Towing in Perth

Learn what to do if you are involved in a crash or breakdown and how to avoid a tow in Perth CBD.

Towing after a crash or breakdown

 Did you know the first tow truck on the scene does not have the right to tow your car? You decide who tows your vehicle and where it is towed to. 

If you find yourself obstructing traffic on a major road in the metropolitan area, we may help relocate you to a safer location at no cost. From there, you can arrange further towing services to take your vehicle to your preferred location. Call us on 138 138. 

 Learn more about what do to in a crash or breakdown to keep yourself safe.

Know before you need a tow. Learn more about your rights on the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety website.

Towing in Perth CBD

Getting to and from the city is a major challenge for thousands of commuters who travel through Perth’s CBD each week day. Nearly 125,000 people work in the CBD and the majority try to enter and exit at the same time.

To help with traffic flow, vehicles will be towed to a secure compound if they are stopped illegally in Clearways, No Stopping zones or designated Bus Lanes.

 How to avoid getting your vehicle towed?

Whenever you stop or park in the Perth CBD, check the signs around your vehicle. View the towing zones map for Clearways and Bus Lane locations.

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 What to do if your vehicle has been towed?

If you have parked illegally in a Clearway, No Stopping zone or Bus Lane and your vehicle is gone when you return, check the signs around you.

 Call us on 138 138 to enquire about your car. 

Towing compound

57 John Street, Northbridge

 Opening hours:

  • 7am to 7pm Monday to Wednesday
  • 7am to 8pm Thursdays and Fridays
  • 9am to 12pm midday on Saturdays
  • Closed on Sundays and public holidays.

Opening hours and location may vary during events, so call us in the first instance.

City of Perth may also issue an infringement to vehicles towed within the CBD. 

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