Abandoned vehicles

It’s an offence to abandon a vehicle on a road or in public place, or to park an unregistered vehicle on a road (under Local Law No. 10 (Public Health) 1999).

Abandoned vehicles are a risk to our safety. They’re often left in dangerous places and in a poor state.

We investigate vehicles reported as abandoned. We try to find the owner or driver and ask them to remove the vehicle. If we can’t find the owner, we will put a notice on the vehicle confirming that it will be removed within a certain time. If an abandoned vehicle is not removed, the owner may be fined and we will impound the vehicle.

If a vehicle is abandoned in a risky or dangerous place, we may remove it immediately.

If a vehicle has been abandoned on private property e.g. shopping centre, business car parks and unit complexes, please contact the owner of the property as they will need to organise removal of the vehicle.

To report an abandoned vehicle, please call us on 07 3412 3412 or email us at council@logan.qld.gov.au.

You can report abandoned vehicles when you’re out and about in Logan by using our City of Logan App.

Impounded vehicles

If we find the owner of an impounded vehicle, we will write to them and explain that we have impounded their vehicle.

If we cannot find the owner of an impounded vehicle, we will advertise the vehicle as impounded. If no one claims the vehicle, we will put it up for sale at a public auction.

Vehicles that have no value (e.g. burnt out, no engine, damaged, stripped of parts, dilapidated or rusted) may be disposed of without auction.

For a list of impounded vehicles, please see impounded vehicles.