Cairns Towing Service

Call 07 4214 5354 to book a tow in Cairns now, 24/7


Being involved in an accident or breaking down on a busy road is stressful, but it doesn’t need to be if you contact All of our drivers and sub contractors are required to hold a tow truck certificate in order to work for us. This guarantees that your vehicle and you will be safe in our hands during the towing process.

TOW operates 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year. This means that we will be there for you in your time of need whether your car breaks down, you are involved in a major or minor accident, any day of the year. We are able to offer assistance with out 22 tow trucks and can get to you within 30 minutes if you are in the Cairns metro area.

Cairns current population sits just above 158,000 and has had a steady average annual growth rate of 2.8% over the last 10 years. If the current rate continues by 2036 we can expect the population to reach 218,000 making it larger than Townsville is today. With numbers such as this it is no wonder that the roads around Cairns are getting busier so it’s important to have the phone number of a reliable tow truck Cairns company on hand.


When you are in need of a tow truck in Cairns, you can trust the team at TOW to provide you with an affordable towing service when you need them the most. We offer a range of towing service to ensure that we can assist everyone in the Cairns area.

Car Towing doesn’t need to be a hectic experience. Simply contact our tow truck Cairns call centre to book your tow and we will be there within 60 minutes (or 30 if you are in the metro area!).

Forklift Towing has never been easier with We can tow any of your equipment up to 22 tons to any location in Australia.

Clearway Towing in Cairns can be an issue as it causes unnecessary congestion on the roads. If you see a vehicle parked a clearway, please give us a call so that we can rectify the issue as soon as possible and get the traffic moving again.

Accidents can happen even to the safest drivers. However, having a reliable company you can contact for accident towing can make the situation less stressful. We can get your vehicle back to a safe spot for repairs so that you can get back on the road as quickly as possible.

Abandoned Vehicle Towing can happen quickly with If you see a car or truck on the side of the road that has been there for a while, please contact us to have the problem resolved quickly. Abandoned vehicles can slow down traffic as motorists stop to see why there is a car on the side of the road.

Car Carrier Towing isn’t a problem for our fleet of 22 trucks. If you need multiple vehicles moved around the corner or interstate, we can provide you with the service to get this task completed effectively and efficiently.

Motorcycle Towing

Container Towing

Motorcycle Transport

Smash Towing

Breakdown Towing

Carpark Towing

Transport & Car Freight

Trade Towing

Car Transport

Vehicle Repossession

Emergency Towing

OUR FLEET AND DEPOTS IN CAIRNS currently has 22 trucks on hand to assist with your Cairns towing needs. We have a fleet of trucks that are able to tow a variety of vehicle sizes and equipment with a max weight of 22 tones with the newest being manufactured in 2013. So it’s easy to say that we can tow almost anything in Cairns.

Your tow truck Cairns specialists can hold up to 235 vehicles in 2 depots with the closest one located just 9 kilometres from the Central Business District. Our depots feature security measures to ensure you vehicle and equipment are always in the safe hands of

Our depots are located in-

Aeroglen, QLD 4870

Gordonvale, QLD 4865

If you prefer for your vehicle to be taken to a private residence or a workshop rather than our holding yard, please let us know at the time of booking and we will arrange that for you.


As Cairns continues to grow at a steady rate, the main road concerns that face the locals are high speed round abouts and accidents involving cyclists. Unfortunately, the city has become known as a hotspot for fatal accidents involving cyclists; out of 41 incidents in Queensland 22 of them were in Cairns. This statistic has earned Cairns 4 out of 10 most dangerous roads for cyclists in Queensland, with the other 6 being in Brisbane. Please ensure to take great care when driving on the following four roads and keep a special lookout for cyclists-

If you are planning a trip to the beautiful tiny village of Kuranda, a town for those seeking a slower pace of life away from the big city, ensure that you give yourself enough time, as locals do tend to suffer from road rage. If a driver is following you too closely up the mountain, make sure to pull over when it’s safe to do so and let them pass. This will ensure a safe arrival to the gorgeous Kuranda for both you and the locals.

It is also important to note that the Bruce Highway in 2014 landed on the list for 25 Most Dangerous Roads in the World, along with the “Death Road” in Bolivia. One of the most dangerous stretches on the Bruce Highway is between Cairns and Innisfail with 142 casualties reported between 2005-2009. The main problem with this part of the Bruce Highway is the long straight stretches that are too inviting for high speeds. If you find yourself on this road please take your time and if needed, pull over to allow other drivers to pass. Always remember to take a break every two hours.

Our data shows that the most towed vehicles in Cairns are Holden Commodores and Ford Falcons, with the most popular days being Tuesday and Friday. If you find yourself broken down or in an accident, call your local tow truck Cairns experts to handle your vehicle with care that it deserves.


The good news is that the government has noted that the Bruce Highway is a dangerous road and has invested $38 million into improving it. The Australian and Queensland Governments have done this jointly.

Part of the funding has gone into a planning study to ensure that the right parts of the Bruce Highway are upgraded in a way that will assist the locals in their every day commute. The Cairns Bruce Highway upgrade master plan was release in 2010 and it focused on improving the safety, traffic flow and congestion in and around the city. The main focus of the study has been between Wrights Creek south of Edmonton, to Draper Street near the Cairns city centre and has taken into consideration the likely urban growth over 30 years.

The local Cairns Council has an annual budget of $9 million to spend on road improvements. Due for completion in late 2015 is the Aumuller Street upgrade, which has two major components - Aumuller/Gatton intersection and Gatton Street approaches and Aumuller Street between Gatton Street and Mulgrave Road. This upgrade will improve traffic flow and enhance road safety for all road users.


What form of payment do you accept? Unfortunately cash payment is not an accepted form of payment. We require payment to be made by credit card or debit card upon booking a towing truck.

How far do you tow? is able to take your vehicle to any location required, whether it be around the corner or interstate.

What will the truck look like? We work with a number of contractors and due to this the appearance of the trucks vary. However, all of our drivers will always identify themselves so that you can feel comfortable knowing you are in good hands.

Can my tow truck be cancelled? The tow can be cancelled as long as we haven’t already dispatched a truck to collect your vehicle.

Our Cairns tow truck fleet operates a fleet of 7 tow trucks within km's of the centre of Cairns. The oldest tow truck in operation in and around Cairns was manufactured in 2001 and the newest was manufactured in 2016.

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

About Cairns

Cairns belongs to the Cairns Regional Council.

The council supports 165,388 residents, with a median age of 36.3

Towing Services

Throughout Cairns 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

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

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

Portsmith, QLD 4870

Recent tows in or near Cairns

  • Towed a CAR 45KM from Keem Street, Trinity Beach QLD
  • Towed a CAR 29KM from Goldsborough Valley Rd, Goldsborough QLD
  • Towed a CAR 3KM from Hartley St, Bungalow QLD
  • Towed a CAR 5KM from Sheridan St, Cairns City QLD
  • Towed a CAR 3.6KM from Captain Cook Hwy, Kewarra Beach QLD

Cairns Towing Statistics

Most towed cars in Cairns

Detail table for Brisbane region
Percent Make Model
44.5% Holden Commodore
15.5% FORD Falcon
2.7% Nissan Pulsar

Breakdown - days of tows in Cairns

Detail table for Brisbane region
Percent Day
16.5% Wednesday
16.5% Thursday
16.3% Friday
14.3% Tuesday
12.9% Monday
12% Sunday
11.4% Saturday

Breakdown - times of tows in Cairns

Detail table for Brisbane region
Percent Time
8.8% 10 AM
7.5% 01 PM
7% 08 AM
6.5% 12 PM
6.4% 09 AM
5.6% 04 PM
5.3% 11 AM
4.9% 12 AM
4.8% 08 PM
4.8% 03 PM
4.5% 06 PM
4.2% 05 PM
3.8% 09 PM
3.7% 02 PM
3.6% 10 PM
3.4% 07 PM
3.2% 11 PM
2.8% 02 AM
2.5% 01 AM
1.7% 04 AM
1.6% 03 AM
1.5% 07 AM
1.2% 05 AM
0.7% 06 AM