Tow truck fees

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

Important changes to tow truck licence payments

The way you pay for your tow truck licence has changed.

You can now pay directly through Fair Trading’s secure credit card payment portal. Once you’ve applied and made the payment, you’ll receive SMS or email notifications about the status of your licence application, so you’ll know where it is up to in the approval process.

Cheque and money order payments for tow truck licences are no longer possible.

These changes are designed to make licence processing simpler, so you can get your licence faster.

Please note: When paying by credit or debit card a merchant fee recovery of 0.44% will be applied.

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.

Driver certificate

*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.

Item

1 year fee $

3 year fee* $

5 year fee* $

Notes

Grant a Driver certificate

214

Not applicable

Not applicable

Includes $128 non-refundable application fee

Renew a Drive certificate

214

387*

560*

Includes $128 non-refundable application fee

Restore a Drive Certificate

214

387*

Includes $128 non-refundable application fee

Replacement driver certificate

32

   

Reissue conditional driver certificate

32

   

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

117

  

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

*Drivers must have held their driver certificate continuously for three years without any lapses in order to be eligible to apply for a 3 or 5 year renewal or restoration term. 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.

Operator licence

Item

1 year fee $

3 year fee* $

5 year fee* $

Notes

Grant an Operator licence (metro)

1090

Not applicable

Not applicable

Includes $382 non-refundable application fee

Grant an Operator licence (country)

701

Not applicable

Not applicable

Renew an Operator licence (metro)

1090

2505*

3921*

Includes $382 non-refundable application fee

Renew an Operator licence (country)

701

1341*

1980*

Includes $382 non-refundable application fee

Restore an Operator licence (metro)

1090

2505*

3921*

Includes $382 non-refundable application fee

Restore an Operator licence (country)

701

1341*

1980*

Includes $382 non-refundable application fee

Category A plate (metro)

409

1228

2046

Per tow truck plate

Category B & C plate (metro)

388

1164

1941

Per tow truck plate

Category A plate (country)

162

487

812

Per tow truck plate

Category B & C plate (country)

155

465

775

Per tow truck plate

Amendment fee

58

  

Amendment / variation to operator licence

Replacement operator licence

32

   

Reissue conditional operator licence

32

   

Stand-by tow truck application fee

368

   

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

338

  

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 for a 3 or 5 year term at renewal or restoration. 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.

Restoration applies for 3 months post expiry.

Towing charges

Effective 15 December 2018

For all towing charges, please visit the vehicle towing page.

Mutual recognition

Item

1 year fee $

3 year fee $

5 year fee $

Notes

Grant a Driver certificate

162

Not applicable

Not applicable

Includes $95 non-refundable administration fee

Renew a Drive certificate

162

297*

432*

Includes $95 non-refundable administration fee

Restore a Drive certificate

162

297*

432*

Includes $95 non-refundable administration fee

Grant an Operator licence

572

Not applicable

Not applicable

Includes $317 non-refundable administration fee

Renew an Operator licence

572

1080*

1589*

Includes $317 non-refundable administration fee

Restore an Operator licence

572

1080*

1589*

Includes $317 non-refundable administration fee

Category A plate

162

487

812

Per tow truck plate

Category B & C plate

155

465

775

Per tow truck plate

* Operators must have held their operator licence continuously for three years without any lapses in order to be eligible to apply for 3 or 5 year term at renewal or restoration. 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.

Restoration applies for 3 months post expiry.

Exemption certificate

Item

2 year fee $

Notes

Grant a Scrap Metal Exemption certificate (metro)

544

Includes $242 non-refundable administration fee

Grant a Scrap Metal Exemption certificate (country)

423

Includes $242 non-refundable administration fee

Renew a Scrap Metal Exemption certificate (metro)

544

Includes $242 non-refundable administration fee

Renew a Scrap Metal Exemption certificate (country)

432

Includes $242 non-refundable administration fee

Restore a Scrap Metal Exemption certificate (metro)

544

Includes $242 non-refundable administration fee

Restore a Scrap Metal Exemption certificate (country)

432

Includes $242 non-refundable administration fee

Tow truck fee (metro)

91

Per tow truck

Tow truck fee (country)

60

Per tow truck

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 (e.g. interstate records)

Book of 20 Towing authorisation forms

509

 

Book of 5 Towing authorisation forms

128

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