Towing & clearways

Find out how to avoid getting your vehicle towed and impounded, and what to do if this does happen.

Vehicles will be towed to a secure compound if they are stopped illegally in Clearways, No Stopping zones or designated Bus Lanes. These actions contribute to congestion in the city and can cause delays for other road users.

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What to do if your vehicle has been towedImage: John St towing yard northbridge.PNG

If your vehicle has been towed you must contact the Towing Compound to arrange collection.

Address: 57 John Street, Northbridge (rear entrance from John Street)

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Wednesday from 7am to 7pm
  • Thursday and Friday from 7am to 8pm
  • Saturday from 9am to 12pm
  • Closed Sunday and public holidays

Please call us if your car has been impounded during an event as opening hours and location may vary.

Phone number: 138 138

There are a number of public transport options available. Please visit the Transperth Journey Planner website for further information.

Fees and charges

To retrieve your vehicle, you will be required to pay the towing cost recovery fee. This fee can vary from $368.50 to $400 and covers the cost of towing and administration costs. No additional revenue is generated by the towing service.

A City of Perth infringement notice may also be issued to all vehicles towed within the CBD, please visit the City of Perth  website for further information.

It is important to note that the City of Perth can still issue fines for vehicles illegally parked in restricted areas. If a fine has been issued, this does not make the vehicle exempt from being towed.  When you collect your vehicle from the Towing Compound, you may find your vehicle has also been fined. 

Where does towing apply?

View our CBD towing zones map to view locations within Perth CBD. 

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Modified: 04 Mar 2020