Abandoned Vehicles

The Local Government Act 1989 empowers Council to impound without notice cars, trailers, trucks and tractors together with their contents.

Council may place a Derelict or Abandoned Vehicle Notice on any unregistered vehicles and registered vehicles that are considered to be:

  • Abandoned
  • Derelict and wrecked
  • Causing obstruction, such as illegally or dangerously left standing on a public road or reserve

This notice will advise the owner of the vehicle to remove the vehicle immediately,  within 24 hours or seven days,

Council has the power to remove and impound derelict and abandoned vehicles from some areas of private land. There are however several local businesses that will remove vehicle wrecks from private property at no charge to the property owner.

For further information contact Council, phone 1300 322 322.



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