You will require this accreditation if you are the driver of a tow truck, or a driver's assistant, who will drive to an accident scene within an accident tow truck allocation area such as the metropolitan areas of Melbourne, Geelong or the Mornington Peninsula.
It is an offence for a person who does not hold a tow truck driver accreditation to drive a licensed tow truck or a tow truck that is being used for the purposes of providing accident towing services. Passengers must also be accredited. Exemptions apply to:
- drivers and occupants of vehicles being towed or carried
- mechanics who are repairing, maintaining or testing an accident-attending tow truck.
This authorisation approves the people involved in the towing operation. Separate licensing requirements will apply to the accident tow truck business operation.
The holder of a towing operator accreditation must ensure that his or her certificate of accreditation is displayed at a specified depot so that it may be inspected by members of the public.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.