Abandoned vehicles and goods
  • Last updated:
  • 11 Sep 2021

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 good is 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[227KB].

Impounded vehicles or goods

Owners who would like to collect impounded vehicles or goods must:

  • do so within one month of impounding
  • complete the application form[238KB] (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.

Date impounded Make  Model Colour Registration  Location when impounded Reference number 
14/08/2021 Holden Cruze Black 100XBH Avian Street, KUNDA PARK IV2100618
14/08/2021 Alfa Romeo   Black   Tallow Wood Drive, KULUIN IV2100660
24/08/2021 Ford F100 Green 861DYZ Clarence Place,  SIPPY DOWNS IV2100638
24/08/2021 Ford  Falcon Silver 555ZHR Varsityview Court, SIPPY DOWNS


25/08/2021 Mitsubishi Magna Blue
Cessna Street, MARCOOLA IV2100627
26/08/2021 Scooter   Blue   Kepplegrove Drive, SIPPY DOWNS IV2100658
27/08/2021 Holden Astra Blue 383HAA Kavarack Crescent, BUDERIM IV2100642
02/09/2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Grey AW82GQ Renison Drive, KULUIN IV2100716
06/09/2021 Volkswagen Golf Grey 533WDI Commerce Avenue, WARANA IV2100685
06/09/2021 Ford Fiesta White 939WYF The Avenue, PEREGIAN SPRINGS IV2100702
07/09/2021   Trailer     Bragg Street, BIRTINYA IV2100701
09/09/2021  Nissan Navara White 122KKE Gloucester Road, BUDERIM IV2100710
10/09/2021 Holden Commodore White 520TDX  Fairmeadow Road, NAMBOUR IV2100689
10/09/2021 Catamaran   White and orange   50m East of Sycamore Drive, CURRIMUNDI IV2100358
15/09/2021 Kia Rio Red 668VVS Kelly Court, BUDERIM


15/09/2021  BMW   Silver 698ZCH Kelly Court, BUDERIM IV2100726
28/09/2021 Unknown Unknown Burnt Out   Pierce Avenue, MERIDAN PLAINS IV2100801 
28/09/2021 Hyundai Getz Black 717YPO Havana Road West, PEREGIAN SPRINGS IV2100736
29/09/2021 Ford Focus     Harvey Lane, MERIDAN PLAINS IV2100759
06/10/2021 Unknown Scooter Blue   10 White Oak Street, SIPPY DOWNS IV2100771
12/10/2021 Holden Barina Silver   Reservoir Rd, LANDSBOROUGH IV2100784
14/10/2021 Hyundai Accent Silver   Doonan Bridge Road East, DOONAN IV2100781
14/10/2021 Subaru Impreza Hatchback     Allambie Street, MAROOCHYDORE IV2100805

Date impounded Item description Address impounded Reference number
 04/05/2021 2 x Kayaks (1 Red, 1 Pink) Esplanade Golden Beach Access 319 GOOD IMP21/0019
 24/08/2021 1 x Generator Green/Yellow CHV Belli Park GOOD IMP21/0034
 24/08/2021 1 x Generator AEG 3800W Belli Park GOOD IMP21/0035
 24/08/2021 1 x Black Webber Q Table & 1 x Box Cooking and Eating Utensils Belli Park GOOD IMP21/0036
 24/08/2021 1 x Mongoose Mountain Bike Belli Park  GOOD IMP21/0037
 24/08/2021 1 x Giant Mountain Bike Belli Park GOOD IMP21/0038
 24/08/2021 1 x Avanti Mountain Bike Belli Park GOOD IMP21/0039
 10/09/2021 1 x White tinnie and anchor Golden Beach Access 307 GOOD IMP21/0042
 30/9/2021 2 x Body boards Dunes near Beach Access 144
GOOD IMP21/0044
1 x shadecloth Dunes near Beach Access 144 GOOD IMP21/0044
1 x foam matress Dunes near Beach Access 144 GOOD IMP21/0044
 01/10/2021 A frame Cnr Rooke St and Elisabeth St Dicky Beach GOOD IMP21/0045
06/10/2021 Clothing, tent, cooking equipment, suitcase, home phone, shoes
Nelson Park, Alexandra Headlands
GOOD IMP21/0047
11/10/2021 Camping gear, 4 chairs, 2 bag cooking gear, shovel and shoes Russel Street Park, Moffat Beach GOOD IMP21/0048
12/10/2021  Camping items, cookware, clothing, fishing rods and reels Fisherman's Rd Maroochydore GOOD IMP21/0049
18/10/2021 1x large sign - Pineapple Country Caloundra Rd Caloundra GOOD IMP21/0051
18/10/2021 Cor flute x4 prodigy fitness  Caloundra Rd Caloundra
GOOD IMP21/0053
18/10/2021 1x cor flute beachtree distillery 
Caloundra Rd Caloundra GOOD IMP21/0052
18/10/2021 Signage x4 corflutes - starting steps
Caloundra Rd Caloundra
GOOD IMP21/0055

Sunshine Coast Council abandoned vehicle auctions have moved to an online auction platform. Slattery Auctions will run regular auctions for all abandoned vehicles and unclaimed impounded items.

These auctions will occur on a regular basis and are open to everyone. Online bidding will be available for all items.

Terms and conditions

  • Auctions are held online at Slattery Auctions website.
  • Images are available on Slattery's Sunshine Coast Council auction page prior to auction.
  • Full payment is required on the day of the auction (EFTPOS accepted).
  • Items are sold 'as is' and must be collected on the Wednesday following the auction between 9am–4pm from Nambour. Additional storage costs will be charged on items not collected on this day.
  • Council reserves the right to withdraw any vehicle advertised before the auction.