Sunshine Coast Towing Service

Call 07 5415 0411 to book a tow in Sunshine Coast now, 24/7

Tow Truck Sunshine Coast

For all your roadside emergencies anywhere on the Sunshine Coast, TOW will provide a speedy and reliable towing service to get you off the road as quickly as possible after a car accident or breakdown. We can dispatch a tow truck Sunshine Coast to your location at any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.

From the main beach at Noosa to the Glass House Mountains and everywhere in between, we’ll always have a tow truck to send to your rescue within an hour of your call. And if you’re in a metro area, it’ll be with you in 30 minutes or less! We will tow any distance, and our local drivers and sub-contractors are all fully trained and licensed with the skills and experience to get your vehicle safely off the road and to the location of your choice.

The world-renowned Sunshine Coast is the third most populated region in Queensland, and spans more than 60km of stunning coastline and hinterland. More than 324 000 locals live in the area, and as a popular tourist destination it also attracts over 3.2 million visitors every year from all around Australia and overseas. The steady stream of people in and around the region has led to increasingly busier roads, more congestion, and an inevitable escalation in car accidents and breakdowns.

So when you need assistance, our 24 hour call centre is standing by to send a tow truck Sunshine Coast to wherever you are, at any time of the day or night.

Sunshine Coast Towing Services

Our premier towing services are available 24/7 to attend to all your roadside emergencies, as well as provide affordable commercial and trade transport. These services include:

Car and Motorcycle Breakdown Towing to get you off the road and to a safe location as quickly as possible. We can either tow your vehicle to one of our nearby holding yards where it will be securely stored until you organise its pick up and repair, or we can take you to a workshop or other location of your choice.

Machinery and Forklift Towing between worksites, and our round the clock service will make sure your work stays on schedule. We have the proper equipment and processes to tow all types of heavy trade machinery.

Accident and Smash Towing to safely remove your vehicle from the scene of an accident. All our drivers are trained and experienced in the correct accident and smash towing procedures, including preparing damaged vehicles for towing and clearing up the site afterwards to eliminate dangerous hazards for other drivers on the road.

Container Towing for your worksite. We have the capacity for safe and efficient towing of any sized container as well as sheds, portable utilities and towable buildings.

Carpark Towing from any difficult access carpark, including undercover and restricted access carparks.

Abandoned Vehicle Towing to remove dangerous and unsightly hazards from public places. In the Sunshine Coast area, you can report an abandoned vehicle online to the Sunshine Coast Council to have it towed.

Transport and Car Freight to move single or multiple vehicles between locations, for both commercial and personal vehicle transportation.

Trade Towing for all types of trade equipment and heavy and fragile machinery between worksites and other locations.

Car and Motorcycle Transport between any residential, work and commercial locations, any time you need.

Our Fleet and Depots on the Sunshine Coast

We have a large fleet of 148 fully serviced and regularly maintained tow trucks Sunshine Coast operating in and around the area, with the capability of towing vehicles and equipment up to 22 tonnes in size and weight. We ensure their high reliability by keeping modern models of vehicles in our fleet, with their manufacturing years ranging between 1989 and 2013.

Our 6 secure towing depots and holding yards are located all around the Sunshine Coast so there is always one nearby if you don’t have another location to tow your car. We can store your vehicle in a clean, locked site until you pick it up at a time that’s convenient for you. These holding yards can securely store up to 412 vehicles and you can find them at:

  1. Caloundra West
  2. Beerwah
  3. Maroochydore
  4. Nambour
  5. Maleny
  6. Caboolture

The Worst Roads on the Sunshine Coast

There are a number of notoriously dangerous roads around the Sunshine Coast where car accidents and risky driving behaviour are frequent. We advise all drivers travelling these routes to take special care when driving, follow all the speed limits and be aware of other drivers sharing the road with you.

The Wilson Road interchange at the end of the Sunshine Motorway in Tanawha requires drivers to make a dash across the 80km/h Bruce Highway exit lane, and many accidents have occurred as a result of drivers trying to make it across when there isn’t enough time. While the Federal Government has promised improvements to the intersection, you should be extra careful when crossing the intersection and avoid taking risks until the upgrades have been made.

Local roads are also a hotspot for speeding, and we strongly advise drivers to avoid doing this as it can result in very serious and dangerous consequences. Sunshine Coast Road Policing Unit officers havenamed the top speeding hotspots asPetrie Creek Road in Nambour, Sugar Bag Road in Little Mountain, Ballinger Road in Buderim, and David Low Way in Coolum Beach and Marcus Beach. Give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination so you aren’t tempted to put yourself and other drivers at risk by driving too fast.

A number of unsealed dirt roads also cause safety hazards with their poor quality. North Arm-Yandina Creek Road between Hidden Valley Road and Zgrajewski Road has been identified as the worst unsealed road on the Sunshine Coast, along with Doonan Bridge Road between Doonan Road and Verrierdale Road in Doonan, Delicia Road in Mapleton, McGilchrist Road between Dales Road and Ilkley Road in Eudio, and Perrins Road between Logwoods Road and Mossy Bank Road in Eudio.

In addition, the most recent Unworthy Roads Survey by RACQ has named a number of local roads in the Sunshine Coast region including Kiamba Road, Glenview Road,Old Landsborough Road, Roys Road, Bridge Creek Road, Jampot Creek Road, Cooroy Mountain Road, Browns Creek Road and several more as being unfit and in an inadequate condition for driving. Their frequent problems include rough, slippery or loose surfaces, narrow lanes, poor signage and road markings, lack of visibility, poor road shoulders and flood prone.

We recommend that you take extra care when driving on these roads because their poor quality and surface problems can cause serious car accidents if you don’t drive to suit their conditions.

The Sunshine Coast Black Spot Projects

The Federal Government has approved more than $1.3 million in funding to improve 5 local roads in the Sunshine Coast as part of their national Black Spot Programme to build safer roads for Australian drivers. These improvements will include:

Bli Bli Road east of Prentis Road in Rosemount will receive approximately $900 000 to improve its horizontal alignment and install wide centre line treatment.

The Valdora Road and Yandina Coolum Road intersection in Maroochy River will receive approximately $320 000 for upgrades to a channelized right turn configuration.

Lindsay Road from Jones Road to Vista Park Drive in Buderim will receive $76 000 to remove roadside hazards and install raised reflective pavement markers, chevron alignment markers, guide posts and curve/advisory speed signs.

Alfriston Drive from Karawatha Street to Merion Court in Buderim will receive $40 000 to install vehicle activated speed signage.

The Queens Street and Ulm Street intersection in Caloundra will receive approximately $34 000 to improve signage visibility and sight distance, and install additional priority signage.

These upgrades will make the local roads around the Sunshine Coast much safer for drivers and pedestrians. However we advise you to keep taking care and driving safely when travelling these routes while the improvements are being made.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you insured? Yes! Tow and all our tow truck drivers and sub-contractors are fully insured.

What will the tow truck look like? Our tow trucks vary in their appearance – some will have our branding and stickers on them, and some will not. Our drivers will always make themselves known to you on arrival.

How can I pay? You can prepay with a credit or debit card when you make your booking. Unfortunately we are not able to accept cash payments, for your security and the security of our drivers.

View the rest of our FAQ’s for more information about our tow truck Sunshine Coast services and state-wide towing. If you can’t find the answer to your question, contact our 24 hour call centre or send us a message.

Our Sunshine Coast tow truck fleet operates a fleet of 10 tow trucks within km's of the centre of Sunshine Coast. The oldest tow truck in operation in and around Sunshine Coast was manufactured in 0 and the newest was manufactured in 2009.

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

About Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast belongs to the Sunshine Coast Regional Council.

The council supports 324,266 residents, with a median age of 42.3

Towing Services

Throughout Sunshine Coast 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

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

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

Recent tows in or near Sunshine Coast

  • Towed a CAR 1KM from D'Aguilar Hwy, Wamuran QLD
  • Towed a CAR 28KM from Nicklaus Parade, North Lakes QLD
  • Towed a CAR 135KM from Tern St, Peregian Beach QLD
  • Towed a CAR 13KM from McNaughton St, Redcliffe QLD
  • Towed a CAR 3KM from Hargrave St, Morayfield QLD

Sunshine Coast Towing Statistics

Most towed cars in Sunshine Coast

Detail table for Brisbane region
Percent Make Model
46.4% Holden Commodore
23.9% FORD Falcon
3.5% nissan pulsar

Breakdown - days of tows in Sunshine Coast

Detail table for Brisbane region
Percent Day
17.2% Friday
16.1% Thursday
15% Monday
13.6% Wednesday
13.6% Tuesday
13.2% Saturday
11.2% Sunday

Breakdown - times of tows in Sunshine Coast

Detail table for Brisbane region
Percent Time
7.9% 01 PM
7.3% 10 AM
7.2% 03 PM
7% 05 PM
6.2% 04 PM
6.1% 12 PM
5.7% 09 AM
5.5% 02 PM
5.3% 11 AM
4.6% 09 PM
4% 06 PM
4% 08 PM
3.9% 12 AM
3.5% 07 AM
3.5% 11 PM
3.3% 08 AM
3.1% 10 PM
2.8% 07 PM
2.2% 01 AM
2% 03 AM
1.7% 02 AM
1.3% 05 AM
1.1% 06 AM
0.9% 04 AM