Published On: April 9th, 20240 Comments
cost to tow a car

If you need to have your car towed, you might be wondering how much it will cost you.

Average Towing Cost To Tow A Car In Melbourne

While each situation is different and tow truck prices can vary, you can expect the general base price of the tow truck’s initial hook-up fee to be around $265 in Melbourne. 

You will find that car towing rates include a flat fee for tows that are within an 8 km distance but anything beyond that will incur an additional per-kilometre fee of around $4.20.

These costs are only an average and are based on the regulated tow truck fees set by Vic Roads in the Melbourne-controlled area which includes the metropolitan area as well as the Mornington Peninsula. 

But, there are a number of factors that will be considered when quoting how much it will cost to tow your car in Melbourne.

What Are The Factors That Affect The Towing Price?

The following factors will impact the cost to tow a car in Melbourne:

1. Distance

The distance is measured both in how far the truck needs to travel from the depot to your location as well as how far your car needs to be towed to its final destination. This will be charged on a per-kilometre rate.

2. Public Holiday Surcharges

You might be charged an additional surcharge if you need a tow on a public holiday or during the weekend on top of the general tow truck cost. This could set you back an additional $75

3. Ease Of Access

If your car is in a difficult spot, like an underground car park, it will require a specialist tow vehicle and this may incur an additional fee on top of the regular car towing price.

4. The Size Of Your Car

A small car will generally be cheaper to tow than a large 4WD due to the curb weight of the vehicle.

5. After Hours Surcharge

Although we offer a 24-hour towing service, if you require a tow outside of normal business hours, you may be charged an additional fee of around $90.50.

6. Storage

If your car needs to be stored in our facility until your choice of repairer is open and ready to accept your vehicle, you will incur a daily storage fee which will depend on whether your car is stored under cover or just in our locked yard.

Why Choose Gardenstate Towing for your towing services?

  • Our towing service is available 24/7, 365 days a year
  • Our customer service is outstanding and we’re always here to answer your calls
  • The tow truck drivers we employ are highly trained professionals
  • All of our trucks have GPS trackers

To arrange a tow any time of the day or night, feel free to call us on (03) 9429 1234.

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Matthew Topsom
Matthew Topsom
22:10 10 Apr 24
Fair unpriced.
Prue L
Prue L
23:46 02 Apr 24
Fast response, friendly driver.
Paul Nguyen
Paul Nguyen
02:46 04 Mar 24
Very happy with the prompt service and transparent price. Highly recommend
Alister Webb
Alister Webb
02:35 03 Feb 24
I got towing organised via an insurance company. Tow came to Montmorency on time and got the car pulled up safely and efficiently to the mechanic. Five stars for the driver.
My TA
My TA
14:04 09 Jan 24
Jesse DC
Jesse DC
08:07 12 Dec 23
legends! service when you need it. Thank you
Ponty
Ponty
13:38 05 Nov 23
100% Professional and reliable. Ahmed was absolutely a pleasure to deal with. Very helpful in finding the perfect solution to a tricky situation. Highly recommend.
Oz Louis
Oz Louis
10:38 13 Oct 23
Very helpful quick and affordable
Harry Simson
Harry Simson
03:12 02 Oct 23
We needed to tow our Porsche 997.2 Carrera from the depths of our apartment carpark to Porsche Centre Melbourne. GT used a low rise unit operated by Tom to enter the carpark and collect our cherished vehicle. Tom's executed the tow with great skill and performed a flawless job. I would not hesitate to use GT and Tom for this task again - hopefully will never need to!
Kellie Whittaker
Kellie Whittaker
00:23 04 Sep 23
Our car was stuck in one of the steepest and angled driveways that barely had room for one car. Tom was amazing and really took the time to technically work it out and incredibly got the car out unscathed! Very impressed and grateful for the help we were given today, would highly recommend Tom, he’s a legend!
Charlie Zhang
Charlie Zhang
05:34 31 Jul 23
evan harrison
evan harrison
11:25 08 Jun 23
10/10
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Ariyan Shen
13:53 03 Jun 23
Professional and hassle free.
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