Abandoned vehicles

Under the Local Government Act 1989 (Vic) Council has a responsibility to impound unregistered and abandoned vehicles (including their contents) such as:  

  • cars 
  • trailers 
  • trucks  
  • tractors. 

A derelict or abandoned vehicle notice may be placed on any unregistered and registered vehicles that are: 

  • abandoned 
  • derelict and wrecked 
  • causing obstruction on a public road or reserve. 

A registered vehicle that has not moved for 2 months can be deemed by Council to have been abandoned.

If you have received a notice on your vehicle, you will need to remove the vehicle within 24 hours or 7 days (according to the notice) to avoid having it impounded.  

To report an abandoned vehicle in your community, please use the Snap Send Solve app. For more information, call us on 1300 322 322