Council regulates abandoned and hazardous vehicles parked on public road reserve.  If a vehicle is considered to be abandoned or hazardous Council will take steps to remove the vehicle from the road reserve including impounding the vehicle if the owner fails to move it.

When is a vehicle considered to be abandoned or hazardous?

Hazardous – A hazardous vehicle is a vehicle (registered or unregistered) that has been left on a road or footpath in a way that presents a significant danger or risk.

Note: A lawfully parked vehicle cannot be considered to be hazardous.

Abandoned – An abandoned vehicle includes an unregistered vehicle parked on a road or footpath.

What if I have an issue with an abandoned vehicle on private property (shopping centre/business car park etc.)?

Council does not regulate abandoned vehicles on private property.  It is the responsibility of the property owner to liaise with the Queensland Police Service in relation to these matters.

What if a car/trailer has been parked on the road outside my house and I don’t know who owns it?

If the vehicle is currently registered and lawfully parked no action will be taken by Council to move/remove a vehicle in this scenario.

For information on how to report an abandoned or hazardous vehicle to council select Report an Issue. Being able to provide the description of the vehicle including a registration if available will assist council in investigating the concern.

If you believe your vehicle has been impounded by council and you wish to reclaim it, you should contact council on 07 3810 6666 immediately to make the relevant arrangements.  There are fees payable to council prior to recovering your vehicle.

Impounded Vehicles

Impounded Vehicles List
Current as of 24 May 2024

AV No.

Vehicle Description

Found Location

Reg. No.


Available for Auction

1032005 Blue Holden Adventra WagonYates Street, Rosewood532YPCIntactNo
1061997 Toyota Rav4 WagonBerry Street, Churchill186GR8IntactNo
1072011 Kia Carnival WagonThornton Street, Raceview729FV9IntactNo
108Blue BMW 325CI CoupleBarrams Road, South Ripley8A1T3DIntactNo
110White Homemade 4.6m Boat on a trailerEverglades Street, Springfield LakesRA820QPartially strippedNo
111Red Mazda Mazda3 SedanGriffiths Road, Redbank PlainsNo platesDamagedNo
1132001 Blue Ford Falcon UtilityCranes Road, North IpswichNo platesIntactNo
1142005 Red Mitsubishi 380 SedanTherese Circuit, Augustine Heights775SBYIntactNo
1152004 White Suzuki Liana SedanLavender Street, Springfield LakesZEZ589 (NSW)IntactNo
1161997 Red Toyota Starlet HatchbackMartin Street, WoodendNo platesIntactNo
1182000 White Toyota Corolla SedanSunnygold Street, Collingwood ParkNo platesIntactNo
1191997 Green Mitsubishi Delica WagonAquilla Rise, South RipleyDBE75IntactNo
1202000 Red Subaru Forester WagonBanksia Way, Springfield663IMAIntactNo
1212007 White Nissan Tiida SedanCalm Crescent, Springfield Lakes692ZNKIntactNo
1221993 Purple Ford Falcon SedanDominque Way, Flinders ViewNo platesPartially strippedNo