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Vehicle Legalities and Auctions

There are rules and regulations concerning abandoned or hazardous vehicles, the private sale of vehicles on the roadside and vehicles that have been impounded and subsequently put up for auction.

Abandoned or Hazardous Vehicles

An abandoned vehicle includes an unregistered vehicle parked on a local government controlled area (footpath) or road, or a hazardous vehicle (currently registered or unregistered) that has been left on a road or footpath in a way that creates a risk.

If it has been established that a vehicle is abandoned or hazardous, Ipswich City Council will take steps to remove the vehicle from the road by towing.  It is an offence and a contravention of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995 to park an unregistered vehicle on the road or footpath.

Abandoned and Hazardous Vehicles Factsheet (PDF, 431.3 KB)

Roadside Vehicle Sales

Selling vehicles in public places is considered a nuisance under Council’s Local Law No. 8 (Nuisances and Community  Health and Safety).  Public places include road reserves, roadways,  footpaths and other public land.

Vehicle Roadside Sales Factsheet (PDF, 343.8 KB)

Impounded Vehicles

The following vehicles will be offered for sale by public auction at Council's Kenneth Street Depot, 2 Kenneth Street, Riverview from 10.00 am, 13 February 2019 pursuant to Section 100 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995. Should the owners wish to reclaim these vehicles prior to the auction, please contact Council on (07) 3810 6666. List current as of 2 January 2019

Viewing of vehicles permitted from 8.00 am – 10.00 am, 13 February 2019.

Any vehicle purchased at the auction needs to be removed prior to 2.00 pm, 15 February 2019 or further release fees will apply. Purchases must make arrangements to legally tow or transport vehicles from Council’s depot.

  • There will NOT be any forklift available for the movement of any vehicles. Please make alternative arrangements.
  • Vehicles are sold in current condition, unregistered and a PPSR search is provided.
  • Enclosed footwear is compulsory.
  • Children must be supervised by an adult.
  • Animals, smoking and alcohol are not permitted in depot grounds.

Council reserves the right to withdraw any vehicle from an advertised auction without prior notice.

AV Number

Vehicle Description

Impound Location From

Registration No.



Green Ford Falcon sedan

Devon Drive, Bellbird Park

No Plates



Black Audi


No Plates



White Mazda sedan

Jason Court, Redbank Plains

No Plates



Red Hyundai sedan

Fiona Street, Bellbird Park

No Plates



Silver Mitsubishi sedan

Sinclair Street, Newtown




White Honda Accord

Louise Court, Silkstone




White Ford Ranger ute

Sherwood Crescent, Bellbird Park


Returned to owner 13/8/18


Red, Golf hatchback

Madden Street, Eastern Heights

No Plates



White Ford Falcon

Redbank Plains Road, Redbank Plains




White Mitsubishi Triton ute

Canungra Street, South Ripley

No Plates



White Nissan X Trail

Christine Crescent, Redbank Plains




Black Daihatsu Siron

Walter Williams Crescent, Redbank Plains




Box trailer

Fernbrook Boulevard, Redbank Plains



Black Subaru Impreza

Fantail Crescent, Redbank Plains




Black X Trail

Moonlight Drive, Brassall




Purple Ford ute

Balonne Street, Brassall




Cream Holden Commodore sedan

Ford Street, Raceview

No Plates



White Hyundai Tiburon

Spotted Gum Crescent, Flinders View

No Plates



Gold Kia van

Pleasant Drive, Redbank Plains




White Nissan sedan

Arnham Street, Gailes

No Plates



Gold Mazda sedan

Sophie Street, Raceview

No Plates



Holden Commodore

Willow Road, Redbank Plains

No Plates

Burnt out


Grey Mazda station wagon

Gallion Way, Goodna

No Plates



Gold Mazda sedan

Zamma Street, Augustine Heights




Green Holden Commodore sedan

Shaun Street, Redbank Plains

No Plates



Black Holden Barina

Greentrees Terrace, Springfield Lakes

No Plates



Grey Holden Commodore

Arnold Street, Wulkuraka

No Plates



Blue Hyundai hatch

Peacock Drive, Bundamba


Returned to owner 20/11/2018


White Mitsubishi Magna

Oleander Court, Springfield

VIC: STI-170



Holden Commodore (shell)

Lawrence Street, North IpswichNo PlatesShell only


Gold Ford Falcon

Samford Road, Leichhardt

No Plates



Purple Ford Falcon sedan

Swan Street, Brassall

No Plates



Black Chery wagon

Iris Street, Gailes


585Silver Hyundai station wagonFrederick Circuit, Augustine Heights  
586Silver HyundaiFitzpatrick Circuit, Augustine Heights 10/10/2018 Returned to owner
587Silver VolvoTranquility Circle, Brassall Stolen vehicle, returned to owner 10/10/2018
588Nissan PulsarCollingwood Drive, Collingwood Park Burnt out
589White Toyota HiaceSandpiper Circuit, Leichhardt Returned to owner 19/12/2018
590Black WRX SubaruThe Coro, Redbank Plains433-TWNReturned to owner 20/11/2018
591Blue Holden AstraRobin Street, Coalfalls859-XWC 
592White Ford FalconEarl Street, Dinmore  
593CaravanOmar Street, West Ipswich  
595White Proton hatchbackSchool Road, Redbank Plains037-XWW 
596Silver Subaru sedanSpringfield Central Boulevard, Springfield Lakes984-TSA 
598Blue ProtonWoodend Road, Woodend  
599Silver Holden CommodoreGinn Street, Ipswich278-WON16/11/2018. Returned to owner
600Mitsubishi Lancer coupeEden Station Drive, Springfield 16/11/2018 Returned to owner
602Nissan uteJalrock Place, Carole Park Burnt out
603Cream Ford FalconHayne Street, Woodend  
604Blue Suzuki Grand Vitara station wagonMaller Way, Redbank Plains Burnt out
605White Nissan ElgrandFisher Street, Collingwood Park  
606Black BMW 320iSerene Crescent, Springfield Lakes747-TED 
607White Mitsubishi hatchAugustine Parkway, Augustine Heights  
608White Toyota sedanWestall Place, Redbank PlainsCN94CF 
609White Holden uteBarker Street, Goodna  
610Black Holden TerritoryLamington Drive, Redbank Plains058-SZB 
611Blue Holden CommodoreJacaranda Drive, Yamanto  
612Silver/Green Mitsubishi LancerNapier Circuit, Silkstone  
613Holden CommodoreSpire Lane Springfield lakes  
614Grey Chrysler CruiserKatandra Crescent, Bellbird Park  
615White ford hatchMary Street, Bundamba507-TVY 
616Black Dodge hatchCoutts Street, Goodna  

Release of Impounded Vehicles

Impounded vehicles are held at an Ipswich City Council holding yard at Riverview. A vehicle may be claimed by the owner within one (1) month from the date of being impounded, subject to:

  • Completion of an Impounded Vehicle Release form
  • Payment of the prescribed release fee - refer to fees and charges
  • Provision of proof of ownership of vehicle (registration details, purchase receipt) and proof of identity (driver licence)

A person acting on behalf of the owner must satisfy Council of their right to possession and authority to act on behalf of the owner.

If a successful claim is not made for the return of a vehicle within one (1) month of the date of impounding, then ownership of the vehicle (and anything in, on or attached to the vehicle) rests with  the local government and the local government may dispose of the vehicle in accordance with section 40 of Ipswich City Council’s Local Law No.1 (Administration) 2013.

All inquiries for the return of impounded vehicles should be made to Ipswich City Council on (07) 3810 6666.