Scrap Metal Exemption Certificate - New South Wales

Description

You will need this certificate to collect motor vehicles for transportation to a scrap metal facility. This certificate 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 certificate 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 certificate 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.

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:

  • 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.

Duration

Two years

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Grant of certificate (2 year):

  • Metro - $573
  • Country - $446
Fees for 2022-23
Apply Application All -

Restoration of certificate (2 year):

  • Metro - $573
  • Country - $446
Fees for 2022-23
Apply Licence All $96.00

Metro tow truck fee. Fees for 2022-23

Apply Licence All $63.00

Country tow truck fee. Fees for 2022-23

Renew Renewal All -

Renewal of certificate (2 year):

  • Metro - $573
  • Country - $446
Fees for 2022-23

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Tow Truck Fees (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Tow Truck Industry Act 1998 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Customer Service

NSW Fair Trading

Contact details

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