Accident Towing Operator / Depot Manager Accreditation - Victoria


You will require this accreditation if you intend to operate a tow truck depot. This accreditation applies to persons employed by a tow truck operator who intends to delegate the management of their depot. As an accredited operator, you automatically retain the legal responsibility for the depot manager duties unless you appoint an accredited depot manager.

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

It is illegal to operate an accident towing service unless you are an accredited operator.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

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 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, it must nominate a responsible person.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information.

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 $77.30 Fees for 2018-19.
General Duplicate Certificate All $26.00 Fees for 2018-19.
Vary Variation All $202.10 Vary the hours of operation for a specified depot outside of Melbourne controlled area. Fees for 2018-19.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Accident Towing Operator / Accident Towing Depot Manager Accreditation - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Act(s) name

Accident Towing Services Act 2007 VIC

Regulation(s) name

Accident Towing Services Regulations 2008 VIC

Approval time

Ninety days but longer if more information is required.

Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources


Contact details

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

Accident Tow Truck Industry


Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Operating address: Accident Towing
12 Lakeside Drive
Burwood East, Victoria 3151
Phone: 03 9881 8787
Website: Tow Truck Industry (Opens in new window)