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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, TBC 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 2019 TBC

Any vehicle purchased at the auction needs to be removed prior to TBC 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.

Comments

569

Hyundai

Spotted Gum Cres, Flinders View

No Plates

Security Interest

576

Black Holden Commodore

Shaun Street, Redbank Plains

No Plates

Security Interest

577

Black Holden Barina

Greentrees Ave, Springfield Lakes

No Plates

Security Interest

601

Gold Holden Captiva

Cordeaux St, Redbank Plains

No Plates

Security Interest

605

White Nissan El grande

Fisher St, Collingwood Park

No Plates

 

606

Black BMW 320i

Serene Cres, Springfield Lakes

 

617

Silver Holden Commodore

Rush Court, Bundamba

056-XRO

 

618

Maroon Subaru Forrester

Kennedy Dr, Redbank Plains

No Plates

 

620

White Hyundai Van

Garland St, Redbank Plains

  

621

White Holden Commodore Sedan

Ashburn Rd, Bundamba

No Plates

 

622

Sliver Subaru Forrester Wagon

Gum St, Flinders View

No Plates

 

624

Sliver Mitsubishi Magna

Syntax St, Sadliers Crossing

No Plates

 

625

Maroon Toyota Corolla

Barrow St, Springfield lakes

878-XJN 

626

White Holden Commodore

Lennon Lane North Ipswich

623-XMT

627

Large Skip Bin

Sturt Street, Leichhardt

No Plates

 

629

Red Mitsubishi Lancer

Kondalilla Cres, Springfield lakes

No Plates

 

630

Red Hyundai Hatch

Littleford Circuit, Bundamba

No Plates

 

631

Blue Mazda

Caldwell St, Goodna

No Plates

 

632

Black Holden Commodore Sedan

Pendragon St, Raceview

No Plates

 

634

White Holden Commodore

Kirtwood Terrace, Raceview

No Plates

 

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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.