The second phase of Driving on Lantau Island Scheme and the ballot arrangements

The second phase of Driving on Lantau Island Scheme (the Scheme) will be implemented starting from 1 July 2022. The number of daily quotas on Mondays to Fridays, except public holidays, under the Scheme will be increased to 50 , including 10 quotas for electric private cars to promote environmental protection.

Since applicants can apply for quotas one month in advance, the Transport Department (TD) will launch a ballot system for application for quotas under the Scheme on 1 June 2022 to tie in with the implementation of the second phase of the Scheme and enhancing the transparency and fairness of quota allocation.


Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Points-to-Note
Chapter 3 Application Procedures
Chapter 4 Advice to Motorists
Chapter 5 Frequently Asked Questions

Chapter 1 Introduction

All roads on South Lantau are closed roads, motorists who wish to access the closed roads are required to hold a valid Lantau Closed Road Permit (LCRP). The Scheme enables members of the public to drive private cars to places such as Ngong Ping, Tai O and Mui Wo via closed roads on South Lantau on Mondays to Fridays (except Public Holidays) for leisure purpose with a LCRP.

The TD will implement the second phase of Driving on Lantau Island Scheme (the Scheme) starting from 1 July 2022. The number of daily quotas on Mondays to Fridays, except public holidays, under the Scheme will be increased to 50 (including 10 quotas for electric private cars). In addition, the TD will launch a ballot system for application for quotas under the Scheme on 1 June 2022.

This guide provides information on the points-to-note, application procedures, advice to motorists and frequently asked questions in respect of the Scheme.

Chapter 2 Points-to-Note

If you intend to take part in the Scheme, please read the following carefully:

Eligibility of vehicles

Eligibility of applicants

Eligibility of drivers

Other notes for attention

Conditions of the LCRP


Chapter 3 Application Procedures


Application
for quotas for entry to South Lantau on or after 1 July 2022:

(I) Arrangement of quota allocation

(a) Stage 1 (ballot): Quotas will be allocated via ballot. If there are remaining quotas, a second round of ballot will be conducted.

(b) Stage 2 (first-come, first-served): If there are remaining quotas after the second round of ballot, the system will distribute the quotas on a first-come, first-served basis.

(II) Applicants should pay attention to the following key dates:

Calendar for Applicants should pay attention to the following key dates

The system will accept application from 7 a.m. on the 1st day of each month to 11:59 p.m. on the 5th day (first round); and from 7 a.m. on the 8th day of each month to 11:59 p.m. on the 10th day (second round).

Successful applicants shall pay the permit fee (HK$75) on the 6th or 7th day of each month (first round) or on the 11th or 12th day of each month (second round).

The system will announce the number of remaining quotas after the 2nd round of ballot on the 13th day of each month.

The remaining quotas will be open for application from 7 a.m. on the 14th day of each month and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Successful applicants shall complete the payment immediately.

(III) Points to note

  1. Applicants shall ensure that the information submitted is correct. Once the application is submitted, no changes can be made.
  2. Vehicles applying for the LCRP must be private cars. Each private car can only get one quota in each month.
  3. Applicants can select up to three preferred departure dates, and the system will conduct balloting in chronological order of the dates.
  4. If a successful applicant fails to complete payment on time, the application will be disqualified and the quota will be released for reallocation.
  5. Applicants will be notified of the ballot result by email. Applicants can also make enquiries about the ballot result through the system.
  6. Private cars are only allowed to enter the closed roads on Lantau Island from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Mondays to Fridays (except public holidays). Motorists must leave the closed road area at or before 7 p.m.
Online Application for the LCRP

(IV) Application details

Watch "Ballot Arrangement for the Second Phase of Driving on Lantau Scheme"

Download pamphlet (PDF Format) -Printable Version (only English and Traditional Chinese version available)

Chapter 4 Advice to Motorists

Before going to South Lantau, please carefully read "Driving on Lantau Island - Points to note for motorists" and watch "Tips of driving on South Lantau".

Download "Driving on Lantau Island ─ Points to note for motorists" (PDF Format)-Printable Version

Watch "Tips for driving on South Lantau"

Chapter 5 Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. What is "Driving on Lantau Island"?

In order to attract more local people to visit South Lantau with a view to promoting tourism and local economy, the TD introduces the Driving on Lantau Island Scheme (the Scheme) to enable members of the public to drive private cars to places such as Ngong Ping, Tai O and Mui Wo via closed roads on South Lantau on Mondays to Fridays (except Public Holidays) for leisure purpose.

In view of the keen demand since the implementation of the Scheme, the TD will implement the second phase of the Scheme on 1 July 2022 to increase the daily quotas from 25 to 50 (including 10 quotas for electric private cars) on Mondays to Fridays (except Public Holidays) after consulted the stakeholders and reviewed the relevant infrastructure.

 

Q2. What are the conditions for applying for the LCRP and what are the points to note?

Please read Chapter 2 Points-to-Note.
 
Q3. How to apply for and collect the LCRP?

An applicant should make use of the government online system for application, details please refer to Chaper 3 Application Procedure.

Arrangement to pick up the LCRP

For an LCRP application that is made less than five working days before the day of entry to South Lantau (e.g. an application made on a first-come, first-served basis on or after 19 July 2022 for access to South Lantau on 26 July 2022), the applicant or his authorised person must collect the LCRP in person at the New Territories Regional Office of the TD at 7/F, Mong Kok Government Offices, 30 Luen Wan Street, Kowloon.

For an LCRP application made five working days or more before the date of entry to South Lantau (e.g. an application made on or before 18 July 2022 for access to South Lantau on 26 July 2022), the TD will send the LCRP to the applicant by surface mail.
 

Q4. Can an applicant make use of the same private car to enter South Lantau for leisure and recreational purposes several times in a month?

No. In order to enable more members of the public to enjoy the scheme, the TD permits each private car to participate in the scheme only once a month.

 

Q5. Is the LCRP transferable?

No.

 

Q6. After an application for the LCRP is approved, can the vehicle particulars provided during the application process and the effective date of the LCRP be changed?

No.

 

Q7. What is the application fee? Will the fee paid be refunded to the applicant if the applicant gives up the LCRP that has been issued?

An applicant applying for an LCRP must pay a permit fee of HK$75. If an LCRP has been issued, the fee paid will not be refunded even if the applicant subsequently gives up collecting the LCRP or not using the LCRP concerned.

 

Q8. Before departing for South Lantau, are there any other formalities required after an LCRP is received by the applicant?

No. The applicant however is required to watch the "Tips of driving on South Lantau', read the pamphlet 'Driving on Lantau Island - Points to note for Motorists' and plan his journey in advance.

 

Q9. How can an applicant find out if the application is successful or not?

After an applicant has made payment via the online application system, the applicant will receive an email generated by the system, notifying him of the application result and details of collecting the LCRP.

 

Q10. Under this scheme, is it a must for an LCRP applicant to be the driver or the owner of the vehicle?

It is not a must for the applicant of an LCRP to be the driver or the owner. However, if the applicant is not the owner of the vehicle, prior consent from the owner of the vehicle must be obtained before applying for the LCRP.

 

Q11. If I am unfortunately involved in an accident in South Lantau, can I seek assistance from towing companies I choose?

Unless the towing vehicles of the companies you choose have already obtained the LCRP, such vehicles are not allowed to enter the closed road area in South Lantau.

 

Q12. My light goods vehicle is usually used as my private car. Can I apply for the LCRP in respect of my light goods vehicle?

No. The Driving on Lantau Island Scheme is only applicable to private cars.