Noise nuisances, allowable noise times and levels

We only have jurisdiction to act on certain noise pollution issues and share the responsibility of noise control with other government bodies. The information below outlines which authorities to contact for various noise types.

 

Aircraft noise

All aircraft noise - contact Airservices Australia on 1800 802 584.

 

Air conditioning equipment and refrigeration equipment

Operated on residential land and some commercial land - contact us.

Allowable noise times and levels

Any day

 

Amplified and people noise

  1. You may be directed to make contact directly with the event organiser, another organisation (such as liquor licensing for licensed events) or the police. Wherever possible our staff will provide the relevant contact details for these other organisations.
  2. When further investigation is required by us, details are collected by our customer service officers and passed on to our environmental health branch. These details need to include your name, address, contact number and details of the issue occurring. In some circumstances one of our officers or representatives may need to attend your property for noise monitoring.

Amplifier devices other than at indoor venue or open-air event noise times and levels

Monday to Friday

Saturday to Sunday

Indoor venues allowable noise times and levels

Any day

Open-air events allowable noise times and levels

Any day

 

Building work

Residential & commercial - contact us for further clarification.

Allowable noise times and levels

Monday to Saturday

Sunday and public holidays

 

Liquor licensed premises (eg. pub, club)

All - contact the Liquor Licensing Division on 13 13 04.

 

Regulated devices (eg. power tools, mowers)

Operated on residential land and some commercial land - contact us for further clarification. Regulated device means any of the following— a compressor, a ducted vacuuming system, a generator, a grass-cutter, an impacting tool, a leaf-blower, a mulcher, an oxyacetylene burner, an electrical, mechanical or pneumatic power tool.

Allowable noise times and levels

Monday to Saturday

Sunday and public holidays

 

Swimming pool and spa pumps

Operated on residential land and some commercial land - contact us for further clarification.

Allowable noise times and levels

Any day

 

Vehicle noise

 

Power boats

*Audible noise is a noise that can be clearly heard by an occupier of a building which is affected/exposed to the noise. More information can be found in The Environmental Protection Act 1994.

Amplified and people noise
  • Musical noise (eg. stereo, instrument) - Contact your local office of the Police Service
  • Parties, rowdy behaviour - Contact your local office of the Police Service
  • Burglar alarms (eg. house, car) - Contact your local office of the Police Service
  • Concerts and events - Contact Council for further clarification
  • Megaphones or public address systems - Contact Council for further clarification
Last Updated: Wednesday, 07 November 2018 11:49