Tow.com.au provides 24/7 towing services in Melbourne, VIC.
TOW is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year for when you find yourself by the side of the road after a breakdown or car accident. We provide fast and reliable towing Melbourne wide, to get your vehicle off the road and to a safe location as quickly as possible. We have a large fleet of tow trucks and towing depots all around the city and surrounding suburbs, to ensurewe can always be with you within an hour of your call! And if you’re in a metro area, we can be with you in 30 minutes or less.
We operate all around Melbourne, from New Gisborne to Frankston South and all suburbs in between. Our tow truck drivers and sub-contractors have the local knowledge and experience to get you and your vehicle safely off the road and to the destination of your choice, no matter what the distance. TOW is your first point of call for affordable towing Melbourne services, whenever and wherever you need us!
Melbourne is the second most populated city in Australia, currently home to more than 4,400,000 residents as well as an annual influx of local and international tourists. Ranked as the world’s most livable city since 2011, Melbourne’s population is just going to keep growing which has an unavoidable flow-on effect on the roads around the city, causing more congestion and an increasing number of car accidents and accident hotspots. That’s why we are available round the clock to come to your rescue in the event of a roadside emergency.
Our 24 hour call centre is available to send a tow truck to wherever you are in Melbourne, at any time of the day or night.
Melbourne Towing Services
Our reliable and efficient towing services also include a wide range of commercial and trade transport towing options. Our services include:
Car and Motorcycle Breakdown Towing for any sized vehicle. We will get it off the road quickly and safely after a breakdown, and to your mechanic’s workshop or another location of your choice. If you don’t have a location in mind, we can take it to one of our nearby holding yards where it will be safely stored until you pick it up.
Machinery and Forklift Towing between worksites, to keep you on schedule. We can transport all types of heavy and fragile machinery with our specially designed towing equipment.
Accident and Smash Towing to get you and your vehicle safely off the road as fast as possible after an accident. All our tow truck drivers are properly trained in the correct processes for removing a vehicle from an accident site, including preparing the vehicle for towing as well as cleaning up the site afterwards to prevent further hazards to other road users.
Container Towing between worksites and other locations. We can tow any sized container as well as sheds, portable utilities and other towable buildings.
Carpark Towing from any type of carpark including undercover and restricted access carparks.
Abandoned Vehicle Towing for the quick removal of hazards by the roadside and in public places. In the Melbourne area, you can report an abandoned vehicle online to have it removed by the council.
Transport and Car Freight for single or multiple vehicles when you aren’t able to move them yourself. We can transport vehicles between all residential and commercial locations, for any purpose.
Trade Towing for all types and sizes of trade equipment and heavy machinery between worksites and other locations.
Car and Motorcycle Transport between all residential and commercial locations, available round the clock.
In addition to our standard towing Melbourne services, we can also provide:
Vehicle Repossession Towing
Police Impoundment Towing
Vehicle Immobilisation Towing
Our Fleet and Depots in Melbourne
For all your towing Melbourne wide, we operate a large fleet of 32 regularly serviced and maintained tow trucks in and around the city. They are all capable of towing vehicles and equipment up to 22 tonnes in size.
We have 16 towing depots and holding yards conveniently located around Melbourne, so you can always access one easily. If you don’t have a location in mind to tow your vehicle, we can take it to our holding yard nearest to you. They can securely store up to 401 vehicles in clean, locked holding sites until you are ready to pick it up. These holding yards are located at:
- Port Melbourne
- Airport West
- Laverton North
- Mill Park
- Meadow Heights
- Croydon Hills
The Worst Roads in Melbourne
There are a number of local roads around Melbourne which are notoriously known for their heavy congestion and high number of car accidents. TOW strongly advises all drivers to pay special attention when travelling these routes, and give yourself extra travel time if necessary so you aren’t tempted to take risks on the road. Adhere to all the speed limits and be considerate of other drivers sharing the road with you.
The top 10 most heavily congested roads in and around Melbourne according to the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV) and the Melbourne community are:
- Chandler Highway between Heidelberg Road, Alphington and Princess Street, in Kew – general congestion and a narrow bridge.
- Point Cook Road and Princes Freeway to Dunnings Road, in Altona Meadows/Seabrook – general congestion, not enough lanes and poor alternative routes.
- High Street, Spring Street and Cheddar Road in Reservoir – general congestion, long delays at the railway crossing and poorly coordinated traffic lights.
- Thompsons Road/Western Port Highway in Skye – general congestion and not enough interchanges.
- Burke Road between Monash Freeway and Malvern Road in Glen Iris – general congestion and long delays at the railway crossing.
- Lower Heidelberg Road, Banksia Street, Burgundy Street and Jika Street in Heidelberg – general congestion.
- Kings Road and Taylors Road in Delahey – general congestion and long delays at the roundabout.
- Gap Road and Horne Road in Sunbury – general congestion, long delays at the railway crossing and at the roundabout.
- Toorak Road between Milton Parade and Auburn Road in Kooyong – general congestion, poor lane arrangements and level crossing.
- Murrumbeena Road and Neerim Road in Murrumbeena – general congestion, poorly coordinated traffic lights and difficult turns.
Other heavily congested hotspots include Victoria Street, east of Hoddle Street; Nicholson Street, north of Alexandra Parade; Alexandra Parade, east of Nicholson Street; Flemington Road ; St Kilda Road, south of the Yarra River; and Barkly Street in St Kilda.
The top 5 worst accident hotspots in Melbourne according to national car insurer AAMI are:
- Springvale Road in Glen Waverley
- Plenty Road in Bundoora
- Springvale Road in Springvale
- Bell Street in Preston
- Doncaster Road in Doncaster
These stretches of road are known for heavy traffic, which leads to many drivers taking risks, running red lights or not paying proper attention to the road. Other common crash spots include the intersection of Princes Highway, Police Road and Springvale Road in Springvale ; Sayers Road and Tarneit Road in Hoppers Crossing; Hallam Road and Ormond Road in Lynbrook;Cranbourne-Frankston Road and Union Road in Langwarrin; Ballarat Road and Anderson Road in Sunshine;Victoria Street and Peel Street in Parkville; and Maroondah Highway and Mount Dandenong Road in Ringwood.
While many of these known accident hotspots are in the process of receiving upgrades to the road conditions to help make them safer for drivers and less congested, we highly recommend that you continue to take extra care when travelling these routes while the improvements are being made.
Frequently Asked Questions
What will the tow truck look like? We have a large fleet of tow trucks through a network of sub-contractors, which all vary in their appearance. Some will have Tow.com.au branding and stickers on them, and some will not. Our tow truck drivers will always make themselves known to you when they arrive at your location.
Can I cancel a tow after I have booked it? Yes, you can cancel your tow at any time up until we have dispatched the tow truck. However once a truck has been dispatched, the towing job cannot be cancelled.
I am broken down but I’m not sure where I am. You can use our state-of-the-art GPS tracking feature ‘Where Am I’, which will give you your exact current location and address which you can then use to book your tow truck. Please note, you need a smartphone to use this feature as it uses your phone’s internal GPS.
Have a look at our FAQ’s for more information about our towing Melbourne services and nation-wide towing. If you have a question that hasn’t been answered, contact our 24 hour call centre or send us a message.
Our Melbourne tow truck fleet
Tow.com.au operates a fleet of 14 tow trucks within km's of the centre of Melbourne. The oldest tow truck in operation in and around Melbourne was manufactured in 0 and the newest was manufactured in 2013.
This fleet is capable of towing vehicles and equipment up to 22 tonne in size.
Melbourne belongs to the Melbourne City Council.
Throughout Melbourne 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
Melbourne towing depots
Tow.com.au has a number of towing depots and holding yards close to Melbourne.
These holding yards can securely store up towed vehicles, or we can tow vehicles directly to a chosen repairer.Coburg North, 3058 Altona North, 3025
Recent tows in or near Melbourne
- Towed a CAR 11.6KM from Balcombe Rd, Mentone VIC
- Towed a CAR 12.5KM from Sunshine Ave, Saint Albans VIC
- Towed a CAR 21KM from Launching Way, Carrum VIC
- Towed a CAR 3.9KM from High St, Epping VIC
- Towed a CAR 17.6KM from Maroondah Hwy, Croydon VIC
Most towed cars in Melbourne
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