Abandoned Vehicles

What to do if you suspect a vehicle has been abandoned.

It is an offence under the Impounding Act 1993 to abandon a motor vehicle in a public place and penalties exceeding $550 may be issued.

A Council Officer will attend to the abandoned vehicle and commence an investigation into the ownership of the vehicle. Due to legislative requirements this may take between seven to fourteen days for the vehicle to be removed.

In accordance with section 16 of the Impounding Act 1993 a vehicle may be impounded by an authorised officer and may be destroyed if its value is less than $500. A Council Officer will attend to the abandoned vehicle and commence an investigation into the ownership of the vehicle. Due to legislative requirements this may take between seven to fourteen days for the vehicle to be removed.

If you wish to report a vehicle that been abandoned please include the location, make, model and colour of the vehicle and any number plate.

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