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. 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 $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.

Act(s) name

Accident Towing Services Act 2007 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Accident Towing Services Regulations 2008 Victoria

Approval time

Ninety days but longer if more information is required.

Administering agency

Department of Transport


Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Accident Tow Truck Industry


Department of Transport