Abandoned/unregistered vehicles

Council does not have the power to remove vehicles that are on private property.

If you notice a vehicle left for an extended amount of time in the street, nature strip or Council reserve within the City of Melton and you believe that it is either unregistered or abandoned, contact us on 9747 7200.

A Local Laws Officer will investigate and place a sticker on the vehicle requesting the owner to move the vehicle. The Officer will conduct a follow up inspection after the affixed notice has expired.

At this time, Council may remove any unregistered or abandoned vehicle left on Council Land. Unclaimed vehicles impounded by Council will be sold or destroyed.

For burnt out vehicles please contact your local police station.

Heavy vehicles

An owner or occupier of a property located in a residential area must first obtain a permit for any vehicle with a gross vehicle mass over 4.5 tonnes if parked, kept, stored or repaired on their property.

The heavy vehicle must be entirely stored on private property and not obstruct any part of Council Land this includes a footpath, nature strip and or vehicle cross over.

Council may or may not issue a permit with or without conditions and can also cancel a permit at anytime.  A permit is valid for 12 months upon being issued and is non-transferable.

Please complete the heavy vehicle parking permit application form(DOC, 242KB)  together with the application fee and include a sketch showing where the vehicle will be stored on the property. 

As part of the application process all adjoining neighbours may be notified and invited to comment on applications.

Melton City Council Officers will enforce the Local Law and if any breaches are observed penalties will apply.

Advertising cars for sale

Council does not permit anyone to advertise vehicles for sale on Council land including roads, nature strips, or Council reserves. Local Laws Officers conduct regular patrols and may issue fines.

If you are advertising a vehicle for sale you can park it in your driveway, on your front lawn (not nature strip) or on other private property with the landowner or occupier’s permission.

Recreational vehicles

To complain about trail bike riders contact the Victoria Police Special Solos Unit on 9380 7356 or your local police station.