Tow truck operators

Accident towing rosters

Tow trucks are dispatched to road crashes in greater metropolitan Adelaide through the accident towing roster scheme. About 11,000 vehicles are towed from crashes in the area each year.

To drive a tow truck in greater metropolitan Adelaide you must hold a tow truck certificate.

How the roster works

When a member of the public calls the operator on 8231 5555, the operator requests the next available tow truck on the roster to attend the scene of the accident. The operator cannot choose which tow truck service will attend.

How to register with the accident towing roster scheme

Tow truck operators can ask to be included on the roster by calling the Accident Towing and Investigations Unit on 8260 0572.

Where the scheme operates

Greater metropolitan Adelaide is divided into 15 general zones (for passenger and other vehicles weighing up to 2500 kgs) and two heavy zones (vehicles weighing in excess of 2500 kgs). Each zone is allocated registered operators.

The boundaries of the area are: 

  • north – near the Gawler Bypass and Main North Road overpass
  • south west – Cactus Canyon and the coast
  • south – Pages Flat Road, Yankalilla
  • east – the Onkaparinga River, Mount Bold and Kangaroo Creek reservoirs.

Related information

On this site

Calling a tow truck

Contact

Accident Towing and Investigations
Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
Phone - 8260 0572


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Page last updated 15 March 2017

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Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
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