Abandoned Vehicles

Ranger Services is responsible for locating abandoned vehicles within the Town and investigate many jobs each year that deal with abandoned vehicles on council land or roads. Many of these vehicles are derelict and although a lot of vehicles are reported due to them being parked on people’s verges or roadside, unfortunately most of them are found in bush land.

Rangers put notices on the vehicles giving the owners a chance to remove them. Vehicles that still remain after the time on the notice expires are towed to either the tip or impound yard, depending on their condition.

Police checks are conducted for each vehicle so that Ranger Services can attempt to notify any registered owners.

Cars that are impounded can be auctioned or put to tender (sold) 2 calendar months from the date that they are impounded.

To report an abandoned vehicle contact Ranger Services at the Shire office.

To have your vehicle released from the impound yard

You will need to:

  • Go to the Shire Administration building at 20 Coolibah Drive Kununurra, Monday to Friday between 8.00am and 4.00pm for the associated paperwork to be completed.
  • Pay all associated fees i.e, impound fee, and daily charges.
  • Provide proof of ownership (bill of sale/registration papers)
  • Provide proof of identification (drivers Licence) and current address.

Vehicles may only be released during the hours that the Shire Administration is open. The Ranger on duty will need to see a receipt of payment of impound fees before they will release the vehicle. Vehicles that are not roadworthy or currently registered must be towed form the impound yard.

Shire Administration Hours

Monday to Friday 8.00am to 4.00pm.

Phone: (08) 9168 4100

Fax: (08 9168 1798