Towed vehicles

Towed vehicles from clearways

We have the authority to tow vehicles away that are parked in clearway towaway zones in Bridge Road.

VicRoads is responsible for towing vehicles away that are parked in clearway towaway zones in Victoria Street, Johnston St, Hoddle St, Brunswick St (north of Alexandra Pde) and St Georges Rd.

Vehicles in a towaway zone are taken to:

Nationwide Towing
34 Cromwell St
Tel: 134 869

Hours of operation are:

7am - 9pm (Monday-Friday)
8am - 1pm (Saturday)

Collecting your vehicle from Nationwide Towing

Your vehicle can be collected within 7 days. Your vehicle will be returned to you if you have proof of identification (such as your driver licence) and once payment of the towing fee has been made.

If you have not collected your vehicle after 7 days, your vehicle will be treated as an abandoned or unregistered vehicle.


  • Impounding fee $435
  • Infringement notice $165

The impounding fee of $435 is payable directly to Nationwide Towing if your vehicle is collected within 24 hours.

If your vehicle is collected after 48 hours, additional storage fees will be charged. Please note that a 2.5% surcharge applies to credit card payments.

How to pay your fine

The fine amount of $165 is payable to Yarra City Council. See the instructions for paying for your infringement notice

For more information call Yarra City Council on 9205 5555 or email

Towing abandoned and unregistered vehicles

If you believe there is an abandoned vehicle in your street you need to call us on 9205 5555. Following your call we will come and inspect the vehicle.

In most circumstances, when vehicles are thought to be abandoned or unregistered, a warning notice is put on the vehicle prior to removing it. If there is a risk to public safety, the vehicle may be removed immediately.

Unregistered or abandoned vehicles not collected within 30 days may be disposed of by us.

All abandoned or unregistered vehicles are removed to:

Pick A Part (A.A. Recycling)
1904 Hume Highway
9357 0960

Pick A Part (A.A. Recycling) hours of operation are:
8am – 4.30pm (Monday to Friday)

Collecting your vehicle from Pick A Part (A.A. Recycling)

If your vehicle is taken to Pick A Part (A.A. Recycling), you will be required to pay a fee of $435 fee (including GST). Payments are accepted in cash or money order paid to Pick A Part (A A. Recycling).

You will need to provide proof of ownership of the vehicle.