Cars, buses, caravans, trucks, trailers, motorbikes, motorised scooters and boat trailers are all considered to be vehicles.
A vehicle may be considered an abandoned vehicle when:
- It is parked in a public place for any period of more than 24 hours;
- It is parked during any period where parking is prohibited or restricted by a sign;
- It is unregistered or disused.
If a City Ranger believes that a vehicle has been abandoned, the City will place a warning notice on the vehicle and try to contact the last known owner, if possible.
If your vehicle has a warning notice put on it and you do not remove the vehicle by the date set out on the notice, your vehicle may be impounded.
Abandoned vehicles are impounded and stored for a period of 60 days at the City’s storage facility, currently Pickles Auctions in Bibra Lake.
If your vehicle has been impounded, you can recover it by:
- Providing proof of your identity;
- Providing proof that you own the vehicle;
- Paying the fees, which could include a $198.00 towing and impounding fee and $6.60 vehicle storage fee for each day it was impounded.
If the vehicle is not claimed after being impounded for 60 days, the City will auction the vehicle to recover the costs incurred in the impounding and storage.
If you believe your vehicle may have been impounded or would like more information, please phone the City Rangers on 9477 7224 or email email@example.com