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

Vehicle Roadside Sales Factsheet (PDF, 343.8 KB)

Impounded Vehicles

  • The vehicles listed in the table below (current as of 13 July 2020) will be offered for sale by public auction.
  • The auction will take place at council's Kenneth Street Depot, 2 Kenneth Street, Riverview from TBC pursuant to Section 100 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995.
  • Viewing of the listed vehicles is permitted on TBC.
  • 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 TBC , or further release fees will apply.
Impounded Vehicles List
Current as of 13 July 2020

AV No.

Vehicle Description

Found Location

Reg. No.


697Green Mitsubishi coupeDe Gaffe Place, Redbank Plains101-XLKIntact
723Silver Hyundai GetzTetta Street, Augustine Heights677-TJHIntact
734White Holden UteOsprey Street, Redbank PlainsUnknownIntact
735Toyota CorollaCollingwood Drive, Collingwood Park866-ZFPIntact
736Ford laserFairbank Place, SwanbankUnknownBurnt out
737White Ford FalconNoble Place, Goodna177YTSIntact
738SedanSpowers Road, Sth RipleyUnknownBurnt out
739Blue Mitsubishi Magna SedanIpswich Boonah Road, Peak Crossing952XBRAccident Damage
740Black Box TrailerGibbs Street, RiverviewCF3819Intact
741Black Holden Captiva WagonHenty Drive, Redbank Plains826SKMIntact
742 Silver Nissan Pathfinder WagonSpringfield Greenbank Arterial, Springfield 742YLU Intact
743Green Subaru Forester WagonBraggan Street, Gailes Intact
744Blue Daihatsu Sirion HatchbackCoramandel Rd, Ironbark552-HKG


745Red Dodge Nitro WagonLamington Drive, Redbank Plains948VFH Intact
746Red Hyundai Tiburon CoupeLakeview Drive, Deebing Heights421RKM Intact
747Blue Hyundai Getz HatchbackCaldwell Street, Goodna635ZBEIntact
748Blue Mazda Tribute WagonAlesana Drive, Bellbird Park055-XMWIntact
749Silver Ford Focus SedanGlossop Street, BrassallUnknownIntact
750Purple Mitsubishi Triton UteChalk Street, LeichhardtUnknownIntact
751Silver Ford Falcon UteFalcon Street, Redbank Plains584YREIntact
752Black Ford Focus HatchbackJunction Drive, Redbank Plains236ZAIIntact
753Silver Suzuki Grand Vitara WagonSpringfield Greenbank Arterial, Springfield876XUFIntact
754 Black Dodge Caliber Hatchback Mahons Road, Pine Mountain 081VZX Intact
756 White Mazda Bravo Dual Cab Ludwig Street, Leichhardt 020TNZ Damaged
757 Grey Mazda 3 Sedan Ferrett Street, Sadliers Crossing 539HTH Intact
758 Black Holden Cruze Wagon Henty Drive, Redbank Plains 143YYX Intact
759 Silver Ford Focus Sedan Walker Street, Ipswich 305VRD Intact
760 Black Holden Astra HatchbackWatheroo Street, Ripley Unknown Intact
761 Black Chery J1 Hatchback De Graaf Street, Bellbird Park 726XES Damaged
763 Green (looks bronze) Commodore Sedan Jones Road, Bellbird Park 821ZJADamaged
764 Nissen Patrol Wagon (colour unknown) Flinders Goolman Conservation Estate Unknown Burnt out
765 White Hyundai Wagon IX35 Capri Street, Springfield Lakes 769VCM Intact
766 White & Blue Long Boat Diamantina Circle, Karalee Unknown Intact
767 Blue Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback Namatjira Drive, Collingwood Park Unknown Intact
768 White Mazda Tribute Wagon Jack Conway Street, One Mile 928XNP Intact
769 White Holden Commodore Sedan Morgans Road, Purga 615HWNIntact
770 Grey Mazda B3000 Utility Magpie Crescent, Redbank Plains Unknown Intact
771 Box Trailer Blackstone Road, Silkstone Unknown Intact
772White Mitsubishi Triton Dual Cab Bunya Crescent, Springfield Lakes 657SNX Intact
773 Silver Ford Falcon Sedan Fraser Street, Leichhardt Unknown Damaged
774 White Holden Commodore Sedan Booth Street, Redbank Unknown Damaged
775 Orange Mitsubishi Lancer Sedan Melville Drive, Brassall 800XMX Damaged
776 Blue, Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback Namatjira Drive, Collingwood Park Unknown Intact
777 Red, Honda Jazz Hatchback Mino Street, Springfield 069ZCS Intact

Removal of Purchased Vehicles

Purchasers must make arrangements to legally tow or transport vehicles from council’s depot, noting the below:

  • 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 at all times.
  • Animals, smoking and alcohol are not permitted on depot grounds.

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