Abandoned Vehicles

The Council can help determine whether a vehicle is abandoned and will try to contact the owner of the vehicle.

What is an abandoned vehicle

An unidentified vehicle that has been parked on a public road or public place for more than 24 hours may be considered an abandoned vehicle. The Council is able to assist in determining whether a vehicle is deemed to be abandoned and will endeavour to contact the owner of the vehicle.


Report an abandoned vehicle

Contact the Council's Customer Service Team to make a report. Please provide as much detail about the vehicle as possible (eg. type of vehicle, colour, registration number, location).

If the owner of an abandoned vehicle is unable to be identified or contacted, the Council has authority under Section 237(4) of the Local Government Act 1999, to impound or dispose of the vehicle.