The Essential Services Commission provides advice to the Minister for Roads on accident towing, storage and salvage fees in the Melbourne controlled area.
We have released a draft report on our review of fees for accident towing, storage and salvage services , which follows from our consultation paper in April 2018.
Submissions on our draft report closed on 26 September 2018. We are now preparing a final report to provide the minister in December 2018.
Read the draft report
Our draft recommendations include an increase in vehicle storage fees to $25 per day
Our draft recommendations, if implemented, would result in:
- no changes to regulated accident towing fees
- increases in each of the regulated daily storage fees
- no change to how fees are annually adjusted
- no additions to the services that are regulated.
The current 2018-19 regulated fees will continue to apply until the minister makes a new fee determination, which may occur in response to our final recommendations.
|Fee description||2018-19 actual
($ incl. GST)
($ incl. GST)
|Accident towing fees|
|Base fee (incl. first 8km)||221.40||221.40|
|Distance fee (after 8km)||3.50||3.50|
|After hours surcharge||75.60||75.60|
|Storage fees (per day)|
|Car - under cover||17.00||25.00|
|Car - in locked yard||11.50||16.90|
|Motorcycle - under cover||5.60||8.25|
|Motorcycle - in locked yard||3.60||5.30|
For more information on our review, visit the accident towing and storage fees review 2018 page on our website.