Abandoned vehicles

Council receives numerous complaints regarding abandoned vehicles.

If, after investigating a complaint, Council reasonably believes the vehicle is abandoned (whether or not it is registered) we place a notice on the vehicle asking the owner to contact Council within 48 hours. If the vehicle poses danger or risk to the public, it may be towed immediately.

If no contact is made the vehicle will be towed and impounded and if not claimed offered for sale at auction.

You can report an abandoned vehicle online (choose Other Council Matters) or by ringing Council on 1300 69 22 47.

Collecting an impounded vehicle

To collect an impounded vehicle, the owner must provide proof of ownership (eg registration papers) and proof of identity (eg driver's licence or similar photo ID), and pay the costs* associated with removing and storing the vehicle.

Owners must make an appointment with Council's Pound Officer to arrange to pick up the vehicle.

If you are collecting an unregistered vehicle you must arrange a tow truck or similar at your on expense.

Council is not liable for any theft from, or damage to, a vehicle that has been impounded.

*You can request Council waive any associated fees by completing this form and returning it to Council. Please note Council will not consider waiving impound fees relating to:

  1. Unregistered vehicles parked within the local government controlled area, such as a road or footpath; or
  2. Vehicles being stripped of parts or having mechanical repairs carried out within the local government controlled area, such as a road or footpath.

Online abandoned vehicle auction

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Council's abandoned vehicle auctions are now being held online by Quaid Auctioneers.

Details of the next auction will be published here when the next date is known.

Online abandoned vehicle auction

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Council's abandoned vehicle auctions are being held online by Quaid Auctioneers.

The next auction is Wednesday 9 December.

YEARMAKEMODELREGO
2001HoldenVectra853WSY
2002SubaruForester431SOF
1997 NissanMicra973YLS
2003MitsubishiLancerCU07GD
2000FordExplorer324ZAF
1997ToyotaCamry037SVP
2004HoldenCommodore484SYR
1999BMW3181651WUR
2000Ford Falcon139WJF
2005FordTerritory1DLV995
2003HyundaiSonata459XTB
2004HondaOdyssey896ILM
1999HoldenAstra292SFW
2008Mazda2YGS16G
2007FordTerritory210RGK
2000FordLaser823YIL
2001NissanPulsar197XAF
2003AudiA6534IBB
2002NissanX-Trail851ZLN
 Boat and trailer MT570Q
2006MitsubishiLancer640JXU
2011CheryJ11800RSY
1998ToyotaCamry211YBJ
1998MitsubishiLancer926YIL
2001Boat and trailer EK3729
2000SubaruImpreza543ZGQ
2000ToyotaCamry463GED
2004FordFalcon083SHS
2002ToyotaCamry014JDV
2004HondaOdyseey896ILM

Viewing vehicles

You can view vehicles to be auctioned:

  • Online from Saturday 5 December
  • In person on 8 December, from 11am to 1pm, at the Council vehicle yard at 145-161 McCoombe Street, Bungalow

Collecting vehicles

Purchased vehicles can be collected from the vehicle yard on Thursday 10 and Friday 11 December, from 11am to 2pm. All payments are made to Quaid Auctioneers. Proof of purchase will be required at collection.

Attending the vehicle yard

Rules for visiting the vehicle yard for inspections or collections:

  • Covered footwear must be worn
  • Children under 12 not permitted
  • No smoking
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Last updated: 04 January 2021