Talar neck and body fractures are uncommon injuries that are challenging to manage with high reported complication rates, including post-traumatic arthritis, avascular necrosis, and poor functional outcomes. The aim of this study was to assess the complication rates for patients with talus fractures across three major trauma centres (MTCs) in England. A retrospective analysis was performed of prospectively collected trauma databases. Data were collected from three English MTCs. Patients with talar neck and/or body fractures sustained between August 2015 and August 2019 were identified and their clinical course reviewed radiologically and clinically. Isolated process fractures, osteochondral defects and paediatric patients were excluded. Patients were analysed by fracture type and for definitive treatment method with separation into non-operative and operative management groups. Procedure type was identified in the operative group. Superficial infection, deep infection, non-union, avascular necrosis, post-traumatic arthritis and removal of metalwork rates were analysed. Eighty-five patients with talar neck and/or body fractures were included. Seventy-five patients received operative management, 10 non-operative. The overall AVN rate was 5.9% (five patients), overall post-traumatic arthritis rate was 18.8% (16 patients), deep infection rate 1.2% (one patient), non-union rate 4.7% (four patients). Removal of metalwork rate was 9.4% (eight patients). Our reported outcomes and complication rates are generally lower than those previously described. This may be a result of improved techniques, a higher frequency of open reduction with direct visualisation or by surgery occurring in centralised specialist centres. © 2021. The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer-Verlag France SAS, part of Springer Nature.