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Abandoned vehicles
Council has the ability to investigate and potentially impound vehicles abandoned on public land and roadways under the Impounding Act 1993.

If you suspect a vehicle has been abandoned, you can call NSW Police on (02) 6578 7499 or Council.

You can report an abandoned vehicle online using Council's Customer Request Management System (CRM) or by contacting Council.

When reporting a potentially abandoned vehicle, it is helpful to provide the following details: 

  • The location of the vehicle (including the nearest cross street if applicable);
  • A description of the vehicle; and
  • Approximately how long the vehicle has been at the location.

For vehicles believed to be abandoned, Council must follow legal procedures before the vehicle can be removed from the roadway or footpath. This process can take between four and six weeks to complete.

During this time, the vehicle is inspected and surrounding properties checked to see if an owner can be located. Registration checks may also be performed to help locate the owner. Only after these checks are performed, and if an owner has not claimed the vehicle, will it be removed.

Singleton Council
PO Box 314 Singleton NSW 2330
Ph: 02 6578 7290