Ballina Towing Service

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Towing Ballina

TOW services all of the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, including providing towing Ballina wide.

Breakdowns and accidents never come at a good time, which is why TOW offers assistance all over Ballina, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. Your need for reliable transport never takes a holiday, and neither do we.

If you’re stuck on the Pacific Highway, have broken down in the Ballina Hinterland, or have had an accident in the Ballina CBD, or forgot to put the handbrake after parking at the boat ramp, TOW can help. Simply place a call to one of our friendly operators and we’ll send a tow truck within an hour of your call.

Our experienced, professional drivers operate a substantial fleet of tow trucks capable of towing virtually any vehicle. Whether a broken down caravan threatens to ruin your Northern Rivers holiday, your car has conked out on the way to an important meeting, or your motorbike or scooter has been involved in an accident, we have the right equipment to provide towing Ballina wide.

Ballina Towing Services

TOW provides affordable emergency and scheduled towing, at any time of day our night. Our extensive range of breakdown, accident, commercial and trade transport towing services include:

Car and Motorcycle Breakdown Towing for when your bus, van, car, motorcycle, scooter or any other vehicle experiences a mechanical failure on the road, we offer towing Ballina residents can rely on.

We’ll pick up your vehicle and take it to your mechanic, home, or any other location in Ballina, New South Wales, or Australia that you require transport to.

Machinery and Forklift Towing to transport all trade machinery between worksites, regardless of type, size or weight. When it comes to business, time is money, so don’t waste yours trying to figure out if another company has the equipment, experience, flexibility and insurance needed to relocate your machinery.

Accident and Smash Towing is available across Ballina. When you’re involved in an accident, you want your vehicle removed from the scene and the area cleaned up as soon as possible. TOW drivers attend the scenes of hundreds of traffic accidents every year, and have all of the training and experience necessary to safely tow your vehicle without causing any further damage and clear the smash area quickly.

Container Towing for when your home or workplace needs containers towed in Ballina, across New South Wales, or interstate. TOW have all of the necessary equipment to tow any sized container, shed, portable utility or other towable building.

Carpark Towing from any parking lot, including restricted access and undercover carparks. We also tow for businesses that have illegally parked cars in their car parks.

Abandoned Vehicle Towing for swift towing of unsightly and hazardous abandoned vehicles in private or unauthorised places. In New South Wales, you can report an abandoned vehicle on public property online to have it removed by the Council.

Transport and Car Freight to move single or multiple vehicles between residential or commercial locations, when you aren’t able to drive them yourself.

Trade Towing for moving all types of trade machinery and heavy equipment, between worksites and other locations. Tow at the time that best suits youyou’re your business by taking advantage of our 24/7 towing Ballina wide.

Car and Motorcycle Transport for transporting any number of personal or commercial vehicles to any location you require. Whether you’ve just purchased a car in Ballina, or want to take your new vehicle to Ballina, TOW can assist you.

As well as our standard Ballina towing services, we can also offer:

Clearway Towing

Vehicle Repossession Towing

Our Fleet and Depots in Ballina

We operate a reliable fleet of tow trucks in and around Ballina, all with the capability of towing vehicles and equipment up to 22 tonnes in size and weight. We regularly service and maintain all our tow trucks to ensure they are always performing to the highest standard.

Ballina’s Problem Roads

Even though Ballina only has a population of 17,130 this Northern Rivers town often requires TOW’s services.

The Pacific Highway passes by Ballina, has been named the worst road in NSW for four years in a row by drivers and is a site of frequent accidents and breakdowns.

The main problem with the road is that almost half of it is not dual carriageway, despite the incredibly heavy amount of traffic it receives on a daily basis. Poor road surfaces also add to dangerousness of the road.

Because Ballina is situated in a part of the Northern Rivers region that experiences heavy rainfall, road flooding is another common reason for towing Ballina vehicles.

Rising river levels often flood roads in and out of Ballina, so if there’s heavy rain or storming its worth checking for any road closures before travelling these routes.

To check on Ballina road closures visit the Ballina Shire Council’s website at:

You can also get the latest road information from:

Or download the MyRoadInfo app from the Apple app store or Google Play.

While You Wait…

To make your tow as smooth as possible, here are a few things to consider while you wait:

  1. Move your car. If you can safely drive your vehicle it’s a good idea to move it onto the shoulder of the road and as far from moving traffic as possible. If there’s a parking lot nearby this is an ideal location for you to wait.
  2. Turn on your hazard lights. This will let other vehicles know you are stationary and will help your TOW driver identify you.
  3. Collect your belongings. After the stress and time wasted in a breakdown or accident the last thing you want to do is have to call by your mechanic or impound lot for something you accidentally left behind.
  4. Keep safe. If your car is safe from passing vehicles, stay inside it. If you are approached, use caution and don’t accept rides from anyone other than your TOW truck driver. Always ask your TOW truck driver for their dispatch number.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will my tow truck look like? Because TOW has a large fleet of tow trucks driven by our network of sub-contractors, each truck varies in appearance. The tow truck Ballina residents or visitors are dispatched may or may not have TOW branding or stickers, but our drivers will always identify themselves.

How far can you tow? Where your vehicle ends up after a breakdown or accident, or where your commercial tow needs to go to is entirely up to you. We can tow your vehicle, container, or machinery a few blocks or a few thousand kilometres. It’s up to you!

Are you insured? Yes. TOW drivers and vehicles are fully insured for all of the towing services we provide.

Check out the rest of our FAQ’s for further information about our towing Ballina services. If your question hasn’t been answered, contact our 24 hour call centre or send us a message.

Our Ballina tow truck fleet operates a fleet of 14 tow trucks within km's of the centre of Ballina. The oldest tow truck in operation in and around Ballina was manufactured in 0 and the newest was manufactured in 2017.

This fleet is capable of towing vehicles and equipment up to 22 tonne in size.

About Ballina

Ballina belongs to the Ballina Shire Council.

The council supports 41,335 residents

Towing Services

Throughout Ballina we offer the following towing services.

  • Car Towing
  • Accident Towing
  • Smash Towing
  • Breakdown Towing
  • Local Towing
  • Cheap Towing
  • Motorcycle Towing
  • Carpark Towing
  • Transport & Car Freight
  • Trade Towing
  • Emergency Towing

Ballina towing depots has a number of towing depots and holding yards close to Ballina.

These holding yards can securely store up towed vehicles, or we can tow vehicles directly to a chosen repairer.

Recent tows in or near Ballina

  • Towed a CAR 2.8KM from Rotary Dr, Lismore NSW
  • Towed a OTHER 24.6KM from Coolamon Scenic Dr, Coorabell NSW
  • Towed a CAR 25KM from Eureka Rd, Rosebank NSW
  • Towed a CAR 17.5KM from Shirley St, Byron Bay NSW
  • Towed a CAR 34KM from Shirley St, Byron Bay NSW

Ballina Towing Statistics

Most towed cars in Ballina

Detail table for Brisbane region
Percent Make Model
25% Holden Commodore
18.8% Toyota Camry
12.5% MAZDA 3
6.3% Toyota COROLLA
6.3% Mitsubishi ASX
6.3% LANDROVER Defender
6.3% BMW M4
6.3% MERCEDES Sprinter

Breakdown - days of tows in Ballina

Detail table for Brisbane region
Percent Day
71.4% Thursday
14.3% Wednesday
14.3% Tuesday

Breakdown - times of tows in Ballina

Detail table for Brisbane region
Percent Time
28.6% 01 PM
14.3% 11 AM
14.3% 09 AM
14.3% 06 PM
14.3% 10 AM
14.3% 03 PM