Cassowary Coast Regional Council

Abandoned Vehicles Abandoned Vehicles

Reporting an abandoned vehicle:

If a report is made about an abandoned vehicle, a Council officer will investigate the complaint and will liaise with the police if required.
The officer will attempt to contact the owner to remove the vehicle.
In some circumstances, the Council officer will issue either a 48-hour notice or a 7 days notice to remove the vehicle or have the vehicle removed immediately.
A notice is placed on the vehicle in a visible location.
If the vehicle is not removed within the stipulated time periods, Council will impound it.

If you want to report an abandoned vehicle, you need to determine the following: 

Is the vehicle registered?
Is the vehicle a hazard?
Who is responsible?
Yes
No
Council
Yes
Yes
Police
No
Yes
Council/Police
Unregistered with plates
n/a
Council
Unregistered with no plates
n/a
Council

 

To report an abandoned vehicle please contact Customer Service on 1300 763 903.