Scrap Metal Exemption Authority - New South Wales

Description

You will require this authority if you intend to collect motor vehicles for transportation to a scrap metal facility. This authority does not authorise you to undertake towing work that involves transporting motor vehicles to a facility for repair, reuse or resale.

Ordinarily, the operator of a tow truck is required to hold an operator's licence. This authority is an exemption from that requirement. Its purpose is to make the requirements for licensing less onerous for businesses operating crane-type tow trucks that solely transport motor vehicles destined for scrap metal recycling.

Any tow truck you use in your business must be a crane mounted tow truck. This approval does not authorise you to use a tilt table top tow truck. Any person you employ or engage to tow is also exempt from the requirement to hold a tow truck driver's certificate.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this authority you must:

  • Ensure that your business is incorporated, or that you have a registered business name;
  • Satisfy the agency that you are a suitable and competent person to collect motor vehicles for transportation to a scrap metal facility;
  • Ensure that all persons involved in your business are of good reputation;
  • Hold public liability insurance for your business;
  • Complete the relevant form; and
  • Pay the required fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

2 years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $534.00

Metro.

Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $415.00

Country.

Apply Licence Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $89.00

Metro per tow truck.

Apply Licence Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $59.00

Country per tow truck.

Administering agency

Transport for NSW

Roads and Maritime Services

Road Services

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries, Tow Truck Licensing and Compliance

Operating address: 27 - 31 Argyle Street
Parramatta
New South Wales 2150
Mailing address: Locked Bag 5054
Parramatta
New South Wales 2124
Phone: 1300 131 134
Fax: 02 8849 2075
Email: towtrucks@rms.nsw.gov.au