We are reviewing accident towing, storage and salvage fees in Melbourne.
Accident towing and storage fees review 2018
Consultation paper5 April 2018
Submissions close3 May 2018
Draft report29 August 2018
Submissions close26 September 2018
Final reportDecember 2018
We have released our draft recommendations on accident towing, storage and salvage fees in Melbourne. This is the second stage of our periodic review of fees, following the consultation paper we released in April 2018.
We provide advice to the Minister for Roads on the accident towing, storage and salvage fees in Melbourne. The minister has previously determined regulated accident towing and storage fees in Melbourne and may determine new fees in response to our final recommendations. The minister also has the power to determine a regulated fee for basic salvage services. Read more about how we review accident towing and storage charges.
Feedback on our draft report has closed
We sought input on our draft recommendations from all interested parties. Following this consultation period, we will produce final recommendations on accident towing, storage and salvage fees for the minister.
Submissions on the draft report closed on 26 September 2018.
Our draft recommendations
We propose increasing vehicle storage fees to $25 per day
We propose that regulated 'under cover' vehicle storage fees be increased to $25.00 per day. This is based on our benchmarking analysis that suggested that fees were too low.
Our draft report recommends that all other regulated storage fees ('under cover' and 'locked yard' storage for vehicles and motorcycles) should be increased by the same proportion.
This would result in an increase of around $2.00 per day on average for motorcycle storage and $7.00 per day on average for vehicle storage.
We're not proposing any other changes at this stage
We propose no other changes to accident towing, storage or salvage at this stage because:
- The current regulated accident towing fees appear appropriate.
- The productivity adjustment factor should be maintained at 0.5 per cent.
- No new regulated fees (such as a basic salvage fee) should be introduced.
Our draft recommendations may lead to some changes in regulated fees
The current 2018-19 regulated fees will continue to apply until the minister makes a new fee determination, which may occur in response to our final recommendations. In summary, our draft recommendations, if implemented, would result in:
- no changes to regulated accident towing fees
- increases in each of the regulated daily storage fees
- no change to how fees are annually adjusted
- no additions to the services that are regulated.
|Fee description||2018-19 actual
($ incl. GST)
($ incl. GST)
|Accident towing fees|
|Base fee (incl. first 8km)||221.40||221.40|
|Distance fee (after 8 km)||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|
Contact us and we can help answer your questions about this project.