Project Status: When you need to do this
What you need to do
After you finish
Our rangers investigate each report of an abandoned or unattended vehicle by:
- attempting to contact the last known owner to move the vehicle
- checking if the vehicle is registered and is not stolen
- regularly monitoring the vehicle until we hear from the owner
- removing the vehicle if the owner takes no action.
This process can take up to 60 business days, depending on the registration status of the vehicle.
If a vehicle has already been processed by us, it will have an unattended sticker on the windscreen or windows.
Laws and regulations
New laws came into force on 1 November 2022.
Learn more about the Public Spaces (Unattended Property) Act 2021 and accompanying Public Spaces (Unattended Property) Regulation 2022 at www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/unattendedproperty.