Abandoned properties and squatters 

Occasionally properties are left vacant, which can result in squatters inhabiting the property and potentially causing property damage. Squatting may not actually be illegal, as it is a civil matter between the owner and the trespasser on their land; however, if the property is vandalised or if the squatters expose the community to harm, then the Police and the Town may assist.

Local governments aim to minimise the length of time properties remain abandoned, minimising harm to the community and creating the conditions needed to bring abandoned properties back into use or complete removal.

To report a problem 

To report an issue with a vacant property, please call us on 9311 8111 or email admin@vicpark.wa.gov.au with your contact details and address of the property of concern. Your request will be allocated to an Environmental Health Officer for follow-up.

For immediate safety and security issues (non-life threatening) or after-hours service please contact the Police on 131 444. 

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