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 impoundedMake, model and colour Registration Location when impoundedReference number To be auctioned 
15/06/2022Toyota Corolla, Blue/Grey026IBX48 Millwell Road, MAROOCHYDOREIV220050127 May 2023
29/07/2022Subaru Impreza, White 14 Rigby Street, NAMBOURIV220065327 May 2023
21/08/2022Mazda, Red 2 Fifth Avenue, MAROOCHYDOREIV220075227 May 2023
21/09/2022Ford Territory, Black580XTJ7/99 Lowanna Drive, BUDDINAIV220083727 May 2023
15/11/2022BMW, Blue417BG712/2 Mantra Esplanade, BIRTINYAIV2201092
07/12/2022Holden Astra, BlueWYY96912 Pangarinda Place, MOOLOOLABAIV220113827 May 2023
07/12/2022Mitsubishi, Grey 34-36 Anzac Avenue, MAROOCHYDOREIV220117327 May 2023
09/12/2022Toyota Hiace, White982YJYSouth Sea Islander Way, MAROOCHYDORE
IV220122727 May 2023
09/12/2022Mitsubishi Delica, White 60 Enfield Crescent, BATTERY HILLIV220114127 May 2023
12/12/2022Toyota Yaris, White511KLTTextile Avenue, WARANAIV220118327 May 2023
13/12/2022Volkswagen, Silver453XHU4 Whitecap Court, BOKARINAIV220118527 May 2023
14/12/2022Ford Fiesta, Blue 42/12 High Street, SIPPY DOWNSIV220105627 May 2023
17/12/2022Toyota Yaris, White511KLTTextile Avenue WARANA IV220118327 May 2023
10/01/2023 Hyundai Santa Fe, Black 1-3 Claude Boyd Parade, CORBOULD PARKIV230002127 May 2023
11/01/2023Holden Captiva, Gold 28 Pelican Waters Bvd, PELICAN WATERSIV220124427 May 2023
16/01/2023Holden Rodeo, White816CZ356C Queen Street, CALOUNDRAIV230006327 May 2023
23/01/2023Mitsubishi, BlueBD24JGPlayview,  2/46 Kingsford Smith Parade MAROOCHYDORE IV230002527 May 2023
23/01/2023Holden, White
36-40 Whites Road BUDERIM IV220126027 May 2023
25/01/2023Holden Commodore, White
29 Hill Street, CURRIMUNDIIV230003827 May 2023
25/01/2023VolksWagon Beetle, Silver182XEM29 Wright Street, MAROOCHYDOREIV230004727 May 2023
30/01/2023Hyundai Accent, Orange639YXB58 Mansell Street, MERIDAN PLAINSIV230005827 May 2023
01/02/2023Landrover, Red931VLFPark 49 Mansell Street, MERIDAN PLAINSIV230007327 May 2023
02/02/2023Trailer and boat, SilverEX0004Bentley 5/10 Philipp Street, MAROOCHYDOREIV230001127 May 2023
02/02/2023Ford Transit, White
107 Duporth Avenue, MAROOCHYDOREIV230006427 May 2023
03/02/2023Toyota Corolla, BlackCTE87C31 First Avenue, MAROOCHYDOREIV230007827 May 2023
10/02/2023Mazda, Silver536FG814 Ann Street, COOLUM BEACHIV230012627 May 2023
13/02/2023Hatchback - burnt out wreck
40 Old Rifle Range Road, NAMBOURIV230018427 May 2023
15/02/2023Toyota, Silver
17 West Coolum Road, MOUNT COOLUMIV230019027 May 2023
16/02/2023Boat/Catamaran Troppo, White
25 Lake Weyba Drive, WEYBA DOWNSIV230019127 May 2023
18/02/2023Trailer, BlackER705646 Marouba Street, MAROOCHYDOREIV230014727 May 2023
20/02/2023Mitsubishi Magna, Red
Nelson Park, Katoa Street, ALEXANDRA HEADLANDIV230013827 May 2023
28/02/2023Caravan, White240QUVKeith Hill Park Esplanade, GOLDEN BEACHIV230020227 May 2023
06/03/2023Suzuki Ignis, Silver460ZMD57 Aerodrome Road, MAROOCHYDOREIV230019627 May 2023
06/03/2023Motorised scooter, Black
Nelson Park, Katoa Street, ALEXANDRA HEADLANDIV2300248
09/03/2023Ford Territory, Black
72 Keith Royal Drive, MARCOOLAIV230020727 May 2023
09/03/2023Volvo Se40, White560ZUT19 Irving Place, SIPPY DOWNSIV230018227 May 2023
10/03/2023Mazda, Grey
33 Webster Road, NAMBOURIV2300203
14/03/2023Boat, Silver/White
2 Lamerough Parade, GOLDEN BEACHIV2300131
15/03/2023Holden Captiva, Silver
66 Landsborough Parade, GOLDEN BEACHIV230021727 May 2023
15/03/2023Trailer, GreyDI24142 Kylee Crescent, MAROOCHYDOREIV2300233
22/03/2023Toyota Camry, Silver378LAB120 King Street, BUDERIMIV2300265
23/03/2023Ford Falcon, White
2 Tinarra Close, MAROOCHY RIVERIV2300274
28/03/2023Car - burnt out wreck
145 Clarkes Road, BEERWAHIV2300356
29/03/2023Daewoo Kalos, Red
1 Greenhaven Drive, PALMVIEWIV2300197
29/03/2023Toyota Corolla, Red
1/9 Depot Street, MAROOCHYDOREIV2300300
30/03/2023Boat, Blue/SilverRU872QApex park Esplanade, GOLDEN BEACHIV2300258
02/04/2023Honda Accord, Red352FD342 Oceanic Drive, WARANAIV2300320
04/04/2023Isuzu, White
Woodlands Bvd, MERIDAN PLAINSIV2300288
05/04/2023Ford Ranger, Black054XXP1 Kamala Place, MERIDAN PLAINSIV2300324
08/04/2023Mitsubishi Lancer, Silver558AA4235 Main Road, MAROOCHYDORE IV2300402
11/04/2023Holden, White451ZSB1 Grenada Way, PARREARRAIV2300345
17/04/2023Toyota Hilux, White375EA235 Grebe Crescent, BLI BLIIV2300329
24/04/2023Mercedes, Black905DS428 Mimosa Crescent, CURRIMUNDI IV2300427
02/05/2023Holden Commodore, Blue
7 Murdoch Court, SIPPY DOWNSIV2300439
03/05/2023Boat, Silver
6 Charlston Place, KULUINIV2300340
03/05/2023Valiant, Blue/White637UDZ8 Panama Crescent, MOUNTAIN CREEKIV2300449
03/05/2023Holden Berlina, Blue/Grey
164 Burnett Street, BUDERIMIV2300500
03/05/2023Car - burnt out wreck
Old Landsborough Road, LANDSBOROUGHIV2300520
03/05/2023Moped, Black588OD10-20 Iliad Avenue, BUDERIMIV2300424
05/05/2023Ford Falcon, White690ZZN6 Placid Place, BUDERIMIV2300447
09/05/2023Mazda 3, Black983VXB1/93 Parker Street, MAROOCHYDOREIV2300438
10/05/2023Nissan, White387RZW66-68 Broadwater Avenue, MAROOCHYDOREIV2300463
11/05/2023Subaru Forrester, White
1 O'Connor Street, MAROOCHYDOREIV2300485
16/05/2023Toyota Camry, Silver914ZPABunya 18 Sapphire Drive, NAMBOURIV2300377
17/05/2023Hyundai Getz, Black632EO39 Production Avenue, WARANAIV2300553
22/05/2023Alfa Romeo, White
70 Buderim Pines Drive, BUDERIMIV2300513
23/05/2023Mitsubishi Triton, White/Rust
171 Pierce Avenue, CORBOULD PARK IV2300586
23/05/2023Kia Carnivale, Blue
14 Newspaper Place, MAROOCHYDORE IV2300502
29/05/2023Toyota Yaris, White929XKF1 Fleming Street,  YANDINA IV2300531
30/05/2023Suzuki Swift, Blue
Allora Gardens Retirement Village 22 Allora Drive, MAROOCHYDORE IV2300506
31/05/2023Nissan Navara, Grey
20-22 Avian Street, KUNDA PARK IV2300573
1/06/2023Ford Territory, Black
2 Gayandi Street, WURTULLA  IV2300546

Impounded goods list as at 6 February 2022

Date impoundedItem descriptionAddress impoundedReference number
28/06/2022A Frame & Wooden signUniversity Way, SIPPY DOWNSIMP22/00040
28/09/2022Bundle of steel rods
28/09/2022Steel tinnieEsplanade Golden Beach Keith Hill Park
01/12/2022 Round trampoline14 Peacock Crescent, BOKARINAIMP22/0059

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.
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We commit to working in partnership with the Traditional Custodians and the broader First Nations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) community to support self-determination through economic and community development.
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