An Owners Corporation may move goods from common property to a safe place if the goods are blocking access and an attempt has been made to locate/communicate with the owner.
An Owners Corporation may dispose of abandoned goods if it has given written notice of its intention to the person that owns the goods.
Owners Corporation to consider applying Sections 60 to 65 and 73 to 76 of the Australian Consumer Law and Fair Trading Act 2012 to the disposal of abandoned goods. http://classic.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/vic/num_act/aclafta201221o2012418/index.html
Notice of intention to dispose of goods abandoned on common property
(1) Notice must be in writing and to include:
(a) Plan number and address of the Owners Corporation;
(b) Description of the goods; and
(c) Address at which the goods may be collected;
(d) A statement that on or after a specified date the goods will be disposed of by the Owners Corporation unless the goods are collected;
(e) A statement that the Owners Corporation will retain from the proceeds of sale of the goods an amount not exceeding the cost to dispose of the goods;
(2) A notice of intention may be given to the person who abandoned the goods personally or left at, or sent by post to, the person’s last known address;
(3) A notice to a person with a publicly registered interest in the abandoned goods is taken to have been given if it has been sent by post to the person’s address in the register in which the interest is registered;
(4) In this section, publicly registered interest has the same meaning as in the Australian Consumer Law and Fair Trading Act 2012.
An Owners Corporation must not dispose of the goods if a dispute exists between the person who abandoned the goods and the Owners Corporation in relation to the goods and an application has been made to VCAT by the Owners Corporation in relation to the dispute.
An Owners Corporation that disposes of goods under this Division is not liable in relation to the goods by reason of the disposal.
Find out more at https://www.legislation.vic.gov.au/as-made/acts/owners-corporations-and-other-acts-amendment-act-2021