Tow truck assistant certificate - Queensland


You require this certificate to travel in a tow truck while the tow truck is attending a scene of an accident/incident and to tow a police seized vehicle under the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000. You are required to provide assistance to the tow truck driver when preparing a motor vehicle for towing, loading the vehicle and assist in cleaning up the scene of an accident/incident efficiently and safely within regulated areas.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You must be at least 16 years of age to be a tow truck assistant.


This certificate will remain in effect for 12 months.


Common Fees details for this service in table format.

Type Amount Description
Application $104.45

Application fee

Application $42.45

CrimTrac fee

Miscellaneous $73.10

Industry authority card

Renewal $104.45

Renewal fee

Regulation(s) name

Tow Truck Regulation 2009 QLD

Application process

You can obtain this certificate by completing a Tow truck driver/assistant's certificate application (F4481) and submitting it to a Department of Transport and Main Roads Customer Service Centre. An application fee must be paid when the application is lodged. 

For Evidence of identity you must produce the following documents with your application:

  • a current Australian driver licence and identity card (if applicable), or proof of identity documentation (please refer to the Evidence of identity information sheet (form F4362) or for requirements).

Your criminal and traffic history will be checked.

Transfer process

This licence cannot be transferred.

Additional information

A tow truck assistant can only operate under the authority when employed by the holder of a tow truck licence.

Administering agency

Department of Transport and Main Roads

Customer Services, Safety and Regulation Division

Transport Regulation Branch

Contact details

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

Transport Regulation Branch

Customer Services, Safety and Regulation Division

Department of Transport and Main Roads

Operating address: Customer Service Centre
Phone: 13 23 80
Website: Department of Transport and Main Roads (Opens in new window)