Unattended / Dumped motor vehicles

Community Response Officers investigate and remove unattended motor vehicles under the Public Spaces (Unattended Property) Act 2021 (PSUP Act). Unattended motor vehicles are the source of many calls from local residents.

These vehicles may utilise on-street parking spaces and become a traffic hazard.

In addition, motor vehicles that are stripped or burnt out on Council Reserves and within our bushland areas have an adverse effect on environmentally sensitive areas and may impede the use of Council's facilities.

Reporting unattended motor vehicles

If you believe that a vehicle has been abandoned or dumped in your neighbourhood, you can:

What you need to know?

  • You'll need to provide the exact location, the make, model and colour of the vehicle, and the number plate (if available)
  • Owners who do not attend to their property left in public within a reasonable timeframe will face fines and penalties

What happens next?

Our Community Response Team will check whether the vehicle is registered and/or stolen and attempt to contact the last known owner to move the vehicle.

Council does not have the power to take action to remove a vehicle immediately, unless it is a danger.

For further information

For further information please refer to the following websites www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/unattendedproperty and www.olg.nsw.gov.au