Project Status: When you need to do this
Each year around 1,000 vehicles are abandoned or left unattended in our local area.
If you suspect there’s an abandoned or unattended vehicle in your street, you can report it and our rangers will investigate.
What you need to do
Complete this online form
Please note, we can only investigate vehicles that have been abandoned or left unattended in the City of Sydney local area.Report an abandoned vehicle
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.