Brisbane residents report dumped vehicles in droves

More than 18,000 cars have been reported as abandoned in Brisbane over the past three years, according to Brisbane City Council (BCC).

Brisbane Times has reported while 18,403 reports of dumped cars were logged between July 2014 and June 2017, only 2,389 were classed as legitimately abandoned.

Registered vehicles and those parked legally, which are not creating a safety hazard, are not considered abandoned.

BCC’s community services chairman Matthew Bourke said council followed legal procedures and investigated all avenues to locate the owner before a car was removed from a road.

Top five Brisbane suburbs for abandoned vehicle reports:

  • Morningside – 146
  • Nundah – 138
  • Coopers Plains – 132
  • Moorooka – 116
  • New Farm – 110.

Brisbane residents should report abandoned vehicles online.