Abandoned Vehicles

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Abandoned vehicles left on verges and streets make the streetscape look untidy and can be a safety hazard.

Vehicles on a verge must be actively driven and not stored for periods in excess of 24 hours on a street or street verge.

If you locate an abandoned vehicle, please contact Ranger Services on 9273 6000 or Report It online.

Every attempt to locate the owner(s) of an abandoned vehicle is made including liaison with the Police for registration details and stolen vehicle information. The City arranges for towing and impounding as a last resort.

If a vehicle has been abandoned on Vincent's streets/verges for more than 48 hours (or sooner if it poses a danger) and attempts to contact the owners are unsuccessful, the vehicle may be impounded at the City's Impound Yard (62 Grogan Road, Perth International Airport) for a period of at least two months (note that towing, administration and impound fees apply).

Unclaimed Vehicles

If a vehicle is unregistered or the owner has not responded to any attempts of contact after two months, vehicles may be sold by tender/auction or disposed of by other means. REVs checks are performed on all vehicles before they are advertised for public tender/auction to ensure they are not encumbered. All disposals are:

  • advertised in The West Australian
  • displayed on the City's public notice board at the Administration & Civic Centre.

Further Information

Ranger & Community Safety Services
9273 6000 or mail@vincent.wa.gov.au