Recovery & Salvage

For all your Vehicle Recovery & Salvage!

There’s never a good time for your vehicle to break down or for you to have an accident. No one ever wants it to happen, but nevertheless, it’s something you should prepare for. If the worst does then occur, you’ll have everything in place to ensure that you receive the right help at the right time.


At Barnes Auto Co, we provide professional salvage services in Brisbane and the surrounding regions, offering reliable roadside rescue for an affordable price. 

Working throughout South East Queensland & Northern New South Wales

Our fleet of Heavy recovery trucks service from Carseldine to Carindale, Burpengary to Bardon, Goodna to Greenslopes and Brendale to Browns Plains.

24 Hour Services

Working 24/7, our efficient and friendly team will make the whole process as stress-free as possible, looking after you and your vehicle and delivering a high quality of service.

Damage Free Transport

Offering damage-free towing anywhere and at any time, with Barnes Auto Co, you can always expect the very best from our team.

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Expert Vehicle Salvage and Recovery Services

Recovering any vehicle or machine from any situation

When your vehicle has become stuck, bogged, sunk, or has rolled over, Barnes Auto Co can help. Nothing is too big for our vehicle recovery team; we’ll happily take on buses, excavators, dump trucks, pozitracks, dozers, tractors, trailers, Bobcats and even cranes, both on-road and off-road. As the largest and oldest dedicated vehicle salvage and heavy vehicle tow truck company in Australia, we know what we are doing. It’s never fun to need a vehicle recovery service, but if the worst does happen then Barnes Auto Co will get you out of the sticky situation as soon as possible.

Vehicle salvage whenever you need it

At Barnes Auto Co we understand that breakdowns and accidents rarely happen during a 9-5 weekday. Our despatch team works 24/7 in our South Brisbane office to make sure our tow truck service is with you as quickly as possible. Our large fleet includes heavy tow trucks that can transport anywhere from a 4.5 tonne medium goods vehicle up to 150 tonne B-doubles and road trains. A stuck vehicle is already a difficult situation, so when you call Barnes Auto Co you know there won’t be any additional stress. We look after you and your vehicle regardless of how much it weighs and how stuck it is.

Heavy vehicle recovery in Queensland and New South Wales

Barnes Auto Co is primarily based in South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales. Our largest depots are in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, where we can generally get to you within the hour, but we also have vehicles ready to roll as far out as Toowoomba. This means you always have a tow truck company near you with Barnes Auto Co. If you need to recover a vehicle and bring it back to Queensland from out of state then get in touch with us. We offer a vehicle recovery or long-haul towing solution from anywhere in Australia by special request.

Salvage and recovery for over 100 years

Barnes Auto Co was founded in 1900, and has proudly served as Australia’s most established and trusted tow truck company since then. We are a Truck Safe accredited business, so whether you’re stuck in Coopers Plains, Virginia, Brisbane or Toowoomba, you can count on us to provide vehicle salvage and recovery quickly and efficiently. Give us a call the moment you get bogged or stuck and we’ll be there to get you out safely.

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