Centre for Road Safety

Driver fatigue is one of the three big killers on NSW roads.

Where to take a break

An online map of Driver Reviver sites on the Roads and Maritime Services website shows where you can stop and enjoy some complimentary refreshments. The Driver Reviver program operates throughout Australia during school holidays and over long weekends to reduce fatigue-related crashes on our roads.

The map also shows the locations of rest areas across NSW, with places to revive, as well as other safe stopping locations including country towns, scenic points, service centres, petrol stations and parks.

Top facts

  1. The Toll Group is the major sponsor of Driver Reviver. Tea, coffee and biscuits are generously provided by Bushells Tea, Bushells Coffee and Arnott's Biscuits.
  2. Driver Reviver has been operating since 1990 and has many sites across NSW.
  3. Driver Reviver sites offer toilet facilities, shade, seating and water.  Some offer activities for children, baby change tables and pet bowls.
  4. Operating days/times vary between sites. Some open 24 hours over the whole holiday period, some operate 9am-5pm and others operate at peak arrival times or at the start and end of holiday periods.
  5. About 1.1 million people stop at Driver Reviver sites across Australia each year.
  6. Up to 1.7 million cuppas and 1.3 million snacks are consumed each year.
  7. Individual Driver Reviver sites are run by community groups, including Lions, SES and the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association.
  8. There are about 5000 Driver Reviver volunteers from all ages and backgrounds who provide a warm welcome and information on other places to stop, plus places of interest.

Volunteers at Driver Reviver sites enjoy a worthwhile and fun experience, meeting people from around Australia and overseas. For more information on becoming a volunteer, visit the Toll Driver Reviver website.

Enjoy a free cuppa

The Free Cuppa for the Driver scheme operates from March to May each year, encouraging drivers to stop and take a break when travelling in NSW.

Participating businesses in the scheme donate a free tea or coffee to a driver that has driven 100 km from their home postcode as indicated on their current driver licence.