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Vehicle impounded for hoon offence

Information about how to get a vehicle back after a hoon driving offences.

If a vehicle has been impounded or immobilised after being involved in a 'hoon' driving offence, the vehicle may be collected after the suspension or immobilisation period has ended. The owner will have to pay for the cost of storage and towing before the vehicle will be released.

See Hoon driving—How to get the vehicle back.

Disposal order

If the vehicle is not collected, the police may apply to court for a disposal order if a vehicle has been impounded or immobilised and it has not been claimed and collected after 2 months.

See Hoon driving—If vehicle is not collected.

Notice deeming vehicle abandoned

Police may issue a notice to interested parties warning them that they intend to deem that a vehicle has been abandoned if it is not collected within 30 days.

This speeds up the procedure as police do not need to apply for a disposal order under these circumstances. It gives police a way to dispose of low value vehicles that have been abandoned by their owners due to the prohibitive cost of paying for storage of an impounded vehicle.

See Hoon driving—If vehicle is not collected.

Goods left in the vehicle

Police have to try to return goods that have been left inside the vehicle to the owner before they apply for disposal.

See Hoon driving—If vehicle is not collected.

More information

Legislation

Road Safety Act 1986 (Vic)

  • Part 6A Div 5 sub-div 2—Disposal or motor vehicles, items of things subject to disposal order
  • s. 84Z(4)—power to dispose of an uncollected vehicle

See Road Safety Act 1986 (Vic).

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