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 The details of these articles or vehicles will not be published on Council's website.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
Turbo Drive, Coorparoo Mazda 323 26 April 2019 AV 260557
Campbell Street, Toowong Nissan Pulsar 18 May 2019 AV 260584
Gilchrist Avenue, Herston Saab 9-3 18 May 2019 AV 261252
Kingman Street, Sunnybank Hills Subaru Liberty 18 May 2019 AV 263836
Macarthur Avenue, Hamilton Toyota Camry 18 May 2019 AV 259814
Milne Street, Clayfield Mitsubishi Magna 18 May 2019 AV 263007
Ford Street, Clayfield Nissan Pulsar 23 May 2019 AV 262283
Kersley Road, Kenmore Volkswagen Polo 23 May 2019 AV 261679
Lloyd Street, Alderley Toyota Corolla 23 May 2019 AV 262680
Orient Avenue, Pinkenba Holden Astra 23 May 2019 AV 261032
Brighton Road, Highgate Hill Holden Commodore 24 May 2019 AV 262769
Eden Elm Street, Calamvale Hyundai Elantra 24 May 2019 AV 262452
Howard Street, Brisbane City Holden Rodeo 24 May 2019 AV 263530
Payne Road, The Gap Toyota Camry 24 May 2019 AV 263285
Pine Road, Richlands Audi 24 May 2019 AV 262276
Butler Street, Ascot Holden Commodore 25 May 2019 AV 265172
Isedale Street, Wooloowin BMW 325i 25 May 2019 AV 228945
Mt Nebo Road, Upper Kedron Toyota Camry 28 May 2019 AV 260308
Joseph Street, Camp Hill Holden Rodeo 6 June 2019 AV 263699
Ovendean Street, Yeronga Toyota Camry 7 June 2019 AV 261061

Vehicles confiscated by the Brisbane Metropolitan Traffic Management Centre

BMTMC confiscated vehicles listed by location, article, date confiscate, Council reference number and BMTMC reference number
Confiscation location Description of article or vehicle Date confiscated Council reference number BMTMC reference number
Wynnum Road, Tingalpa Holden Commodore 11 may 2016 AV 180541 T4134972
Durack Street, Morooka Mitsubishi Lancer 2 December 2016 AV 196072 A0094848
Coronation Drive, Milton Toyota Corolla 8 January 2017 AV 258038 T4192531
Bracken Ridge Road, Bracken Ridge Kia Carnival 2 March 2018 AV 247256 T4297720
Hawthorne Street, Woolloongabba Honda CR-V 31 March 2018 AV 232610 A899876
George Street, Brisbane City Toyota Corolla 23 April 2018 AV 247258 A100096
Darreen Street, Greenslopes Holden Commodore 25 June 2018 AV 239565 A100784
Albert Street, Brisbane City Kia Rio 31 May 2018

AV 237822

Little Cribb Street, Milton Holden Commodore 17 July 2018 AV 247213 A100992
Margaret Street, Brisbane City Toyota Camry 24 July 2018 AV 247214 A101053
Wickham Street, Spring Hill Wickham Street, Spring Hill 7 August 2018 AV 247215 A101170
George Street, Brisbane City Holden Astra 30 November 2018 AV 254820 A1012433
Compton Road, Runcorn Mazda 3 8 December 2018 AV 215730 T4379165
Dornoch Terrace, Highgate Hill Holden Barina 1 January 2019 AV 253992 A102616
Mary Street, Brisbane City Holden Barina 14 January 2019 AV253208 A102701
Margaret Street, Brisbane City Nissan Pulsar 17 January 2019 AV257988 A102757

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 next auction is on 26 June  2019.

Table about auction of confiscated articles or vehicles, location, date and Council reference number.
Confiscation location Description of article or vehicle Date confiscated Council reference number
Patrea Street, Banyo Trailer (unknown model) 30 April 2019 AV 261969
Caladenia Street, Acacia Ridge Ford Falcon 2 May 2019 AV 262189
Clipper Street, Inala Toyota Hiace 2 May 2019 AV 263600
Linton Street, Kangaroo Point Mitsubishi Challenger 7 May 2019 AV 260971
Barbigal Street, Stafford Volkswagen Polo 10 May 2019 AV 260056
Park Road West, Dutton Park Mitsubishi Lancer 10 May 2019 AV 264264
Wilruna Street, Wacol Ford Fiesta 10 May 2019 AV 261856
Flint Street, Inala Holden Bravo 14 May 2019 AV 264523
Last updated:14 June 2019