Accident Tow Truck Driver Accreditation - Victoria


You will need this accreditation if you are the driver or driver's assistant of a tow truck and intend on driving to an accident scene within an accident tow truck allocation area such as the metropolitan areas of Melbourne, Geelong or Mornington Peninsula.

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 their certificate of accreditation is displayed at a specified depot so that it may be inspected by members of the public.

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 accreditation you must:

  • hold a current full Victorian Driver's Licence
  • complete a National Police Record Check within the last six months
  • provide two passport size colour photos of yourself
  • be of good character, health and technical ability
  • pay any required fees.

If you hold a current Victorian Probationary Driver's Licence, you can only apply for this authorisation if you are employed at an accident towing depot in a role other than a tow truck driver, or if you are an immediate member of a family business that owns and operates a towing licence.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Operators and their vehicles must maintain compliance with industry standards, requirements for record keeping, and the use of standard documents. Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $83.80

Fees for 2023-24

General Duplicate Certificate All $28.10

Fees for 2023-24


Regulation(s) name

Accident Towing Services Regulations 2019 Victoria

Approval time

30 days, but longer if more information is required

Administering agency

Department of Transport and Planning


Contact details

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