If you notice an abandoned vehicle in your neighbourhood you can report it directly to Council. City of Darwin has regulations in place to remove, or to require owners to remove, vehicles abandoned within the Municipality.
Abandoned vehicles removed from public places
The following vehicles have been removed from public places. Any person with an interest in these vehicles should phone council on 08 8930 0638
|Vehicle Description||Registration||Location||Tow Date|
|Blue Subaru Sedan||NT CA78GC||Finniss Street, Darwin||28/09/2023|
|Blue Toyota Sedan||NT CE57CN||Sprigg Street, Millner||28/09/2023|
|Red Ford Hatchback||NT CE02FC||Rosella Crescent, Wulagi||27/09/2023|
|Silver/Blue Nissan Station Wagon||NT CD32VY||Patrick Street, Muirhead||27/09/2023|
|White Nissan Station Wagon||No Plates||Gardenia Street, Nightcliff||22/09/2023|
|Blue Mazda Sedan||NT CA64XM||Solomon Street, Millner||15/09/2023|
|Black Jeep Station Wagon||NT CC41TJ||Mayhew Crescent, Jingili||07/09/2023|
|Silver Ford Sedan||SA S265BES||Fitzmaurice Drive, Leanyer||06/09/2023|
|White Mitsubishi Station Wagon||NT CA37RH||Fitzmaurice Drive, Leanyer||06/09/2023|
|White Nissan Utility||NT CD69TQ||Cnr Damabila Drive, Lyons||06/09/2023|
|Silver Nissan Station Wagon||NT CA62PU||Mistletoe Circuit, Karama||30/08/2023|
|White Holden Sedan||NT 966323||Annaburroo Crescent, Tiwi||19/08/2023|
Please note that these vehicles are not for sale.
Claiming an impounded vehicle
An impounded vehicle may be claimed by an owner upon the payment of the prescribed fee and proof of ownership and identification being sighted.
For a vehicle to be driven after collection it must be in roadworthy condition and currently registered. If not, the owner must arrange for a tow truck or vehicle trailer for collection at their own expense.
Report an abandoned vehicle
You can report an abandoned vehicle via:
We will begin proceedings to serve notice on the owner of an abandoned vehicle within 24-48 hours of receiving a complaint about the vehicle's location.
The vehicle may be served with a notice for it to be remove within 24 hours.
Dangerous or restricted parking
A vehicle deemed as abandoned within a restricted parking zone or parked in a dangerous manner may be removed immediately.
Registered vehicles are permitted to be parked legally and unmoved in a public place for no more that 7 days. The owner may be served with a notice to remove the registered vehicle within 7 days if it is left unmoved.
As part of the proceedings, Council rangers will, if necessary, make enquiries with residents or businesses in the vicinity of where the vehicle is found to try and identify the current owner of the vehicle.
If a vehicle is not removed within the prescribed time, Council will remove it at a cost to the owner. A letter will be sent to the last registered owner of an NT registered vehicle to advise impounding.
If your vehicle is registered in another state, we will treat the vehicle as if it is unregistered. No contact will be made with the owner as this information is not available to us. The vehicle will be impounded and advertised on our website.
Council will impound abandoned vehicles for a minimum of 28 days after which vehicles may be auctioned. Those classified as unsalvageable may be sent to a car wreckage outlet.