Abandoned Vehicles

An abandoned vehicle is any unregistered motorised vehicle, trailer, caravan, horse float or similar found on any road or in any park or on other land under the control of Council, apparently abandoned or discarded.


Council’s Environment and Health section will locate the vehicle and endeavour to determine if the vehicle is the property of a person through some form of identification, ie. number plates, VIN number or registration sticker.  A search will be conducted by Council in an attempt to determine the last known owner of the vehicle. Subsequently the owner will be notified that failure to effect removal of the vehicle within a period of seven (7) days will result in seizure and removal by Council.

Following expiration of the specified period a further inspection will be conducted to determine if removal has taken place. Should this not be the case proceedings will be instigated to have the vehicle removed to a place of safe keeping.

All abandoned unclaimed vehicles towed by Council are then stored to await auction. Auctions are held at the Council depot and advertised in the Advocate and Observer.

Abandoned vehicles on private property are the responsibilty of the land owner.

Further information

If you are aware of an abandoned vehicle…

Please contact the Customer Service Centre using the Online Contact Form.

You can also contact the Customer Service Centre using one of the following methods.

Customer Service Centre
Location 145 Young Street,
Ayr QLD 4807
Postal Address PO Box 974
Ayr QLD 4807
Opening hours 8am – 5pm, Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays)
Phone (07) 4783 9800 – Business hours
(07) 4783 9800 – After hours (the same number)
Fax (07) 4783 9999
SMS 0437 886 008
Online Use the Online Contact Form
Building Certification and Plumbing Officers
Early Opening Please phone (07) 4783 9942 if you need access the Building and Plumbing Department between 7am – 8am, Monday to Friday.

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