Accident Tow Truck Trainee Permit - Victoria


You will require this permit if you intend to act as a trainee accident tow truck driver. This permit allows trainee drivers to gain on the job experience before they obtain Accident Tow Truck Driver Accreditation.

A trainee driver needs to be sponsored by an accredited Operator or Depot Manager, and must be supervised by an accredited Tow Truck Driver when in a licensed accident tow truck or attending accident scenes.

As a trainee, you will have the opportunity to develop the minimum technical competencies necessary to perform the duties required of an accredited tow truck driver.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information.

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 permit you must:

  • hold a current full Victorian Driver's Licence
  • complete a National Police Record Check
  • provide 2 passport size colour photos of yourself
  • be sponsored by an accredited Operator or Depot Manager
  • be of good character, health and technical ability
  • pay any required fees.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing Eligibility Requirements

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


60 days.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Incorporated Association, Other, Co-operative $25.60

Fees for 2017-18.


Task Resources
Apply Application for Accident Tow Truck Trainee Permit - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Approval Time

30 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

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