How to tow safely

There’s a lot to consider when selecting equipment for towing, and in ensuring that your towing procedures are safe. RACQ is here to help.

In this section, you’ll find comprehensive information about towing – from the equipment you’re required to carry when towing, to choosing the right tow vehicle for your needs.
Please note that this information is intended as a general guide only.
Choosing a tow vehicle
There are a number of factors to take into consideration when choosing a tow vehicle
Rules about towing
Before you start thinking about buying a heavier trailer such as a caravan, or a vehicle to tow it, you must understand the rules and terminology, and how it applies.
Towing other cars
Queensland Road rules specify certain requirements for towing other cars
Towing equipment
Certain equipment is mandatory for towing any trailer. This includes obvious things like tow bars and trailer wiring connectors.
Trailer and tow vehicle specifications
All the information you need in choosing an appropriate vehicle/trailer combination, and where to find it.
Maintenance and repairs
It's important to ensure your trailer, horse float, caravan or camper is properly maintained

Things to note

The information in this article has been prepared for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal advice or specific advice to any particular person. Any advice contained in the document is general advice, not intended as legal advice or professional advice and does not take into account any person’s particular circumstances. Before acting on anything based on this advice you should consider its appropriateness to you, having regard to your objectives and needs.