Accident Towing Operator / Depot Manager Accreditation - Victoria


You will require this accreditation if you intend to operate a tow truck depot or to manage accident towing services from the depot. As an accredited operator, you will automatically retain the legal responsibility for the depot manager duties, if you have not appointed a depot manager or that person has not been accredited.

You do not need to apply for depot manager accreditation if you already possess an operator accreditation, as this covers you for both.

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:

  • complete a National Police Record Check
  • provide a copy of your driver's licence
  • provide two passport size colour photos of yourself
  • be of good character, health and technical ability
  • pay any required fees.

Individuals or corporations can apply. When a company applies for accreditation it must nominate a responsible person, provide a copy of a current company extract and a criminal record check in respect of each director.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Operators and depot managers must maintain compliance with industry standards, requirements for record keeping, and the use of standard documents.


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

Ninety 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.