TOW is the number 1 provider of towing Brisbane wide, with a large fleet of tow trucks and an extensive network of certified tow truck drivers available to come to your rescue anywhere and anytime.
We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year because we know that accidents and breakdowns always happen when you least expect it, and we want to make sure that if you're in Brisbane towing is just a call away.
Within an hour of your call, no matter where you are in Brisbane, towing will be on its way. And if you’re in a metro or city area we can often be with you even sooner – usually in 30 minutes or less! From Adelaide Street in the CBD to the Logan Hyperdome in South Brisbane and everywhere in between – a Brisbane TOW truck will have your vehicle off the road as fast as possible and to any location you need.
The city of Brisbane is the third busiest and most populated city in Australia, comprising of both the Brisbane metropolitan area and the wider South East Queensland area. It is home to more than 3.4 million residents, and rapidly growing.
With so many people living and working in the region, Brisbane roads are becoming increasingly more congested and dangerous for people travelling in and out of the city every day. In addition to the heavily congested city centre, a number of local roads in the wider area are notorious for car accidents and dangerous driving.
So when you need reliable and cheap towing Brisbane wide, our tow trucks, and drivers are on hand to get you to where you need to go. Our 24-hour call centre is standing by to dispatch a Brisbane tow truck driver.
Brisbane Towing Services
We provide 24/7 assistance for all types and sizes of vehicles in roadside emergencies, as well as a range of efficient and affordable commercial towing and trade transport options. Our extensive towing services include:
Car and Motorcycle Breakdown Towing at any time of the day or night, to get you and your vehicle off the road as fast as possible. We can tow your vehicle to your mechanic’s workshop, repair shop or any other location so you can have it looked at right away. Or, if you don’t have a location in mind we can take it to one of our Brisbane holding yards and keep it securely stored until you arrange to pick it up.
Machinery and Forklift Towing to transport all types of heavy trade machinery between worksites. We operate machinery towing around the clock to keep your work on schedule.
Accident and Smash Towing to quickly and safely remove your vehicle from the scene of an accident or smash, and get it to the location of your choice. Our network of experienced Brisbane tow truck drivers and sub-contractors are all extensively trained in the correct procedures for towing vehicles from accident sites, which includes preparing damaged vehicles for towing and cleaning up the site afterwards to eliminate potential hazards for other road users.
Container Towing between work sites and other locations, for all sized containers, sheds, portable utilities and other towable buildings.
Carpark Towing for any difficult access Brisbane car park towing is available, including from undercover and restricted access areas.
Abandoned Vehicle Towing to remove potentially dangerous hazards from public places. In Brisbane City Council areas, you can report an abandoned vehicle online to have it removed.
Transport and Car Freight for single and multiple vehicles if you aren’t able to move them yourself. We can safely transport vehicles for any commercial towing or personal requirements.
Trade Towing between work sites and other locations. We have the specialised towing equipment and processes to transport all types of trade equipment and heavy and fragile machinery safely.
Car and Motorcycle Transport between work, residential and commercial locations with our round the clock service.
Our Fleet and Depots in Brisbane
TOW operates a reliable and efficient fleet of 67 tow trucks in and around the Brisbane area. Our Brisbane tow trucks are all modern, regularly serviced and maintained, with their years of manufacturing ranging between 1982 and 2013. They have the capability of safely towing vehicles and trade equipment up to 22 tonnes in size and weight.
We also have 12 convenient Brisbane towing depots and holding yards, for easy access from wherever you are. They can securely hold up to 1235 vehicles in clean, locked holding sites and are located at:
- Everton Hills
- Port of Brisbane
- Samford Village
- Park Ridge
The Worst Roads in Brisbane
There are Brisbane roads that, because of their heavy congestion and frequent car accidents, frequently need towing service.
Morning and evening peak hours significantly slow many roads around the city, but in particular:
- Kingsford Smith Drive, which has seen a 13% increase in cars travelling on the road over the last 12 months
- Stanley Street, with an average speed of just 17.6km/h during peak times
- Milton Road, which sees average speeds of about 20km/h in peak hours
- Coronation Drive, which is infamous for congestion throughout most of the day
- Inner City Bypass, which is operating at capacity and significantly pushing up travel times
In addition to these congested city roads, the worst stretches of road and intersections around Brisbane are:
- The Gateway Motorway between Nudgee and Bald Hills
- Moggill Road from Kenmore to Chapel Hill
- The Pacific Motorway Nerang to Varsity Lakes
- The Pacific Motorway Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill
- The Bruce Highway Deception Bay Road to Gateway Motorway at Bald Hills
- Old Cleveland Road and Cavendish Road intersection at Coorparoo
- Moggill Road and Brookfield Road intersection at Kenmore
- Wardell and Samford Road intersection at Enoggera
TOW strongly advises all drivers to take special care when travelling these particular routes and plan for extra travel time, so you aren’t tempted to speed and drive dangerously. Be aware and considerate of other road users, and always adhere to the speed limits.
Planned Road Improvements
The Brisbane City Council together with the Queensland State Government and Federal Government have some planned road upgrades in progress, designed to help ease congestion around Brisbane and make the roads safer for drivers and other road users. These upgrades will include:
Kingsford Smith Drive will be widened from four lanes to six between Theodore Street at Eagle Farm and Cooksley Street in Hamilton. Improvement works between Cooksley Street and Breakfast Creek Road at Albion.
The Inner City Bypass will receive one additional lane.
Gympie Road will receive $1.6 million in funding to help improve some intersections along the road, install advanced warning signage and flashing lights at specific intersections, and upgrade the road surface.
Progress Road between Garden Road and Boundary Road in Richlands will see the installation of new centre medians and street lighting, widening of the road from two to four lanes and replacement of the Bullockhead Creek culverts with a new bridge to safeguard against future flooding.
The Wynnum Road corridor at Woolloongabba will see the widening of Lytton Road between Latrobe Street and Canning Bridge from four to six lanes, increasing lane widths, the installation of new signals and medians to improve traffic flow, and a bend realignment to improve safety.
Mirrabooka Road at The Gap will have its bridge replaced to provide load limits in line with other bridge around the city and more pedestrian access. The bridge will be closed to all traffic from January 2016 to late 2016.
Wynnum Road and Jack Flynn Memorial Drive at Morningside will have the existing traffic signals modified to include a right-turn arrow, the right turn pockets and left turn slip lanes lengthened, the road resurfaced, and the lanes realigned.
Messines Ridge Road and Gaza Road intersection and South East Freeway on-ramp at Holland Park will be upgraded to include new traffic signals, widening of Messines Ridge Road between the on-ramp and the Gaza Road traffic lights to include new lanes, and the installation of cycle lanes.
Roghan Road and Muller Road intersection at Taigum will be signalised and have right-turn pockets added in January 2016 to reduce traffic congestion and improve road safety.
Stapylton Road at Heathwood/Forest Lake will be upgraded to four lanes between Wadeville Street and the north side connection to the Logan Motorway, making a dual carriageway link for the full distance between the Ipswich and Logan Motorways. The intersection of Sanctuary Drive, Parkwood Drive and Stapylton Road will also be upgraded.
Commercial Road, Skyring Terrace and Vernon Terrace intersection at Newstead is being upgraded to improve safety and access for all road users. The upgrade will include installation of new traffic lights, right-hand turn pockets, removal of trees and parking bays and relocation of the CityCycle stations to reinstate car parks in that location.
The Smoother Suburban Streets program will see 380 suburban streets in Brisbane resurfaced.
While these upgrades will make Brisbane roads much safer for road users, we advise you to continue to take care and drive safely along these routes while the improvements are in progress.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you insured? Yes! For your security and peace of mind, TOW and all our Brisbane tow truck drivers and sub-contractors are fully insured.
When will my tow truck arrive? Your tow truck will get to your location within an hour of your call, regardless of where in Brisbane towing is required or what time it is. And if you’re in a metro area, we can often be with you in 30 minutes or less. When you book your tow, your tow truck driver will provide you with an estimated time of arrival.
What will my tow truck look like? Our tow trucks vary in their appearance. Some of them will have our Tow.com.au branding and stickers on them, and some will not. Your driver will always make themselves known to you when they arrive at your location.
View the rest of our FAQ for more information about our towing Brisbane and state wide. If you have another question that hasn’t been answered, contact our 24-hour call centre or send us a message.
Our Brisbane tow truck fleet
Tow.com.au operates a fleet of 13 tow trucks within km's of the centre of Brisbane. The oldest tow truck in operation in and around Brisbane was manufactured in 1 and the newest was manufactured in 2017.
This fleet is capable of towing vehicles and equipment up to 22 tonne in size.
Brisbane belongs to the Brisbane City Council.
The council supports 1,110,473 residents, with a median age of 34.6
Throughout Brisbane 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
Brisbane towing depots
Tow.com.au has a number of towing depots and holding yards close to Brisbane.
These holding yards can securely store up towed vehicles, or we can tow vehicles directly to a chosen repairer.Eagle Farm, QLD 4009 Hamilton, QLD 4007 Mitchelton, QLD 4053
Recent tows in or near Brisbane
- Towed a CAR 2.5KM from Gailey Rd, Taringa QLD
- Towed a CAR 7.2KM from Walter Ave, East Brisbane QLD
- Towed a CAR 5.9KM from Sussex St, Alexandra Hills QLD
- Towed a CAR 58.9KM from Padstow Rd, Eight Mile Plains QLD
- Towed a CAR 10.4KM from Second Ave, Marsden QLD
Most towed cars in Brisbane
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