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1. Your agreement with Us
2. Linking Your vehicle to Your Visitor's Pass and the Linkt Register
3. Use and disclosure of your information
4. The road tolling system
5. When You should contact Us
6. If Your Nominated Vehicle or Number Plate is stolen
7. Charging Tolls and Video Matching Fees to Your Visitor's Pass
8. Payment of Your Visitor's Pass
9. When is a payment made?
10. When You agree to additional payments
11. Questions, complaints and disputes
12. Changing the agreement
13. A Visitor's Pass expires at the End Time
14. Suspension or cancellation
15. When this agreement ends
18. Online Services
23. Amounts, Fees and Charges
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 ABN 96 098 143 410 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 Visitor's Pass cannot be used for a Taxi. Consider opening a Prepaid Account or Commercial Account if you are a taxi driver / owner.
When purchasing a Visitor's Pass, You can cover recent trips made with Your Nominated Vehicle by selecting a date up to 5 days ago on CityLink and up to 3 days ago on EastLink. Please make sure You have a valid arrangement in place before You travel on toll roads in Sydney and Queensland as you cannot use Your Visitor's Pass to cover trips made on these toll roads. Learn more about covering past trips here.
We will register the vehicle that is linked to Your Visitor's Pass on the Linkt Register when You provide Us with all the information We need (including vehicle information) as well as any payment required under this agreement.
The vehicle information needed includes the Registration Number, make and model, and/or Class of any vehicle to be linked to Your Visitor's Pass. Registration only occurs when Your vehicle is recorded as registered on the Linkt Register by Us.
You must link at least one vehicle to Your Visitor's Pass.
Your Nominated Vehicle must have clearly readable Number Plates. The placement of Number Plates on Your Nominated Vehicle must conform to the relevant regulations of the relevant registration authority (e.g. Department of Transport, also known as VicRoads).
Vehicles, other than Motorcycles, must display front and rear Number Plates. Motorcycles are required to display rear Number Plates. You are responsible for making sure that the Linkt Registration of Your vehicle or any vehicle that You drive on CityLink or Eligible Toll Road is current and not suspended or cancelled.
At Transurban, we take privacy seriously. We collect your personal information under this agreement in order to operate our tolling system, to calculate and charge tolls when you travel on CityLink and other Eligible Toll Roads, and to manage your account and to improve our products and services (including by conducting surveys about your recent experiences). If we do not do this then you may not have a valid basis to travel on CityLink or other Eligible Toll Roads, and you may commit an offence if you do so.
We will share your information with service providers and partners who we work with in connection with our business, operators of other Eligible Toll Roads, government authorities (such as authorities responsible for the operation of roads and vehicle registration), and incident response and emergency services providers.
Travel on CityLink
We will operate the CityLink electronic tolling system to detect vehicles that make Trips on CityLink by identifying Your vehicle's Registration Number. We will charge the relevant CityLink Tolls and applicable Video Matching Fees to Your Visitor's Pass, which is based on Your Linkt Registration or the observed Class of Your vehicle (if these differ). 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.
Travel on Eligible Toll Roads
Other Eligible Toll Road operators may operate electronic tolling systems on its toll road to detect vehicles that make Trips on EastLink by identifying Your 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 Visitor's Pass. 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.
You should contact Us as soon as possible when:
If You do not make contact when required
To avoid having Your Visitor's Pass suspended or Your vehicle removed from the Linkt Register due to payment failures, please contact Us as soon as You become aware of anything that may or will affect a payment under this agreement. You can do this through our website or by contacting Us.
We will not charge Tolls or the Video Matching Fee to Your Visitor's Pass if after You have notified both the police and Us that:
We will resume charging Tolls to Your Visitor's Pass when You notify Us, or We become aware, that You have recovered the stolen Nominated Vehicle 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 and Video Matching Fees for using CityLink. CityLink Tolls are set in line with the Act and are available on Our website or upon request. If You have given Us incorrect information about the Class of Your Nominated Vehicles(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 and Video Matching Fee for using EastLink. EastLink Tolls are set by EastLink and are available from EastLink.
For each Trip that a Nominated Vehicle is detected on CityLink, We will only debit Tolls to the Visitor's Pass up to the Trip Cap.
On or after the Start Date for a Nominated Vehicle, We may charge Tolls and may debit a Video Matching Fee to Your Visitor's Pass for each Trip that Your Nominated Vehicle was detected on:
prior to the time You originally contacted Us to open the Visitor's Pass and that Start Date.
If Your Nominated Vehicle is linked to another Account or Pass, and Your Nominated Vehicle is detected on an CityLink detected, We may choose which Account or Pass will be charged with the Tolls and any applicable fees from that Trip.
Motorcycle Trips do not incur Video Matching Fee on CityLink.
We will charge Tolls and the Video Matching Fee to Your Visitor's Pass:
Tolls, fees and charges are charged by Us to Your Visitor's Pass on a daily basis if you have travelled on an Eligible Toll Road. When Your Account Balance is below $0, We will automatically draw the amount required to return Your Account Balance to $0 by Automatic Payment from Your credit or debit card. Valid credit or debit card details must be recorded against Your Visitor's Pass at all times, regardless of Your Account Balance, to prevent suspension due to payment failures. We will draw a Closing Payment Amount from Your credit or debit card on the Finalise Date. The Finalise Date is after the End Time that You have nominated. The amount drawn is to finalise any outstanding Tolls, fees and charges.
Payments are made to Your Visitor's Pass when We receive them.
We will receive Your payments when credited successfully to Our Bank Account.
Where You pay Your Visitor's Pass via an accepted credit card or debit card, You may be charged a Payment Card Surcharge on the amount paid. If Your Automatic Payment has failed, We will receive Your payments:
We may charge to, or debit from, Your Visitor's Pass 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.
Payment Card Surcharge
Where You pay Your Visitor's Pass via an accepted credit card or debit card, You may be charged a Payment Card Surcharge on the amount paid.
Toll Administration Fee
If You receive a Toll Invoice You agree to pay any applicable Toll Administration Fee(s).
If You use CityLink or Eligible Toll Road in a Nominated Vehicle with a different Class
If You use CityLink or Eligible Toll Roads in a vehicle linked to Your Visitor's Pass which is of a different Class from that registered, We may debit the appropriate Tolls and applicable fees to Your Visitor's Pass. It is Your responsibility to confirm that Your vehicle is registered in the correct Class at all times.
If You have a dispute or wish to make a complaint about the Registration of Your vehicle or a payment or an amount debited, credited or not credited to Your Visitor's Pass, 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.
Where You dispute Your Account Balance, We may (at Our discretion):
We may change any of the terms of this agreement by publishing the changes or a new agreement at linkt.com.au/melbourne. We will take reasonable steps to notify You of any material changes to the terms of this agreement beforehand via the contact details You have provided to Us.
If You are not satisfied with any changes to the terms of this agreement, You can close Your Visitor's Pass (see clause 14).
A change to the Tolls for using the Eligible Toll Roads is not a change to this agreement and therefore this clause does not apply. Tolls are determined in line with the relevant legislation and are published to the linkt.com.au/melbourne website at least 10 business days before the change to the Tolls comes into effect.
A change to the Video Matching Fee is not a change to this agreement and therefore this clause does not apply. The Video Matching Fee for Trips on CityLink is determined by Us and will be published to the linkt.com.au/melbourne website at least 10 business days before the change to the Video Matching Fee for Trips on CityLink comes into effect. The Video Matching Fee for Trips on EastLink is determined by ConnectEast Pty Ltd.
Your Visitor's Pass expires at the End Time that You nominated when setting up Your Visitor's Pass, such End Time being no later than 30 days after the Start Date of Your Visitor's Pass. Trips made using Your Nominated Vehicle after the End Time nominated on Your Visitor's Pass will not be charged to Your Visitor's Pass and the owner of that vehicle may receive a Toll Invoice or, if the Toll Invoice remains unpaid, an Infringement Notice.
If Trips are made by Your Nominated Vehicle when it is suspended or cancelled from the Linkt Register, You will not have a valid arrangement to make Trips and You may commit an offence 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 will cancel the Registration of Your Nominated Vehicle at the End Time nominated on Your Visitor's Pass.
We may suspend or cancel the Registration of Your Nominated Vehicle before the End Time nominated on Your Visitor's Pass if:
Notice prior to suspension or cancellation
If We have reason to suspend or cancel the Linkt Registration of Your vehicle, We will make reasonable attempts to contact You, via the contact details You have provided, prior to any such suspension or cancellation becoming effective.
Notice of suspension or cancellation
If We have suspended or cancelled the Registration of Your vehicle, We may try to notify You via the contact details You have provided. You agree that this is a reasonable method of notice for Us to use.
How You may cancel Your Visitor's Pass
You may end this agreement at any time by giving Us notice that You want to close Your Visitor's Pass. We will contact You to let You know that the Linkt Registration of the Nominated Vehicles linked to Your Visitor's Pass is cancelled.
Using Eligible Toll Roads after cancellation or suspension of your Visitor's Pass
If You wish to use a vehicle on any Eligible Toll Road after the Linkt Registration of Your vehicle has been suspended or cancelled, You must first contact Us and re-register Your vehicle on the Linkt Register by setting up a new Visitor's Pass, or opening a new Account with Us. Alternatively, You may make arrangements to pay Tolls through another service provider.
If You do not re-register Your vehicle with Us or do not make arrangements to pay Tolls through another toll road 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, the owner, may receive a Toll Invoice or, if the Toll Invoice remains unpaid, an Infringement Notice.
If the Linkt Registration of Your Nominated Vehicle linked to Your Visitor's Pass is cancelled, then within 5 Business Days of receiving notice of that cancellation, You must pay any debit Account Balance and any other amount You owe Us.
This agreement ends on the Finalise Date. The ending or cancellation of this agreement for any reason does not affect any rights that either You or We have against each other that 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, or anything else in connection with this agreement except to the extent that the loss, damage or expense was caused by Us, or as a result of our negligence or breach.
This agreement does not affect any rights, liabilities and responsibilities arising at law, including under the Australian Consumer Law (Schedule 2 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010) (ACL), unless otherwise provided under this agreement.
Where liability cannot be excluded, any liability incurred by Us in relation to the use of CityLink or EastLink, or this agreement is limited to the extent provided for by the ACL.
Notices (which include any written communications or statements) may be:
Notices to Us may be sent or delivered:
Notices take effect from the time they are received unless a later time is specified. 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 day after the date of sending.
For any general enquiries please contact Us.
If any part of this agreement is illegal or unenforceable it will not apply
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 on Your Visitor's Pass.
In this agreement unless the contrary intention appears:
This agreement and the transactions contemplated by this agreement are governed by Victorian law.
Representations and warranties
You represent and warrant to Us that:
Recovery of costs
We may request that You pay Us an amount equal to any costs (including legal costs) reasonably incurred by Us in recovering a debt from You in court.
This agreement is the entire agreement
This agreement is the entire agreement about the Linkt Registration of Your Nominated Vehicle, Your Visitor's Pass and the other matters covered by this agreement.
Your Linkt Account including any Nominated Vehicles linked to the Account.
The Melbourne City Link Act 1995 (Vic) as substituted, amended or varied from time to time.
The total of all Tolls, fees, taxes, charges and any other amounts which You owe Us which is debited to Your Visitor's Pass less any payments (and other amounts) credited to Your Visitor's Pass.
The last mailing Address advised to Us by You.
A standing authorisation for Your payment given by You to Us over an accepted credit or debit card
Any Bank or financial institution, including a debit or credit card provider, authorised to carry on banking or financial business within Australia.
Any day which is not a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday in Melbourne.
The Link road and Extension road as defined in the Melbourne City Link Act 1995 (Vic) and any part of those roads.
A Motorcycle, Car, Light Commercial Vehicle or Heavy Commercial Vehicle as defined in the Toll Calculation Schedule. For more information on vehicle class, refer to Our website.
Has the meaning given to 'the Agreement' in the Act.
Means EastLink as defined in the EastLink Project Act 2004 (Vic) and any part of that road.
Eligible Toll Road
Includes CityLink and EastLink roads, bridges, tunnels and locations on which a toll is levied for the passage of vehicles and for which You can use Your Visitor's Pass to pay that toll. For further details, please refer to Our website.
The date and time You nominated when setting up Your Visitor's Pass (such date being no later than 30 days after the day You set up Your Visitor's Pass) and means the last day and time on which Trips made using Your Nominated Vehicle on Eligible Toll Roads will be charged to Your Visitor's Pass. The Registration of Your Nominated Vehicle will be cancelled at the time on the date You nominated when setting up Your Visitor's Pass, or at a date and time subsequently advised.
The day when We debit funds from Your nominated credit or debit card to finalise any outstanding Tolls, fees and charges remaining on Your Visitor's Pass.
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.
The register of vehicles established and maintained by Us under section 73A of the Act.
The registration by Us of Your vehicle on the Linkt Register.
Has the meaning given to 'Motor Cycle' in the Toll Calculation Schedule.
Means Your Account with Us.
A vehicle You have asked Us to link to Your Visitor's Pass and is registered on the Linkt Register and linked to Your Visitor's Pass and for clauses 4, 5, and 20 only, also includes a vehicle You ask Us to link to Your Visitor's Pass.
The physical plate which contains the vehicle's 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. Department of Transport).
The Start Date is the date on which Your Visitor's Pass is opened.
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.
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 EastLink.
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 EastLink are available from EastLink's operator.
Transurban Credit Reporting Policy
The Transurban Credit Reporting Policy available from Our website.
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 another Eligible Toll Road, a Trip will be determined by the operator of that Eligible Toll Road.
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, the customer, who has opened the Visitor's Pass with Us and Your properly authorised agents.
Fees and charges applicable to Your Pass are detailed on the Visitor's Pass fees page.
Please note that these fees exclude toll pricing. View current toll costs.