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Tow truck fees 

Fees and charges related to tow truck licensing including applications for Driver Certificates, Operator Licences, Mutual Recognition and Exemption Authority.

Note: Any refund that may be made by NSW Fair Trading as a result of a refused or failed application will not be made until any internal reviews or appeals in respect of the application are finalised.

Effective 1 July 2017

Driver certificate 

Item

1 year fee

3 year fee*

Notes

Driver certificate $210 $474

Includes $125 ($224 - 3 year) non-refundable administration fee

Replacement driver certificate

$31  

Reissue conditional driver certificate

$31  

Re-application for expired conditional driver certificate (within 5 business days)

$115

Expired greater than 5 business days - full re-application will apply

*Drivers must have held their driver certificate continuously for five years without any lapses in order to be eligible to apply. Other matters are also taken into consideration. If you are not sure if you are eligible please contact the Tow Truck Licensing Unit on 1300 131 134 and select option 1.

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Operator licence 

Item

1 year fee

3 year fee*

Notes

Operator licence (metro)

$1,068 $2,726

Includes $374 ($672 - 3 year) non refundable administration fee

Operator licence (country)

$687 $1,594

Includes $374 ($672 - 3 year) non refundable administration fee

Category A plate (metro)

$401 $1,192 Per tow truck plate

Category B & C plate (metro)

$381 $1,135 Per tow truck plate

Category A plate (country)

$159 $474 Per tow truck plate

Category B & C plate (country)

$152 $452 Per tow truck plate

Amendment fee

$56 Amendment / variation to operator licence

Replacement operator licence

$31  

Reissue conditional operator licence

$31  

Stand-by tow truck application fee

$361  

Re-application for expired conditional operator licence (within 5 business days)

$331 Expired greater than 5 business days - full re-application will apply

* Operators must have held their operator licence continuously for three years without any lapses in order to be eligible to apply. Other matters are also taken into consideration. If you are not sure if you are eligible please contact the Tow Truck Licensing Unit on 1300 131 134 and select option 1.

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Mutual recognition 

Item

1 year fee

3 year fee

Notes

Driver certificate

$159 $359 Includes $93 ($170 - 3 year term) non refundable administration fee

Operator licence

$560 $1,292 Includes $311 ($555 - 3 year term) non refundable administration fee

Category A plate

$159 $474 Per tow truck plate

Category B & C plate

$152 $452 Per tow truck plate

 

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Exemption authority 

Item

Fee

Notes

Exemption authority (metro)

$534 Includes $237 non refundable administration fee

Exemption authority (country)

$415 Includes $237 non refundable administration fee

Tow truck fee (metro)

$89 Per tow truck

Tow truck fee (country)

$59 Per tow truck

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Other 

Item

Fee

Notes

Investigation fee

At cost Any further investigation by NSW Fair Trading to verify suitability, requiring the purchase of information from another agency (eg interstate records)

Book of 20 Towing authorisation forms

$499  

Book of 5 Towing authorisation forms

$125  

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