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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 15 July 2024

Date impoundedMake, model and colour Registration Location when impoundedReference number 
09/07/2024Trailer - no specific make, GreyK6727157 Grand Parade, PARREARRA IV2400935
08/07/2024Trailer - no specific make, SilverDO627619 Reilly Road, NAMBOUR IV2400868
08/07/2024Ford, Focus, Hatchback, Silver160DG76 Judith Street, BURNSIDEIV2400878
04/07/2024Holden, Rodeo Dual Cab, White1GNN148116-126 Tanawha Road, TANAWHA IV2400855
03/07/2024Trailer - no specific make, AluminiumEE8113Havana Road, West PEREGIANIV2400869
03/07/2024Subaru, Impreza, Hatchback, Gold510CV89 Watervale Court, SIPPY DOWNS IV2400829
03/07/2024Ford, Falcon, Utility, White1XS9NR9 Kelly Court, LANDSBOROUGH IV2400842
01/07/20242006 Boat Trailer, Aluminium858QNQ1-7 Darrung Street, MOOLOOLABA IV2400864
01/07/2024Nissan, Micra, Hatchback, Black 717ZRY30 Jacaranda Drive, MOOLOOLABA IV2400828
28/06/2024Mitsubishi, Lancer, Sedan, Red540GTP79 Centenary Cresent, ALEXANDRA HEADLAND IV2400827
24/06/2024Holden, Astra, Sedan, BlueTME69312 Beech Street, MARCOOLA IV2400810
23/06/2024Trailer - no specific make, SilverCP5038686 Eumundi Noosa Road, DOONAN  IV2400791
18/06/2024Hyundai, I30, Station Wagon, Black YDW92252-54 Sugar Road, MAROOCHYDORE IV2400767
17/06/2024VW, Golf, Hatchback, Silver754YYA21 Bindaree Cresent, MOOLOOLABA IV2400785
14/06/2024Renault, White127WKM11 Wattle Street, YAROOMBA IV2400740
13/06/2024Mazda, Station Wagon, Maroon746ZPY4 Essex Court, BUDERIM IV2400748
13/06/2024Nissan, Maxima, Sedan, Blue456FH415 Cockatoo Crescent, FOREST GLEN IV2400759
12/06/2024Subaru, Forrester, Station Wagon, Red242SDI 1/5 York Place, MOUNTAIN CREEK IV2400721
06/06/2024Volvo, Station Wagon, Silver
66 Seriata Way, MOUNTAIN CREEK IV2400734
05/06/2024Holden, Captiva, Station Wagon, Grey138VVI5 First Avenue, MAROOCHYDORE IV2400739
05/06/2024Volkswagen Golf, Black346FG775 Westminster Avenue, GOLDEN BEACHIV2400693
03/06/2024Nissan, Station WagonNO PLATES, BURNT OUT VEHICLE103 Enterprise Street, KUNDA PARK  IV2400769
31/05/2024Holden Commodore, White930EB73 Satinwood Place, MOUNTAIN CREEKIV2400662
31/05/2024Ford Courier, Blue392YCP15 Tunnel Ridge Road, LANDSBOROUGHIV2400550
29/05/2024Ford, Sedan, Green
Godfreys Road, BLI BLI IV2400751
23/05/2024Subaru Outback, Station Wagon, White673JC3Nambour Community Centre, 2 Shearer Street, NAMBOURIV2400719
22/05/2024Mitsubishi  Lancer, White  447BB72 Berard Terrace, LITTLE MOUNTAIN IV2400672
17/05/2024Trailer and boat
5 Glenlea Drive, MAROOCHYDOREIV2400665
16/05/2024Holden, Crewman, Utility, White338JKU20 Ormuz Avenue, CALOUNDRA IV2400558
16/05/2024Trailer and boat, BlackET786854 Cupania Street, MUDJIMBAIV2400552
09/05/2024Hyundai Accent, Yellow418VIEPetrie Creek Road, ROSEMOUNTIV2400576
09/05/2024Toyota Hilux, White509CL456 Liekefett Way, MERIDAN PLAINSIV2400556
08/05/2024Suburu Forrester, Silver102YPXNorth Shore Road, TWIN WATERSIV2400636
07/05/2024Holden Commodore, Sedan, White 317HXI12 Utah Street, AROONAIV2400275
30/04/2024Ford Laser, Sedan, White
Caloundra Holiday Village, 34 Victoria Terrace, KINGS BEACH IV2400590
30/04/2024Mitsubishi Lancer, White192IVJ8–10 Melville Court, MOUNT COOLUMIV2400523
24/04/2024Hyundai Getz, White250ZSD150 Palmwoods-Montville Road, PALMWOODSIV2400575
24/04/2024Toyota Landcruiser, Black352AQ95 Wills Avenue, GOLDEN BEACHIV2400493
18/04/2024Mitsubishi Triton, Utility, Black845SMJ4 Bonaparte Place, PALMWOODS IV2400445
18/04/2024Holden Commodore, Station Wagon, White806GL6 (stolen) / 493LRM5 Forest Pines, Boulevard, FOREST GLEN IV2400453
18/04/2024Volkswagen, Passat, Sedan, Black663IX367 River Esplanade, MOOLOOLABA IV2400387
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
03/05/2023Holden Berlina, Blue/Grey
164 Burnett Street, BUDERIMIV2300500

Abandoned vehicle auctions

Sunshine Coast Council abandoned vehicles auctions are run on a regular basis for all abandoned vehicles and unclaimed impounded items.

The last auction was held 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.