Class 4 tow trucks holding yard exemption:
Class 4 tow truck operators may apply for an exemption from having a
holding yard. For this type of specialized operation, the damaged
vehicle being towed (e.g. trucks, large buses and combination vehicles)
is mainly towed to the premises of the vehicle owner or a specialised
An exemption can only be granted to a class 4 tow truck licence holder.
If a class 4 tow truck licence holder subsequently acquires any other
class of licensed tow truck (other than class 4) then the exemption is
An application for exemption must be made in writing to the Manager
(Compliance) or Regional Director at your nearest Department of
Transport and Main Roads customer service centre outlining the reasons
why an exemption is being requested.
If the application is approved, the original approval letter or a copy
of the approval letter must be carried in the tow truck and be produced
if requested by an authorised officer. An application for renewal of the
exemption must be made annually with renewal notice of the tow truck