Report No. 39, 57th Parliament - Tow Truck Bill 2023

Committee’s report

The committee tabled its report on 1 September 2023.  The Bill was passed, without amendment, by the Queensland Parliament on 26 October 2023.

View:  Report No. 39, 57th Parliament - Tow Truck Bill 2023

Once the committee’s report has been tabled, the Government has three months to respond to the report’s recommendations. 

 About the Bill 

On 13 June 2023 the Minister for Transport and Main Roads and Minister for Digital Services introduced the Tow Truck Bill 2023 into the Queensland Parliament. The Bill was referred to the Transport and Resources Committee for detailed consideration.   

View: Explanatory speech (pages 1774-1776)
View: Bill 
View: Explanatory Notes 
View: Statement of compatibility 

The policy objectives of the Tow Truck Bill 2023 (the Bill) are to: 

  • maintain the framework previously provided by the Tow Truck Act 1973 (the 1973 Act) for the towing, in regulated areas of Queensland, of motor vehicles damaged in incidents, seized by police from off-street regulated parking areas or towed from private property in certain circumstances;
  • maintain the requirement for persons who conduct a tow truck business or are involved in operating tow trucks in regulated areas to hold an accreditation (currently known as a 'licence' or 'certificate');
  • maintain the requirement for persons who hold an accreditation to comply with duties, obligations, standards of conduct and other requirements;
  • modernise the existing legislation by introducing a new structure and terminology that improves consistency across accreditations administered by the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR);
  • enhance the accreditation process, including accreditation eligibility requirements;
  • ensure penalties and offences are targeted and appropriate; and
  • modernise enforcement powers to ensure authorised officers have suitable compliance powers.

Further information

Further information including written briefings, correspondence, response to submissions, transcripts and answers to questions taken on notice will be published under the Related Publications tab as they become available.


Submissions closed:Friday, 7 July 2023
Public briefing:Tuesday, 11 July 2023 - Program - Broadcast - transcript
Public hearing(s):Friday, 21 July 2023 - Program - Part 1 and Part 2 Broadcast - Transcript
Report tabled:Friday, 1 September 2023


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