Accident Tow Truck Temporary Permit - Victoria


You will need this licence if you intend to temporarily operate a tow truck outside of your licence conditions or as a substitute tow truck due to mechanical issues or repairs. This licence is attached to a vehicle, not a person.

A tow truck issued with this licence may provide accident towing services to a vehicle of any weight, as long as the tow truck is capable of towing that vehicle. In the Melbourne and Geelong greater area, tow trucks operate under an accident allocation system. Tow trucks licensed to operate in other areas of Victoria may attend an accident scene outside the Controlled Area without an allocation.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible you must:

  • hold a tow truck licence
  • ensure the tow truck meets the appropriate specifications, maintenance and equipment requirements.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $28.10

Fees for 2023-24


Regulation(s) name

Accident Towing Services Regulations 2019 Victoria

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.