Fees

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

(Effective 1 July 2016)

Drivers certificate

Item Cost Cost - 3 year term* Notes
Drivers certificate $207 p/a $467 Includes $123 ($221 - 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) $113   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 $1,053 p/a $2,688 Includes $369 ($653 - 3 year) non refundable administration fee
Operators licence – country $677 p/a $1,572 Includes $369 ($653 - 3 year) non refundable administration fee
Plate – metro – category A $395 $1,175 Per tow truck plate - per term
Plate - metro - category B & C $376 $1,119 Per tow truck plate - per term
Plate – country – category A $157 $467 Per tow truck plate - per term
Plate – country - category B & C $150 $446 Per tow truck plate - per term
Amendment fee $55   Amendment / variation to operator licence
Replacement operators licence $31    
Reissue conditional operators licence $31    
Stand-by tow truck application fee $356    
Re-application for expired conditional operators licence (within 5 business days) $326   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 $157 p/a $354 Includes $92 ($168 - 3 year term) non refundable administration fee
Operators licence – mutual recognition $552 p/a $1,275 Includes $307 ($547 - 3 year term) non refundable administration fee
Plate – mutual recognition - category A $157 $467 Per tow truck - per term
Plate – mutual recognition – category B & C $150 $446 Per tow truck - per term

Exemption authority

Item Costs Notes
Exemption authority – metro $526 Includes $234 non refundable administration fee
Exemption authority – country $409 Includes $234 non refundable administration fee
Tow truck fee – metro $88 Per tow truck
Tow truck fee – country $58 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 $492 Book of 20 forms
Towing authorisation forms – 5 $123 Book of 5 forms
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