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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.

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 held Saturday 20 April 2024 at Clayton's Towing yard, 617 Bli Bli Road Nambour.

Gates open at 7:00am and bidding starts at 8:00am.

Visit Clayton's Towing website for more information, bidder registration 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.

Impounded vehicles list as at 16 April 2024

Date impoundedMake, model and colour Registration Location when impoundedReference number Auction date
11/04/2024Mitsubishi, Pajero, Station Wagon, Silver400GI772-76 Dacmar Road COOLUM BEACH IV2400378
09/04/2024 Holden, Commodore, Utility, Black009SVZ44 Kirsten Circuit, NIRIMBA IV2400404
07/04/2024 Mercedes, Sedan, Silver112TWV39-41 Duporth Avenue, MAROOCHYDORE IV2400285
06/04/2024Honda, CRV, Station Wagon, Black470GL6278 Alexandra Parade, ALEXANDRA HEADLAND IV2400355
06/04/2024Nissan, Pulsar, Sedan, White300ZSM312 Chevallum Road, CHEVALLUM  IV2400438
28/03/2024Ford Transit, White655JTD99 Creekside Drive, SIPPY DOWNSIV2400326
28/03/2024Trailer and boat, GreyEC653419 Lakehead Drive, SIPPY DOWNSIV2400346
27/03/2024Mitsubishi Outlander, White733ITE5 Bonanza Court, MARCOOLAIV2400286
26/03/2024Ford, Laser, Hatchback, Blue 000CY78 College Drive, PALMVIEW IV2400254
26/03/2024Unknown Make, Trailer and boat, Blue
Bushland Conservation Reserve, University Way, SIPPY DOWNS IV2400303
16/03/2024Mada 323, Silver317XUU5 Premier Circuit, WARANAIV2400237
15/03/2024Hyundai, I20, Hatchback, Black054WI5 Maleny Street, LANDSBOROUGH  IV2400233
15/03/2024Ford Falcon, White313AB51/44 Adrian Circuit, NIRIMBAIV2400265
10/03/2024Trailer - no specific make, Aluminium223UMW11 Packer Road, BARINGAIV2400247
07/03/2024Mitsubishi, Lancer, Sedan, Grey 1JED5Jilci, 8 Princess Lane, KINGS BEACH IV2400230
06/03/2024BMW, Sedan, Silver193EI410 Courage Street, SIPPY DOWNS IV2400179
05/03/2024Holden, Hatchback, Blue376YFF758 Maroochydore Road, FOREST GLEN IV2400223
04/03/2024Nissan, Utility, White945SVL2 Marlin Street, MOUNTAIN CREEK  IV2400211
29/02/2024Trailer - no specific make, AluminiumEW90926 Springbrook Street, CALOUNDRA WEST IV2400208
29/02/2024Toyota, Corolla, Sedan, Blue/Silver724ZYI42 Birchgrove Circuit, BARINGA IV2400187
28/02/2024 Holden, Cruze, Sedan, Black517RQAThe Enclave Buderim, 7 Figbird Cresent, BUDERIM  IV2400195
26/02/2024Scooter, Black985RK11 Cutters Way, BLI BLIIV2400176
26/02/2024Ford Focus, Black226EM310-12 Kawana Street, MUDJIMBAIV2400171
23/02/2024Holden Barina, Hatchback, Black115IR317 Madeleine Street, NIRIMBA IV2400172
22/02/2024Mercedes, White208EI55 Sunrise Terrace, LITTLE MOUNTAINIV240021620/04/2024
19/02/2024Honda CRV, Sport Utility, Gold978YZA10 Mawhinney Road, GLENVIEW IV240013120/04/2024
16/02/2024Renault Truck, White852VZRYindi Business Park, 60 Edison Cresent, BARINGA IV240014620/04/2024
14/02/2024Mazda Astina, Station wagon, Beige548ZYQ23 Rigby Street, NAMBOUR IV240012120/04/2024
11/02/2024Mercedes Sedan, Silver934EU67 Kelly Court, BUDERIM IV240006420/04/2024
11/02/2024 Motorcycle, 2013 CF Moto CF650TK, Black845KL5 Jorl Court, BUDERIM IV240010820/04/2024
09/02/2024Ford Falcon, Sedan, White512ISL38 Central Drive, SIPPY DOWNS IV240011420/04/2024
09/02/2024Trailer - no specific make, White
6 Fraser Avenue, MAROOCHYDORE IV240010220/04/2024
09/02/2024Landrover Discovery, Station Wagon, White077ZIV19 Service Street, MAROOCHYDORE IV2400119
06/02/2024Mazda 3, Black789IC614 Lorraine Ave, MARCOOLAIV240011320/04/2024
06/02/2024Boat, Silver
188 Esplanade, GOLDEN BEACHIV240012420/04/2024
02/02/2024Toyota, Sedan, GreenWOZ33384 Coonowrin Street, BATTERY HILL IV240003320/04/2024
01/02/2024Toyota Camry, White456EQY412 Keil Mountain Road, KIELS MOUNTAINIV240001720/04/2024
01/02/2024Ford Focus Hatchback, Black899YZF24 Waterway Drive, BIRTINYAIV240002620/04/2024
01/02/2024Kia Station Wagon, White852BO729 Lenco Crescent, LANDSBOROUGHIV240006020/04/2024
01/02/2024Trailer - no make, Brown
28-50 Blackall Range Road, WOOMBYEIV230150120/04/2024
01/02/2024Toyota Prius, White153FW529 Lenco Crescent, LANDSBOROUGHIV240005920/04/2024
25/01/2024Holden, White867TYA36 Verney Street, KINGS BEACHIV230134520/04/2024
25/01/2024Catamaran, Red
22 Anchorage Circuit, TWIN WATERSIV240007920/04/2024
24/01/2024Toyota Yaris, White565KSB24 Almaden Lane, MAROOCHYDOREIV240000120/04/2024
16/01/2024Toyota Camry, Silver261JHX53 Mary Cairncross Avenue, MALENYIV230148620/04/2024
16/01/2024Ford Focus, White929FK958 Roberts Road, BEERWAHIV240007020/04/2024
14/01/2024Ford Falcon, White766WWU2/2 Butcherbird Crescent, BLI BLIIV230149520/04/2024
11/01/2024Nissan, Silver104GQ94 Noel Street, NAMBOURIV2301472
11/01/2024Toyota Starlet, Blue399GK420 Dalby Street, MAROOCHYDOREIV230129820/04/2024
11/01/2024Trailer - no make, WhiteBZ384811 Frizzo Connection Road, GLENVIEWIV230148120/04/2024
11/01/2024Mazda 3, Red472SIQ138 Howard Street, NAMBOURIV230145820/04/2024
11/01/2024Holden Crewman, Blue756FX4Grand Parade, PARREARRAIV230140320/04/2024
10/01/2024Ford, White599CM33/3 Akeringa Place, MOOLOOLABAIV230139220/04/2024
05/01/2024Holden Captiva, Grey784WZE53 Enterprise Street, KUNDA PARKIV230142020/04/2024
05/01/2024Holden Astra, Black097FZ6Bush Nut Court Park, LITTLE MOUNTAINIV230144520/04/2024
04/01/2024Trailer - no make, Brown
135 Connection Road, LANDSBOROUGHIV230145920/04/2024
21/12/2023Nissan Patrol, Blue/Silver211GQ258 Albert Street, KINGS BEACHIV2301376
19/12/2023Honda CRV, White323HDK35 Dalton Drive, MAROOCHYDOREIV230132920/04/2024
18/12/2023Mitsubishi Triton, White613RWG46 Boomba Street, PACIFIC PARADISEIV230135620/04/2024
13/12/2023Toyota Hilux, Grey192RXJ331 Bradman Avenue, MAROOCHYDOREIV230133920/04/2024
13/12/2023Hyundai Elantra, SilverDA30YK (NSW)30 Fig Tree Lane, YANDINA CREEKIV230135120/04/2024
12/12/2023Holden Commodore, White 235XOV54 Dacmar Road, COOLUM BEACHIV230135220/04/2024
12/12/2023Hyundai Getz, Silver110SXJ243–245 Quanda Road, COOLUM BEACHIV230135320/04/2024
12/12/2023Hyundai Getz, Black947DD52 The Basin, PELICAN WATERSIV230134620/04/2024
08/12/2023Homemade box trailer, Silver
34–38 Price Street, NAMBOURIV230136020/04/2024
07/12/2023Scooter, Blue
80 Parkway Drive, MOOLOOLABAIV230136120/04/2024
07/12/2023Holden Commodore, White308FD813 Mayfield Street, NAMBOURIV230129420/04/2024
05/12/2023Trailer - no make
Keith Hill Park - Esplanade, GOLDEN BEACHIV230131620/04/2024
22/11/2023Ssangyong, Black764ZXF4 Tarra-Bulga Court, BUDERIMIV230123520/04/2024
22/11/2023Trailer and Boat, WhiteGC01Q2 Trinidad Street, PARREARRAIV2301286
21/11/2023Nissan Patrol, Blue/Silver721YHS36 Arundell Avenue, NAMBOURIV230126120/04/2024
22/11/2023Kia, Silver110MRT80 Creekwood Avenue, MERIDAN PLAINSIV230124820/04/2024
14/11/2023Ford Territory, Silver728AT9319–323 David Low Way, BLI BLIIV2301227
06/11/2023Holden Commodore, Grey
12 Depot Street, MAROOCHYDOREIV230118520/04/2024
09/11/2023Peugeot, Grey787MBB2/2 Bauer Street, PALMVIEWIV2300985
08/11/2023Mazda, Black
2 Aloora Drive, MAROOCHYDOREIV230117720/04/2024
07/11/2023Ford Territory, Black
2/22 Myla Road, LANDSBOROUGHIV2301193
06/11/2023Toyota, White
6 Advance Road, KULUINIV230113420/04/2024
03/11/2023Holden Captiva, BlackDFV32P34 Doonan Bridge Road East, DOONANIV230116920/04/2024
01/11/2023Mitsubishi Pajero, Silver715LCR21/12 Parker Street, MAROOCHYDOREIV2301088
30/10/2023Ford Falcon, Maroon376GH929/26 Picnic Point Esplanade, MAROOCHYDOREIV230107420/04/2024
29/10/2023Hyundai Accent, Grey791GJF19 Kylee Crescent, MAROOCYDOREIV230112720/04/2024
19/10/2023Trailer - no make, White
2 Lamerough Parade, GOLDEN BEACHIV230112120/04/2024
19/10/2023Hyundai, Green890XIV30 Technology Drive, WARANAIV230110220/04/2024
17/10/2023Subaru Forrester, White395BG639 Mary Street, NAMBOURIV230108320/04/2024
13/10/2023Toyota, Blue
12 Treetop Court, MOOLOOLAH VALLEYIV230108620/04/2024
10/10/2023Ford Festiva, Red939TQM10–12 Claude Boyd Parade, CORBOULD PARKIV230105820/04/2024
06/10/2023Hyundai Accent, Black405ZZE9/5–9 Wharf Street, MAROOCHYDOREIV230103520/04/2024
05/10/2023Volkswagen, Black481HF72–68 Pathara Road, NORTH ARMIV230111520/04/2024
04/10/2023Toyota Camry, Silver744TVU13 Park Road, NAMBOURIV230101420/04/2024
09/09/2023Peugeot, Grey787MMB2/2 Bauer Street, PALMVIEWIV230098520/04/2024
07/09/2023Holden Astra, WhiteBGY66F32 Wises Road, BUDERIMIV2300988
31/08/2023Holden Astra, Silver605HML8 Dandenong Street, BURNSIDEIV2300883
04/08/2023Trailer - no make, WhiteCD218713/19 Ellis Way, MERIDAN PLAINSIV2300792
31/07/2023Honda Accord, Silver166YVG18–34 Maroochy Boulevard, MAROOCHYDOREIV230077520/04/2024
10/07/2023Mercedes 240, Gold280ZUF99 Carter Road, NAMBOURIV2300699
10/07/2023Hyundai Getz, Red270SUD54 Traline Road, GLASS HOUSE MOUNTAINSIV230072020/04/2024
23/06/2023Ford Ranger, Silver032DS6221 Pierce Avenue, CORBOULD PARKIV2300639
14/06/2023Nissan, WhiteXQ76VH12/10–12 Maroubra Street, MAROOCHYDOREIV2300637
31/05/2023Nissan Navara, Grey
20–22 Avian Street, KUNDA PARKIV2300573
09/05/2023Mazda 3, Black983VXB1/93 Parker Street, MAROOCHYDOREIV230043820/04/2024
03/05/2023Holden Berlina, Blue/Grey
164 Burnett Street, BUDERIMIV2300500
03/05/2023Boat, Silver
6 Charlston Place, KULUINIV2300340
24/04/2023Mercedes, Black905DS428 Mimosa Crescent, CURRIMUNDIIV2300427
05/04/2023Ford Ranger, Black054XXP1 Kamala Place, MERIDAN PLAINSIV2300324
04/04/2023Isuzu, White
Woodlands Boulevard, MERIDAN PLAINSIV2300288
15/11/2022BMW, Blue417BG712/2 Mantra Esplanade, BIRTINYAIV220109220/04/2024

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 is Saturday 20 April 2024

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.