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.

Impound Vehicles for Auction

Impounded Vehicle List

  • The vehicles listed in the table below (current as of 18 July 2024) will be offered for sale by public auction.
  • The auction will take place at council's Kenneth Street Depot, 2 Kenneth Street, Riverview on Wednesday, 16 October 2024 pursuant to Section 100 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995.
  • There are no public toilets available at the depot.
  • Enclosed footwear required.  No thongs or open shoes.  No children are allowed in the Council depot.
  • Only registered bidders can remain for the auction.
  • Viewing of the listed vehicles is permitted from 8.00am on the day of auction with auction to commence at approximately 10.00am.
  • Council reserves the right to withdraw any vehicle from an advertised auction without prior notice.
  • Owners wishing to reclaim vehicles prior to auction should refer to Release of Impounded Vehicles underneath the below table.
  • Any vehicle purchased at the auction needs to be removed by a specified date and time, or further release fees will apply.

Impounded Vehicles

Impounded Vehicles List
Current as of 18 July 2024

AV No.

Vehicle Description

Found Location

Reg. No.


Available for Auction

1032005 Blue Holden Adventra WagonYates Street, Rosewood532YPCIntactNo
1061997 Toyota Rav4 WagonBerry Street, Churchill186GR8IntactYes
108Blue BMW 325CI CoupleBarrams Road, South Ripley8A1T3DIntactYes
110White Homemade 4.6m Boat on a trailerEverglades Street, Springfield LakesRA820QPartially strippedYes
111Red Mazda Mazda3 SedanGriffiths Road, Redbank PlainsNo platesDamagedYes
1132001 Blue Ford Falcon UtilityCranes Road, North IpswichNo platesIntactYes
1142005 Red Mitsubishi 380 SedanTherese Circuit, Augustine Heights775SBYIntactYes
1152004 White Suzuki Liana SedanLavender Street, Springfield LakesZEZ589 (NSW)IntactYes
1161997 Red Toyota Starlet HatchbackMartin Street, WoodendNo platesIntactYes
1182000 White Toyota Corolla SedanSunnygold Street, Collingwood ParkNo platesIntactYes
1212007 White Nissan Tiida SedanCalm Crescent, Springfield Lakes692ZNKIntactYes
1221993 Purple Ford Falcon SedanDominque Way, Flinders ViewNo platesPartially strippedYes
1242010 Ford Focus SedanWest Street, WoodendNo platesIntactYes
1282000 Silver Holden Commodore SedanCornelius Drive, Augustine Heights736JI4Front end damageYes
1292008 Green Mazda 2 HatchbackWharf Street, Ipswich056FP3IntactYes
130Brown ACT Caravan TrailerMenzies Lane, Eastern HeightsBC7513IntactYes
1312012 Grey Ford Focus SedanAberdeen Circuit, Spring Mountain132EG4IntactYes
1322007 Grey Nissan X Trail WagonTurley Street, Ipswich632ZEXIntactYes
1332009 Brown Nissan Murano WagonTrevorrow Way, RipleyXGI020IntactYes
1341996 Blue Toyota Camry SedanPopran Chase, South Ripley242ILXIntactNo
135White 2021 Haval Jolion WagonBourke Street, Brassall543HM7IntactNo
136Blue 2009 Toyota Rav4 WagonViolet Avenue, Springfield LakesNo platesIntactYes
1372006 Red VW Golf HatchbackBr Ted Magee Drive, Collingwood ParkNo plateAccident damageYes
1382015 Grey Nissan Pathfinder WagonBurke Street, Redbank Plains956AH7IntactNo
1392008 Grey Hyundai i30 HatchbackBurrawang Street, Redbank Plains514YCHIntactNo
1402015 White Holden Colorado Dual CabFischer Road Flinders ViewNo platesAccident damageNo