Tow Truck Certificate - South Australia


You will need this certificate if you intend to drive a tow truck in the greater metropolitan area of Adelaide.

A tow truck is a vehicle that has been constructed or adapted for the specific purpose of towing or carrying another vehicle, that cannot be driven on its own, and is fitted with a winch or some type of lifting equipment.

Service type


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 over the age of 18
  • hold a current South Australian driver's licence of a classification appropriate to the weight of the tow truck you intend to drive
  • know the laws about driving and operating tow truck equipment
  • be a fit and proper person to hold a certificate, determined by reference to your honesty, integrity and criminal history (you can prove this with a National Police Certificate).


1 year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All Fees information is on attached fee resource.


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Towing Authority Fees (Opens in new window)

Administering agency

Department for Infrastructure and Transport

Contact details

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