Tow Truck Driver's Certificate - New South Wales

Description

You will require this certificate if you intend to drive a tow truck for the purposes of towing motor vehicles. This certificate is required if you intend to do any of the following on a road or road related area:

  • Drive or stand a licensed tow truck;
  • Use, operate or assist in the use or operation of a licensed tow truck; or
  • Drive or stand an unlicensed tow truck for the purpose of towing a motor vehicle for fee or reward.

Please be aware that:

  • You must only carry out the type of towing work authorised on your drivers certificate; and
  • If you intend to carry out accident towing work you will require a towing authorisation.

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 certificate you must:

  • Be 18 years old or over;
  • Have a current fully unrestricted NSW driver's licence;
  • Be of good repute and in all other respects a fit and proper person to be the driver of a tow truck;
  • Have sufficient responsibility to drive a tow truck in accordance with law and custom;
  • Have read and understood the criteria, conditions and procedures for authorisation as outlined in the information package; and
  • Pay any required fees and submit the application form.

You may be subject to a criminal record check for the last 10 years and a driving record check from the last 3 years.

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

Duration

1 to 3 years, as determined by the Agency.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
General Duplicate Certificate Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $31.00 -
Apply Licence Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $210.00

1 year term (includes $125 non-refundable administration fee).

Apply Licence Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $474.00

3 year term (includes $224 non-refundable administration fee).

Renew Renewal Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $115.00

Must be paid within 5 business days of expiry, otherwise you will be required to pay the full application fee.

Vary Variation Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $56.00 -

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