Townsville Towing Service

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Towing Townsville

Our Townsville towing and tow trucks deliver efficient and dependable towing services around Townsville to get you out of the heat and back on the road as soon as possible after a breakdown or accident.

We know roadside emergencies can happen anytime and so we are available to respond to your calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. Our speedy tow trucks and certified tow truck drivers will be at your location anywhere in Townsville or nearby areas within the hour, and to metro and CBD areas in 30 minutes or less.

Form Flinders Street East to Alligator Creek on the Bruce Highway, our 24 hour call centre is fully equipped to respond to your towing emergencies.

As the unofficial capital of North Queensland and the gateway to the magnificent Great Barrier Reef, Townsville supports more than 180 000 local residents along with huge numbers of national and international visitors who flock to the city and its surrounding areas all throughout the year. Townsville’s growing population is leading to busier roads in and around the city and much more congestion, which inevitably results in more accidents.

Townsville Towing Services

We offer a complete range of affordable Townsville towing services to get you off the road as soon as possible after a breakdown or accident, as well as commercial and trade services to assist you with multi-vehicle and machinery transportation. These services include:

Car and Motorcycle Breakdown Towing to the Townsville holding yard at Garbutt, where your vehicle will be securely stored until you organise its repair and pick up.

Machinery and Forklift Towing for your worksite. We also have the capacity to tow all types of heavy trade machinery including bobcats, generators and more.

Accident and Smash Towing to quickly and correctly have your vehicle removed from the site of an accident or smash. Our experienced tow truck drivers are trained in properly preparing damaged vehicles for towing, and cleaning up the site afterwards to prevent further hazards to other drivers and their vehicles.

Container Towing between worksites and other locations, with round the clock service so your work will never be delayed as you wait for transportation or arrival. We can transport all sized containers and sheds, as well as portable utilities and towable buildings.

Carpark Towing from any undercover or restricted access carpark, with our specialised towing equipment and procedures.

Abandoned Vehicle Towing to remove potential hazards from the side of the road in public places. You can report an abandoned vehicle online to the Townsville City Council to have it towed.

Transport and Car Freight to move multiple vehicles between locations when you aren’t able to drive them yourself. Suitable for both personal and commercial vehicle transportation, such as moving house or transferring vehicles between car dealerships.

Trade Towing for all trade equipment and heavy machinery, to keep your work on schedule. We handle heavy and fragile machinery with care and correct transportation procedures to ensure a safe and reliable tow.

Car and Motorcycle Transport between any residential, work and commercial spaces at any time of the day or night.

As well as our standard Townsville towing services, we are also the exclusive provider for the Queensland Police Hoon Towing and Impoundment service and can deliver:

Clearway Towing

Vehicle Repossession Towing

Police Impoundment Towing

Vehicle Immobilisation Towing

Our Fleet and Depot in Townsville

Tow.com.au operates a fleet of 10 fully maintained and serviced tow trucks within kilometres of the centre of Townsville. All our models of tow trucks are modern and up-to-date for optimum reliability – our oldest tow truck in operation in and around Townsville was manufactured in 1995 and the newest was manufactured in 2012.

This fleet is capable of towing vehicles and equipment up to 22 tonnes in size and weight. Our specialised towing procedures and equipment will ensure reliable and safe transportation every time, and for any type of vehicle including cars, motorcycles, forklifts and heavyweight trade equipment.

Our secure towing depot and holding yard is located at 23 Caldwell Street in Garbutt and can safely store up to 100 vehicles in clean, locked holding sites. As a central suburb of Townsville, Garbutt allows for quick tows over a short distance, which means you’ll be able to keep more money in your pocket and you’ll be off the road sooner.

The Worst Roads in Townsville

As the population in Townsville continues to grow, the local roads are getting much busier. The following Townsville roads and areas are notorious for congestion and accidents, and high crash zones. TOW advises all drivers in the area to take special care when navigating these particular roads, to give their full attention and to always take notice of other drivers, cyclists and pedestrians sharing the roads.

The Bruce Highway between Townsville and Ingham has been named by RACQ’s Australian Road Assessment Program in the top 15 most dangerous sections of national highway in Queensland, and is very susceptible to flooding and risky driving behaviour. While the federal government has promised an additional $6.7 billion in funding over 10 years to improve the most dangerous parts of the Bruce Highway, we advise you to pay extra attention when driving on these roads until major upgrades, flood immunity measures, new overtaking lanes, rest areas and targeted safety improvements have been added.

Townsville Police have also listed the Flinders Highway, Ross River Road, Bayswater Road and Charles Street as more of the most crash-prone roads in the area. Many drivers tra vel these major roads at high speed and are often driving while tired, which leads to a lot of serious accidents that are usually the results of basic, thoughtless actions that could have easily been avoided such as improper overtaking, failing to give way, running red lights or speeding.

The Dalrymple Road and Banfield Drive intersection, and the University Road and Macarthur Drive intersection, are particularly congested during peak hours with a long cycle of traffic lights. This leads to a lot of drivers taking risks to avoid waiting in lines, and rear-enders which are especially common in heavy traffic. Congestion is often unavoidable in these areas, and we urge you to give yourself extra travel time when taking these routes so you don’t turn to risky driving behaviour.

Bowen Road between Stuart Drive and Ross River Road, and large parts of Woolcock Street, are also known for daily bumper-to-bumper traffic and backups. Townsville City Council together with the Department of Transport and Main Roads have committed to putting more than $250 million into road improvements in these areas over the next couple of years to improve the traffic flows, and you should take precautions when driving these roads until the improvements have been made to prevent accidents.

Townsville Road Improvements

Several upgrades and improvements are being made to problem areas around Townsville roads to help reduce congestion and limit accident risks. These projects include:

The final section of Townsville Ring Road between Shaw Road and Mount Low through the Bohle Plains is being constructed, with $160 million funding from the Australian Government and $40 million from the Queensland Government. This further construction will connect the Ring Road with the Bruce Highway north of the Mount Low Parkway intersection, to reduce congestion on local roads and improve the flow of freight traffic to and from the Port of Townsville.

It will include an 11.5km motorway crossing the Bohle Plains, 10km of dual carriageway highway, new grade separated interchanges, and a new connection to the Bruce Highway near the Mount Low Parkway. The finished project will extend all the way from the Douglas Arterial to Mount Low, providing commuters with an alternative route to bypass busy intersections such as the Bruce Highway-Shaw Road junction, and to better connect surrounding residential areas with the business districts. The new sections of road will also be unsusceptible to flooding, which has been a major issue in the past particularly during the recent Queensland floods.

Mount Louisa will see the realignment of traffic lanes at Dalrymple Road and Banfield Drive, and Vantassel Street and Stuart Drive will have their two lanes increased to four by May this year.

Our Townsville tow truck fleet

Tow.com.au operates a fleet of 10 tow trucks within km's of the centre of Townsville. The oldest tow truck in operation in and around Townsville was manufactured in 1995 and the newest was manufactured in 2012.

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

About Townsville

Townsville belongs to the Townsville City Council.

The council supports 184,526 residents, with a median age of 33.1

Towing Services

Throughout Townsville we offer the following towing services.

  • Car Towing
  • Accident Towing
  • Smash Towing
  • Breakdown Towing
  • Local Towing
  • Tow-away
  • Cheap Towing
  • Motorcycle Towing
  • Repo Towing
  • Breakdown Towing
  • Clearway Towing
  • Carpark Towing
  • Transport & Car Freight
  • Trade Towing
  • Vehicle Repossession
  • Emergency Towing

Townsville towing depots

Tow.com.au has 1 towing depots and holding yards close to Townsville.

These holding yards can securely store up to 100 vehicles.

- 23 Caldwell St Garbutt, QLD 4814

Recent tows in Townsville

  • Towed a CAR 1.8KM from Caldwell St, Garbutt QLD
  • Towed a CAR 9.3KM from River Blvd, Idalia QLD
  • Towed a CAR 5.7KM from Griffey St, Burdell QLD
  • Towed a CAR 3.2KM from State Route 9, Townsville City QLD
  • Towed a CAR 4.4KM from Hugh St, Garbutt QLD

Townsville Towing Statistics

Most towed cars in Townsville

Detail table for Brisbane region
Percent Make Model
39% Holden Commodore
24.5% FORD Falcon
8.2% Mitsubishi Magna
5.3% TOYOTA CAMRY
5% TOYOTA HILUX
3.9% MITSUBISHI LANCER
3.9% TOYOTA LANDCRUISER
3.5% NISSAN PATROL
3.5% Holden Astra
3.2% NISSAN PULSAR

Breakdown - days of tows in Townsville

Detail table for Brisbane region
Percent Day
17.5% Tuesday
17.3% Thursday
17.1% Friday
14.4% Wednesday
11.6% Monday
11.2% Saturday
10.8% Sunday

Breakdown - times of tows in Townsville

Detail table for Brisbane region
Percent Time
8% 10 AM
7.2% 11 AM
6.3% 04 PM
5.9% 03 PM
5.9% 12 PM
5.5% 05 PM
5.5% 09 PM
5.2% 02 PM
4.8% 10 PM
4.8% 01 PM
4.6% 08 PM
4.5% 07 PM
4.3% 09 AM
4.2% 06 PM
4.1% 02 AM
3.8% 12 AM
2.9% 03 AM
2.8% 11 PM
2.8% 01 AM
2% 08 AM
1.8% 04 AM
1.4% 05 AM
1.1% 07 AM
0.7% 06 AM