Removal, storage, sale or disposal of vehicles and articles from Council assets

Under the Public Land and Council Assets Local Law 2014, Council may confiscate vehicles or articles from Council assets if:

  • an unregistered vehicle is parked on a road
  • a vehicle on a road or Council land is considered abandoned
  • a vehicle is left in circumstances where its presence is hazardous
  • any article:
    - has damaged Council land or property
    - is abandoned
    - has been left unattended or found in/on Council land
    - has been deposited without consent
    - is being or has been used in contravention of a condition of consent
    - is evidence of a contravention of the local law
  • it is necessary to prevent the article from being used to commit, continue to commit or repeat a contravention of the local law.

Confiscated vehicles and articles

Where a vehicle or article is confiscated under the Public Land and Council Assets Local Law 2014, and the owner (or a person in charge) is present at the time of confiscation, the Council officer will issue a receipt to that person. The details of these articles or vehicles will not be published on Council's website.

The details of all other confiscated articles or vehicles (the Notice of Confiscation), will be published on Council's website. They will be listed as soon as practicable and displayed for at least 14 days. 

Table about confiscated article or vehicle, location, date and Council reference number.
Confiscation location Description of article or vehicle Date confiscated Council reference number
Antill Street, Wilston Holden Barina 30 August 2019 273592
Archerfield Road, Richlands Nissan X-Trail 2 September 2019 272355
Banchory Court, Carindale Subaru Forester 30 August 2019 270736
Birdwood Terrace, Toowong Mazda 6 20 September 2019 272741
Chermside Street, Hendra Toyota van 25 September 2019 271672
Chester Street, Highgate Hill Honda CRV 26 September 2019 273987
Connaught Street, Sandgate Suzuki Liana 25 September 2019 273553
Coxen Street, Zillmere Ford Territory 17 June 2019 264341
Cromwell Court, Doolandella Mazda 2 3 September 2019 272281
Cullen Street, Windsor Ford XR6 6 August 2019 269748
Dakara Street, Holland Park West Mitsubishi Challenger 13 September 2019 274794
Doheny Street, Mount Gravatt Great Wall x240 30 August 2019 266963
Douglas Road, Salisbury Mitsubishi Lancer 28 May 2019 263824
Downes Street, Tarragindi Holden Astra 30 August 2019 260296
Gaythorne Road, Gaythorne Mitsubishi Lancer 2 September 2019 270792
Gladys Street, Stones Corner Nissan X-Trail 30 August 2019 268834
Harries Road, Coorparoo Subaru Impreza 14 June 2019 207890
Herbert Street, Murarrie Ford Festiva 3 September 2019 271851
Jamieson Street, Bowen Hills Holden Commodore 27 August 2019 270277
Lani Street, Wishart Ford Falcon 13 September 2019 269080
Lexus Street, Runcorn Toyota Camry 16 September 2019 270334
McLay Street, Coorparoo Holden Commodore 24 June 2019 263705
Montanus Drive, Bellbowrie Toyota Camry 30 August 2019 272309
Moray Street, New Farm Hyundai Coupe 18 June 2019 263380
Mullens Street, Hamilton Box trailer 20 September 2019 274180
Mullens Street, Hamilton Mazda 24 September 2019 271430
Nutwood Street, Sunnybank Hills Subaru Forrester 4 July 2019 267284
Pinecroft Street, Murarrie Audi A3 10 September 2019 271389
Rialto Street, Coorparoo Mitsubishi Magna 25 September 2019 271337
Rosewood Street, Bardon Chery J1 25 September 2019 272767
Spearwood Place, Kenmore Hills Ford Laser 27 September 2019 272934
Tingal Road, Wynnum Audi A4 2 September 2019 271251
Tomah Road, Bracken Ridge Mazda E200 20 August 2019 267097

Release of confiscated articles

If you are the person claiming a right to possession of a confiscated article or vehicle, you must be able to meet a number of requirements:

  • provide proof of ownership or right to possession to Council’s satisfaction
  • provide photographic identification
  • pay the application release fee.

Once a person has claimed a right to possession, they have up to 28 days to satisfy these requirements and collect the article or vehicle. To claim a confiscated article or vehicle, phone Council on 07 3403 8888 and quote the Council reference number provided on the receipt or within the Notice of Confiscation.

Disposal of confiscated articles and vehicles

All confiscated articles that are not claimed within 14 days or claimed items where the claiming requirements have not been met within 28 days, will be offered for sale in accordance with the Public Land and Council Assets Local Law 2014. If there is no purchaser for a confiscated article offered for sale, Council will dispose the article in accordance with the Public Land and Council Assets Local Law 2014.

Auction of confiscated articles and vehicles

Confiscated vehicles are auctioned at Manheim, 110 Lamington Avenue, Eagle Farm. The are no auctions currently scheduled.

Last updated:4 October 2019