Shopping trolleys taken outside of shopping areas can be hazardous and unsightly. Abandoned trolleys often:
- Obstruct the road or footpath
- End up in waterways, causing a build up of debris and restricting water flow.
Trolleys are the property of the store they are from and need to be reported to the correct company for collection; please take note of the company name on the trolley you wish to report.
How to report abandoned shopping trolleys
The Town encourages community members to report all trolley sightings direct to their respective collection services. These services are solely dedicated to collecting abandoned trolleys and provide rapid deployment of collectors to remove trolleys shortly after they are reported. To report an abandoned shopping trolley, please refer to the below contacts:
Unbranded trolleys or those for stores not specified above can be reported to the Town of Victoria Park by calling 08 9311 8111 or emailing email@example.com.
The Town of Victoria Park Officers regularly locate, report, and impound abandoned shopping trolleys in line with the Town's Local Laws and will investigate any reports received.
If you use a shopping trolley, it is your responsibility to ensure the trolley remains in the shopping centre precinct and return it to the designated trolley collection point. Leaving a shopping trolley in a public place or on the verge causing an obstruction is considered an offence under the Activities on Thoroughfares and Trading in Thoroughfares and Public Places Local Law 2000.
The Activities on Thoroughfares and Trading in Thoroughfares and Public Places Local Law 2000 stipulates retailers must collect abandoned shopping trolleys within 3 hours of notification from the local authority. If the shopping trolley is not collected, the trolley may be impounded, and an infringement issued to the responsible retailer.