Any suspected unregistered or abandoned vehicle parked on the side of a Council-controlled road or within Council land may be issued with a Notice under the Transportation Operations (Road Use Management) Act (1995).

The notice generally gives the vehicle’s owner 48 hours to move the vehicle. Where a vehicle is deemed to be in a hazardous location, Council may remove it immediately. If the vehicle is not moved, it will be impounded and subsequently offered for sale by auction unless claimed within a specified time frame.

To collect an impounded vehicle, the owner must provide sufficient proof of ownership and proof of identity, and pay all costs incurred in the removal and storage of the vehicle. Owners must make an appointment with Council’s Pound Officer to arrange release of the vehicle.