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 27 March 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 2 January 2020

AV No.

Vehicle Description

Found Location

Reg. No.


697Green Mitsubishi coupeDe Gaffe Pl, Redbank Plains101-XLKIntact
723Silver Hyundai GetzTetta St, Augustine Heights677-TJHIntact
734White Holden UteOsprey St, Redbank PlainsUnknownIntact
735Toyota CorollaCollingwood Dr, C.Park866-ZFPIntact
736Ford laserFairbank Pl, SwanbankUnknownBurnt out
737White Ford FalconNoble Pl, Goodna177-YTSIntact
738SedanSpowers Rd, Sth RipleyUnknownBurnt out
739Blue Mitsubishi sedanIpswich Boonah Rd, P CrossingUnknownaccident damage
740Box TrailerGibbs St, RiverviewUnknownIntact
741Black Holden CaptivaHenty Dr, Redbank Plains826-SKMIntact
742Grey Nissan PathfinderSpringfield train stationUnknownIntact
743Green Subaru wagonBraggan St, Gailes
744Blue DaihatsuCoramandel Rd, Ironbark552-HKGIntact
745Orange/red DodgeLamington Dr, Redbank Plains948-VFH
746Red CoupeLakeview Dr, Deebing HeightsUnknown 
747Blue/Grey Hyundai Caldwell St, Goodna635-ZBEIntact
748Blue Mazda WagonAlesana Dr, Bellbird Park055-XMWIntact
749Silver Ford FalconGlossop St, BrassallUnknownIntact
750Purple UteChalk St, LeichhardtUnknownIntact
751Silver Ford UteFalcon St, Redbank PlainsUnknownIntact
752Black Holden Junction Dr, Redbank PlainsUnknownIntact
753Blue Mitsubishi MagnaIpswich Boonah Rd, P.CrossingUnknownIntact
754 Black Dodge Caliber Mahons Road, Pine Mountain 081VZX Intact
755 White FRR Series Truck St Augustine Drive, Augustine Heights 550YFY 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
760 Black Holden Astra HatchbackWatheroo Street, Ripley Unknown 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.