If you’re planning to take a long drive along the Great Ocean Road, you may soon have to pay for the privilege.

The public are currently being asked about new ways to raise funds for  the Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority.

Possible options include a toll, parking fees, partnerships with private companies or upping the price of licences for tourism operators.

It’s understood that locals would be exempt from tolls, parking fees and permits.

The local mayor, Neil Trotter says the council needs an extra $20-$30 million per year to cope with the tourism boom.