TCO Tolling Customer Ombudsman. If you believe there is an error (including trips, fees and charges) in your Statement, we require you to tell us of any errors or discrepancies promptly. You agree that if you wish to dispute anything in a Statement you must notify us within 90 days of the date of the Statement, after which no claim or dispute can be raised.
Where you dispute your Account Balance, we may (at our discretion):
We may change this agreement (including any amount, fee or deposit) by:
We may assign this agreement to another entity responsible for levying Tolls on CityLink in the same way. Changes to this agreement or assignment of this agreement will apply from the date which is the later of:
If Trips are made by vehicles that are suspended or cancelled from the Linkt Register you will not have a valid arrangement to make Trips and you may commit an offence under the Act and receive a Toll Invoice or, if the Toll Invoice remains unpaid, an Infringement Notice. The Linkt Registration of your vehicle is suspended or cancelled when we record it as suspended or cancelled on the Linkt Register or remove it from the Linkt Register. We may suspend or cancel the Linkt Registration of all your Nominated Vehicles if:
If we have suspended or cancelled the Linkt Registration of your vehicle, we will send a signal to your Tag to give 4 beeps each time your Tag device passes through a Toll Zone on CityLink. You agree that this is a reasonable method of notice for us to use.
We may also notify you of suspension or cancellation by giving notice in any other way allowed under this contract or the Act.
You may end this agreement at any time by giving us notice that you want to close your account. We will then provide you with notice that the Linkt Registration of the Nominated Vehicles linked to your account is cancelled.
If you do not re-register your vehicle with us or do not make alternative arrangements to pay Tolls through another service provider and your vehicle is detected on any Eligible Toll Road after its Linkt Registration has been suspended or cancelled, the driver of that vehicle may commit an offence and you may receive a Toll Invoice or, if the Toll Invoice remains unpaid, an Infringement Notice.
We will only investigate a Toll Invoice or Infringement Notice once you have re- registered your vehicle with us.
If the Linkt Registration of all Nominated Vehicles linked to your Account is cancelled, then within 10 Business Days of receiving notice of that cancellation, you must:
We will refund any Remaining Account Balance within 10 Business Days after you have met the above requirements.
This agreement will end 20 Business Days after the Linkt Registration of all of your Nominated Vehicles has been cancelled. The ending or cancellation of this agreement for any reason does not affect any rights that either you or we have against each other which arose at or before the end or cancellation of this agreement.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, we are not liable (whether in contract, tort, under statute or otherwise) for any loss (including consequential loss or loss of profit), damage or expense that you or any other person incurs arising directly or indirectly from your use of CityLink or any Eligible Toll Road, your installation, use or removal of the Tag or the Holder, or anything else in connection with this agreement.
This agreement does not affect any rights, liabilities and responsibilities arising at law, unless otherwise provided under this agreement.
Where liability cannot be excluded, any liability incurred by us in relation to the use of CityLink or any Eligible Toll Road, your installation, use or removal of the Tag or the Holder or this agreement is limited to the extent provided for by the Australian Consumer Law (Schedule 2 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010).
You do not own any Tag linked to your Account or provided to you. We will license you to use the Tag linked to your Account in line with this agreement.
You must return the Tag to us within 10 Business Days after we ask you to return it or within 5 Business Days after we ask you to return it if we have suspended the Linkt Registration of your Nominated Vehicles.
This agreement is the entire agreement about the Linkt Registration of your Nominated Vehicle, your Account, Tag and the other matters covered by this agreement. The only enforceable obligations and liabilities of you and us about the subject matter are those arising out of the provisions of this agreement or at law.
This agreement replaces all previous representations, communications and agreements on the subject matter.
Notices (which includes any written communications or statements) may be:
A notice given to you is also taken to be given to the drivers and owners of all vehicles using a Tag linked to your Account and each Nominated Vehicle which is linked to your Account. Notices to us may be sent or delivered:
Notices take effect from the time they are received unless a later time is specified. Notices by Tag beeps are taken to be received when we signal the Tag to beep.
If notices are sent by a fax machine which prints a transmission report showing that the fax was fully sent, they are taken to be received at the time shown in a transmission report which shows that the whole fax was sent. If notices are sent by post, they are taken to be received on the expiration of 3 Business Days after the date of posting. If notices are left at your address, they are taken to be received on the day of delivery if delivered before 4 pm on a Business Day and otherwise on the next Business Day.
If notices are sent by e-mail or SMS, they are taken to be received on the next day after the date of sending.
For any general enquiries please contact us.
Any provision of this agreement must be read down to the extent necessary to prevent that provision or this agreement from being invalid, voidable or not enforceable in the circumstances.
If a provision of this agreement is still invalid, voidable or not enforceable, the relevant word, words or provision will be deleted, and the rest of this agreement will continue to be fully enforceable.
You will not earn interest on any credit Account Balance or amount you pay us under this agreement.
Unless otherwise expressly provided by this agreement, a party does not waive a right, power or discretion just because it:
A waiver of one breach of a provision of this agreement does not operate as a waiver of another breach of the same provision or any other provision. A right of ours created under this agreement may only be waived in writing signed by us. Representations and warranties You represent and warrant to us that:
You consent to any information (including personal information) about your Account and any information you provide to us, being disclosed by us to credit reporting bodies or to debt collection agencies where you are in payment default as outlined in our Transurban Credit Reporting Policy.
We may use your personal information to research and develop new products and services, and conduct business planning.
You consent to us disclosing any information otherwise required by law (legislation or court order).
You consent to us disclosing to Eligible Toll Road operators and VicRoads any information (including personal information) that is required for toll enforcement or collection.
If you provide us with your email address or mobile phone number, you consent to us using those contact details to send you traffic updates and other notices relevant to your use of CityLink and any other Eligible Toll Roads. You can ask not to receive such communications at any time.
You must pay us an amount equal to any costs (including legal costs) incurred by us in recovering a debt from you.
Our online services (including our websites, apps, email communications, social media profiles and other online services) may use Google services such as Google Analytics, Google Ads and Google Maps (e.g. 'Autocomplete' for address entry) from time to time. By using our online services, you are agreeing to be bound by Google's Terms of Service.
In this agreement unless the contrary intention appears:
|Account||Your Linkt account including any Tags and Nominated Vehicles linked to the account.|
|Act||The Melbourne City Link Act 1995 (Vic) as substituted, amended or varied from time to time.|
If you have a Pre-Pay Account, the total of all of the payments (and other amounts) which have been credited to your Account less any toll, fee, tax, charge or other amount which is debited to your Account.
If you have a Pay-as-you-Go Account, on the Monthly Date, the total of all Tolls, fees, taxes, charges and other amounts which we have debited to your Toll Account since the last Monthly Date (or for the first Monthly Payment, since the earliest Start Date of any of your Tags) and any other amounts which you owe us since the last Monthly Date (or for the first Monthly Payment, since the earliest Start Date of any of your Tags) less any payments (and other amounts) credited to your Account since the last Monthly Date (or for the first Monthly Payment, since the earliest Start Date of any of your Tags).
|Address||The last mailing address advised to us by you.|
A standing authorisation given by you to us over:
|Bank||Any bank or financial institution, including a credit card provider, authorised to carry on banking or financial business within Australia.|
|Business Day||Any day which is not a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday in Melbourne.|
|CityLink||The Link road and Extension road as defined in the Act, and any part of those roads.|
|Class||A Motorcycle, Car, Light Commercial Vehicle or Heavy Commercial Vehicle as defined in the Toll Calculation Schedule.|
|Concession Deed||Has the meaning given to 'the Agreement' in the Act.|
|Eligible Toll Road||CityLink and those Australian roads, bridges, tunnels or locations on which a toll is levied for the passage of vehicles and for which you can use your Account to pay that toll. For further details, please refer to our website.|
|Holder||The device which will be attached to the windscreen to hold the Tag.|
|Infringement Notice||A fine or other financial impost issued by an enforcement agency of the relevant State government to the registered owner or nominated driver of a vehicle. Infringement Notices may be issued when full payment of a Toll Invoice has not been received by the relevant due date.|
|Linkt Register||The register of vehicles established and maintained by us under section 73A of the Act.|
|Linkt Registration||The registration by us of your vehicle on the Linkt Register.|
|Manual Payment||A payment received by us by way of cash, a manual credit or debit card or EFTPOS transaction, a bank cheque or a personal cheque.|
The day of the month on which we will withdraw funds from your nominated Bank account, which will be the same day of each month as agreed between us and you.
We will not agree to a change to your Monthly Date until after your first Month.
If a month does not contain that day (for example, your Monthly Date is the 29th, 30th or 31st), the Monthly Date will be the last Business Day of that month.
|Monthly Payment||If you have a Pay-as-you-Go Account, this is the amount you must pay each month and is equal to the total of your Account Balance on the Monthly Date and the Monthly Account Fee for the following month.|
|Motorcycle||Has the meaning given to 'Motor Cycle' in the Toll Calculation Schedule.|
|Nominated Vehicle||A vehicle which you have asked us to link to your Account and which is registered on the Linkt Register.|
|Number Plate||The physical plate which contains the vehicle's Registration Number.|
|Registration Number||The combination of numbers, letters, or numbers and letters on the Number Plate of your Nominated Vehicle, as assigned to that vehicle by the relevant registration authority (e.g. VicRoads).|
|Remaining Account Balance||
The total of any:
Deposit you have left after all outstanding fees, taxes, Tolls, toll credits, charges and any other amounts you owe us are deducted.
Toll credits cannot be redeemed for cash.
If your Account was opened before 3 January 2000, the Start Date is the earlier of:
If your Account is opened on or after 3 January 2000, the Start Date is the date on which your Account is opened for all Tag which are linked to your Account when it is opened.
The Start Date for any other Tag is the date on which that Tag is linked to your Account.
|Tag||The transponder device licensed to you for the duration of this agreement.|
For each Tag, a consecutive 12 month period from:
Where a Tag is replaced, a Tag Year is calculated by reference to the original Tag unless the replacement Tag is part of a general release of "new generation" Tags.
However, without changing the beginning of a Tag Year, a Tag Year for any Tag will end on the earliest of:
|Taxi||A vehicle which is the subject of a commercial passenger vehicle licence to operate as a taxi cab issued under the Transport Act 1983 (Vic).|
|Toll Administration Fee||
A toll administration fee calculated in accordance with the Act or, in relation to an Eligible Toll Road other than CityLink, such equivalent legislation that applies in relation to that Eligible Toll Road.
This fee may be payable if you receive a Toll Invoice.
|Toll Calculation Schedule||Has the meaning given to that term in the Concession Deed.|
|Toll Invoice||A request for payment issued to the registered owner or nominated driver of a vehicle for travel on CityLink or another Eligible Toll Road. Toll Invoices are issued by us or another Eligible Toll Road operator and may include Tolls and Toll Administration Fees.|
|TCO Tolling Customer Ombudsman||Means the ombudsman for the tolling industry and the contact details can be obtained from our website.|
Tolls are the amount payable for travel on CityLink and other Eligible Toll Roads.
CityLink Tolls are set in accordance with the Toll Calculation Schedule and may be updated quarterly. The full details appear in the Victoria Government Gazette. Tolls on CityLink vary depending on the Class of the Nominated Vehicle. It is your responsibility to ensure that each of your Nominated Vehicles is registered in the correct Class at all times.
Current Toll prices for other Eligible Toll Roads are available from the relevant Eligible Toll Road operator.
|Toll Zone||A part of CityLink specified to be a toll zone under the Act.|
|Transurban Credit Reporting Policy||
The Transurban Credit Reporting Policy available from our website.
|Trip||The driving of a vehicle in one direction in one or more Toll Zones uninterrupted by exit and subsequent re-entry of CityLink other than travel directly between the Southern Link and the Western Link. For EastLink, a Trip will be as defined in the EastLink Project Act (2004). For other Eligible Toll Roads, a Trip will be defined by each Respective Eligible Toll Road operator.|
|Trip Cap||The maximum Tolls which will be debited to your Account for each Trip. The amount is determined by us in line with the Act or, if applicable, by an operator of another Eligible Toll Road in respect of Trips on that Eligible Toll Road.|
|We, our or us||CityLink Melbourne Limited (formerly Transurban City Link Limited) ABN 65 070 810 678, including the successors, contractors, assignees, employees, agents and nominees of CityLink Melbourne Limited.|
|You/your||You, the customer, who has opened the Account with us and your properly authorised agents.|
|Name||Description||Amount, Fee or Charge (inclusive of GST where applicable)|
|Agreed Replenishment Amount||
If you have a Pre-Pay Account with Automatic Payment, the amount that we will draw from your bank account or credit card account after your Account Balance falls below the Top Up Trigger as explained in clause 13.
If you have a Pre-Pay Account with Manual Payment this is the amount by which you must top up your Account.
This is either:
|Detailed Statement Fee||Each month or quarter you agree to pay this fee we will mail you a detailed statement for the statement period.||
|Dishonour Fee||This is the amount that is debited to your Account if your payment is not successfully made, unless the unsuccessful payment is our or our Bank's fault.||The charge imposed on us by our Bank as a result of your unsuccessful payment.|
|Extra Tag Amount||This is the amount you must pay us for each extra Tag device you link to your Account.||
|Low Account Balance||If you have a Pre-Pay Account, and your Account Balance falls below this amount, we may send you a letter to remind you to top up your Account.||The balance at which we believe that you should be reminded to top up your Account.|
|Monthly Account Fee||This fee is debited only to Pay-as-you-Go Accounts for the administration of your Account per month (payable in advance).||$2.75 per Tag device linked to your Account.|
|No Tag in Vehicle Fee||
This is the amount that we may charge if your Nominated Vehicle is detected in a Toll Zone without a Tag being detected, unless we are responsible for the failure to detect your Tag.
Motorcycles are not required to carry a Tag. Motorcycle trips are video tolled and do not incur No Tag in Vehicle Fees on CityLink.
|$0.55 per Trip.|
|One-off Detailed Statement Fee||You pay this fee to get a one-off detailed statement.||$3.30 for each time you request a one-off detailed statement.|
|Opening Amount||This is the amount which you pay us to open your Account.||
|Payment Card Surcharge||This is the amount that we may add to a payment to your Account, when you make a payment by an accepted credit card or debit card.||
If you make a payment by an accepted credit card or debit card we are charged a merchant service fee by our financial institution. The current Payment Card Surcharge rates are available in the fees table for your product.
|Security Deposit||We may require you to pay this deposit as security.||$50 per Tag device linked or proposed to be linked to your Account.|
|Tag Non- Return Fee||This is the amount that you must pay us if your Tag is lost, damaged, stolen, or not returned to us under this agreement.||$15 per Tag device not returned.|
|Top Up Trigger||This is the Account Balance at which a top up payment should be made.||