Abandoned vehicles and goods
How to report or collect abandoned vehicles or goods, list of impounded vehicles and goods and when the next auction is on.
Council will investigate reports of abandoned vehicles and goods by making reasonable enquiries. Council may check:
- the vehicle and goods condition
- location of vehicles and goods
- potential ownership
- any registration.
Goods may include camping gear, tent, furniture or a vessel.
Council will try to find the vehicle or goods owner and have them remove it from council land. If we can't locate the owner, a notice will be placed on the vehicle or goods advising that it will be removed by a certain date. We may tow a vehicle immediately if it is a danger to public safety.
If an abandoned vehicle or goods are not removed by the date on the notice, council will impound the vehicle or good.
If the vehicle or goods are not claimed within one month of being impounded, we will advertise it for 14 days. It will then be disposed of by public auction. Council may dispose of vehicles or goods of no value (e.g. damaged, missing parts or not roadworthy) without going to auction.
Unregistered vehicles not stored on private property are considered abandoned.
Reporting an abandoned vehicle
If you spot an abandoned vehicle, you can email Customer Service. Please include:
- vehicle description including colour, make, model and registration number (where possible)
- specific location to help locate the vehicle.
Note: abandoned vehicles on main or State controlled roads are managed by the Department of Transport and Main Roads.
Refer to the list of State controlled roads in the Sunshine Coast region (PDF, 188KB).
Collecting impounded vehicles or goods
Owners who would like to collect impounded vehicles or goods must:
- do so within one month of impounding
- complete the release of vehicle form (DOCX, 217KB) (as required under state government laws)
- send proof of ownership and photo identification (drivers licence, 18+ card or passport) which has been verified by a Justice of the Peace via email. Or you can bring proof of ownership and photo identification to a council customer service centre.
On receipt of proof of ownership and photo identification council will contact you to pay the release fees and any other applicable charges. You will also need to provide release paperwork so that you can collect your vehicle or goods. This must be shown time of collection.
The vehicle must be removed immediately upon receipt of the release paperwork. Failure to collect the vehicle from the impound yard, may result in additional storage costs being charged by the towing company, in line with their terms and conditions or alternatively, they may dispose of or auction the vehicle.
Once council's impound and release fees have been paid, council does not have any further involvement in the matter.
Impounded vehicles list as at 1 June 2023
|Date impounded||Make, model and colour||Registration||Location when impounded||Reference number||To be auctioned|
|15/06/2022||Toyota Corolla, Blue/Grey||026IBX||48 Millwell Road, MAROOCHYDORE||IV2200501||27 May 2023|
|29/07/2022||Subaru Impreza, White||14 Rigby Street, NAMBOUR||IV2200653||27 May 2023|
|21/08/2022||Mazda, Red||2 Fifth Avenue, MAROOCHYDORE||IV2200752||27 May 2023|
|21/09/2022||Ford Territory, Black||580XTJ||7/99 Lowanna Drive, BUDDINA||IV2200837||27 May 2023|
|15/11/2022||BMW, Blue||417BG7||12/2 Mantra Esplanade, BIRTINYA||IV2201092|
|07/12/2022||Holden Astra, Blue||WYY969||12 Pangarinda Place, MOOLOOLABA||IV2201138||27 May 2023|
|07/12/2022||Mitsubishi, Grey||34-36 Anzac Avenue, MAROOCHYDORE||IV2201173||27 May 2023|
|09/12/2022||Toyota Hiace, White||982YJY||South Sea Islander Way, MAROOCHYDORE||IV2201227||27 May 2023|
|09/12/2022||Mitsubishi Delica, White||60 Enfield Crescent, BATTERY HILL||IV2201141||27 May 2023|
|12/12/2022||Toyota Yaris, White||511KLT||Textile Avenue, WARANA||IV2201183||27 May 2023|
|13/12/2022||Volkswagen, Silver||453XHU||4 Whitecap Court, BOKARINA||IV2201185||27 May 2023|
|14/12/2022||Ford Fiesta, Blue||42/12 High Street, SIPPY DOWNS||IV2201056||27 May 2023|
|17/12/2022||Toyota Yaris, White||511KLT||Textile Avenue WARANA||IV2201183||27 May 2023|
|10/01/2023||Hyundai Santa Fe, Black||1-3 Claude Boyd Parade, CORBOULD PARK||IV2300021||27 May 2023|
|11/01/2023||Holden Captiva, Gold||28 Pelican Waters Bvd, PELICAN WATERS||IV2201244||27 May 2023|
|16/01/2023||Holden Rodeo, White||816CZ3||56C Queen Street, CALOUNDRA||IV2300063||27 May 2023|
|23/01/2023||Mitsubishi, Blue||BD24JG||Playview, 2/46 Kingsford Smith Parade MAROOCHYDORE||IV2300025||27 May 2023|
|23/01/2023||Holden, White||36-40 Whites Road BUDERIM||IV2201260||27 May 2023|
|25/01/2023||Holden Commodore, White||29 Hill Street, CURRIMUNDI||IV2300038||27 May 2023|
|25/01/2023||VolksWagon Beetle, Silver||182XEM||29 Wright Street, MAROOCHYDORE||IV2300047||27 May 2023|
|30/01/2023||Hyundai Accent, Orange||639YXB||58 Mansell Street, MERIDAN PLAINS||IV2300058||27 May 2023|
|01/02/2023||Landrover, Red||931VLF||Park 49 Mansell Street, MERIDAN PLAINS||IV2300073||27 May 2023|
|02/02/2023||Trailer and boat, Silver||EX0004||Bentley 5/10 Philipp Street, MAROOCHYDORE||IV2300011||27 May 2023|
|02/02/2023||Ford Transit, White||107 Duporth Avenue, MAROOCHYDORE||IV2300064||27 May 2023|
|03/02/2023||Toyota Corolla, Black||CTE87C||31 First Avenue, MAROOCHYDORE||IV2300078||27 May 2023|
|10/02/2023||Mazda, Silver||536FG8||14 Ann Street, COOLUM BEACH||IV2300126||27 May 2023|
|13/02/2023||Hatchback - burnt out wreck||40 Old Rifle Range Road, NAMBOUR||IV2300184||27 May 2023|
|15/02/2023||Toyota, Silver||17 West Coolum Road, MOUNT COOLUM||IV2300190||27 May 2023|
|16/02/2023||Boat/Catamaran Troppo, White||25 Lake Weyba Drive, WEYBA DOWNS||IV2300191||27 May 2023|
|18/02/2023||Trailer, Black||ER7056||46 Marouba Street, MAROOCHYDORE||IV2300147||27 May 2023|
|20/02/2023||Mitsubishi Magna, Red||Nelson Park, Katoa Street, ALEXANDRA HEADLAND||IV2300138||27 May 2023|
|28/02/2023||Caravan, White||240QUV||Keith Hill Park Esplanade, GOLDEN BEACH||IV2300202||27 May 2023|
|06/03/2023||Suzuki Ignis, Silver||460ZMD||57 Aerodrome Road, MAROOCHYDORE||IV2300196||27 May 2023|
|06/03/2023||Motorised scooter, Black||Nelson Park, Katoa Street, ALEXANDRA HEADLAND||IV2300248|
|09/03/2023||Ford Territory, Black||72 Keith Royal Drive, MARCOOLA||IV2300207||27 May 2023|
|09/03/2023||Volvo Se40, White||560ZUT||19 Irving Place, SIPPY DOWNS||IV2300182||27 May 2023|
|10/03/2023||Mazda, Grey||33 Webster Road, NAMBOUR||IV2300203|
|14/03/2023||Boat, Silver/White||2 Lamerough Parade, GOLDEN BEACH||IV2300131|
|15/03/2023||Holden Captiva, Silver||66 Landsborough Parade, GOLDEN BEACH||IV2300217||27 May 2023|
|15/03/2023||Trailer, Grey||DI2414||2 Kylee Crescent, MAROOCHYDORE||IV2300233|
|22/03/2023||Toyota Camry, Silver||378LAB||120 King Street, BUDERIM||IV2300265|
|23/03/2023||Ford Falcon, White||2 Tinarra Close, MAROOCHY RIVER||IV2300274|
|28/03/2023||Car - burnt out wreck||145 Clarkes Road, BEERWAH||IV2300356|
|29/03/2023||Daewoo Kalos, Red||1 Greenhaven Drive, PALMVIEW||IV2300197|
|29/03/2023||Toyota Corolla, Red||1/9 Depot Street, MAROOCHYDORE||IV2300300|
|30/03/2023||Boat, Blue/Silver||RU872Q||Apex park Esplanade, GOLDEN BEACH||IV2300258|
|02/04/2023||Honda Accord, Red||352FD3||42 Oceanic Drive, WARANA||IV2300320|
|04/04/2023||Isuzu, White||Woodlands Bvd, MERIDAN PLAINS||IV2300288|
|05/04/2023||Ford Ranger, Black||054XXP||1 Kamala Place, MERIDAN PLAINS||IV2300324|
|08/04/2023||Mitsubishi Lancer, Silver||558AA4||235 Main Road, MAROOCHYDORE||IV2300402|
|11/04/2023||Holden, White||451ZSB||1 Grenada Way, PARREARRA||IV2300345|
|17/04/2023||Toyota Hilux, White||375EA2||35 Grebe Crescent, BLI BLI||IV2300329|
|24/04/2023||Mercedes, Black||905DS4||28 Mimosa Crescent, CURRIMUNDI||IV2300427|
|02/05/2023||Holden Commodore, Blue||7 Murdoch Court, SIPPY DOWNS||IV2300439|
|03/05/2023||Boat, Silver||6 Charlston Place, KULUIN||IV2300340|
|03/05/2023||Valiant, Blue/White||637UDZ||8 Panama Crescent, MOUNTAIN CREEK||IV2300449|
|03/05/2023||Holden Berlina, Blue/Grey||164 Burnett Street, BUDERIM||IV2300500|
|03/05/2023||Car - burnt out wreck||Old Landsborough Road, LANDSBOROUGH||IV2300520|
|03/05/2023||Moped, Black||588OD||10-20 Iliad Avenue, BUDERIM||IV2300424|
|05/05/2023||Ford Falcon, White||690ZZN||6 Placid Place, BUDERIM||IV2300447|
|09/05/2023||Mazda 3, Black||983VXB||1/93 Parker Street, MAROOCHYDORE||IV2300438|
|10/05/2023||Nissan, White||387RZW||66-68 Broadwater Avenue, MAROOCHYDORE||IV2300463|
|11/05/2023||Subaru Forrester, White||1 O'Connor Street, MAROOCHYDORE||IV2300485|
|16/05/2023||Toyota Camry, Silver||914ZPA||Bunya 18 Sapphire Drive, NAMBOUR||IV2300377|
|17/05/2023||Hyundai Getz, Black||632EO3||9 Production Avenue, WARANA||IV2300553|
|22/05/2023||Alfa Romeo, White||70 Buderim Pines Drive, BUDERIM||IV2300513|
|23/05/2023||Mitsubishi Triton, White/Rust||171 Pierce Avenue, CORBOULD PARK||IV2300586|
|23/05/2023||Kia Carnivale, Blue||14 Newspaper Place, MAROOCHYDORE||IV2300502|
|29/05/2023||Toyota Yaris, White||929XKF||1 Fleming Street, YANDINA||IV2300531|
|30/05/2023||Suzuki Swift, Blue||Allora Gardens Retirement Village 22 Allora Drive, MAROOCHYDORE||IV2300506|
|31/05/2023||Nissan Navara, Grey||20-22 Avian Street, KUNDA PARK||IV2300573|
|1/06/2023||Ford Territory, Black||2 Gayandi Street, WURTULLA||IV2300546|
Impounded goods list as at 6 February 2022
|Date impounded||Item description||Address impounded||Reference number|
|28/06/2022||A Frame & Wooden sign||University Way, SIPPY DOWNS||IMP22/00040|
|28/09/2022||Bundle of steel rods||MINYAMA area||IMP22/0054|
|28/09/2022||Steel tinnie||Esplanade Golden Beach Keith Hill Park||IMP22/0055|
|01/12/2022||Round trampoline||14 Peacock Crescent, BOKARINA||IMP22/0059|
Abandoned vehicle auctions
Sunshine Coast Council abandoned vehicles auctions are run on a regular basis for all abandoned vehicles and unclaimed impounded items.
The next auction will be as follows:
Date: Saturday 27 May 2023
Location: 617 Bli Bli Road, Nambour
Gates Open: 7.00am
Bidding Starts: 8:00am
Visit Clayton's Towing website or Facebook page for more information and photos.
Terms and conditions
- Full payment is required on the day of the auction (EFTPOS accepted).
- Items are sold 'as is'.
- Council reserves the right to withdraw any vehicle advertised before the auction.