Fees

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

(Effective 1 July 2017)

Drivers certificate

Item Cost Cost - 3 year term* Notes
Drivers certificate $210 p/a $474 Includes $125 ($224 - 3 year) non refundable administration fee
Replacement drivers certificate $31    
Reissue conditional drivers certificate $31    
Re-application for expired conditional drivers certificate (within 5 business days) $115   Expired greater than 5 business days - full re-application will apply
* Drivers must have held their drivers 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 Licensing Team on 1300 131 134.

 

Operators licence

Item Cost Cost - 3 year term * Notes
Operators licence – metro $1,068 p/a $2,726 Includes $374 ($672 - 3 year) non refundable administration fee
Operators licence – country $687 p/a $1,594 Includes $374 ($672 - 3 year) non refundable administration fee
Plate – metro – category A $401 $1,192 Per tow truck plate - per term
Plate - metro - category B & C $381 $1,135 Per tow truck plate - per term
Plate – country – category A $159 $474 Per tow truck plate - per term
Plate – country - category B & C $152 $452 Per tow truck plate - per term
Amendment fee $56   Amendment / variation to operator licence
Replacement operators licence $31    
Reissue conditional operators licence $31    
Stand-by tow truck application fee $361    
Re-application for expired conditional operators licence (within 5 business days) $331   Expired greater than 5 business days - full re-application will apply
* Operators must have held their operators 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 Roads and Maritime Enrolment Processing Team on 1300 131 134.

 

Mutual recognition

Item Cost Cost - 3 year term Notes
Drivers certificate – mutual recognition $159 p/a $359 Includes $93 ($170 - 3 year term) non refundable administration fee
Operators licence – mutual recognition $560 p/a $1,292 Includes $311 ($555 - 3 year term) non refundable administration fee
Plate – mutual recognition - category A $159 $474 Per tow truck - per term
Plate – mutual recognition – category B & C $152 $452 Per tow truck - per term

Exemption authority

Item Costs 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

Other

Item Cost Notes
Investigation fee At cost Any further investigation by Roads and Maritime Services to verify suitability, requiring the purchase of information from another agency (eg interstate records)
Towing authorisation forms – 20 $499 Book of 20 forms
Towing authorisation forms – 5 $125 Book of 5 forms
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