Abandoned vehicles

For any abandoned vehicles reported to Council, we will investigate complaints and actively pursue the owner if they are able to be traced. Vehicles will have a notice attached to the front windscreen and the owners given seven days to remove the vehicle from the road.

Most vehicles investigated by Council officers are removed by an owner. This has dramatically reduced the cost of abandoned vehicle disposal.

Council actively encourages owners to remove and if necessary responsibly dispose of immobile and/or unregistered, unwarranted vehicles from public roads.

Disposing of Unwanted Vehicles

If you have a vehicle that you wish to dispose of, please phone Pick a Part on 0800 8200 600.  Pick a Part is a free car dump and they will pick up and dispose of your vehicle for FREE.