Most sources of noise pollution arise from urban development. Road traffic, aircraft, industry, entertainment venues, construction sites and social activities can be major sources of noise pollution for residents of urban areas.
- Barking dogs
One of the ways in which your dog communicates is barking. However, incessant barking can indicate a problem with your dog’s happiness or health, and affect your relations with your neighbours.
- Licensed Premises
The objective of Liquor Act 1982 and Registered Clubs Act 1976 is to provide an informal mechanism for complaints to be made where the amenity of local neighbourhoods is unduly disturbed by the conduct of licensed premises and registered clubs or their patrons.
- Air conditioners
Noise from air-conditioners can disturb neighbours, disrupt sleep, and interfere with daily activities. Correct design, installation and maintenance of an air-conditioner can reduce this impact.
- Intruder alarms
Intruder alarm systems are used in cars and buildings to protect against theft. Alarms are only permitted to sound for a set time. The noise they make often disturbs neighbours and may result in owners being fined.
- Tools and Pumps
Powered garden tools, electric or pneumatic tools, chainsaws or circular saws; gas or air compressors, swimming pool or spa pumps are restricted between the hours of 8:00pm to 7:00am on week days, 8:00pm to 8:00am on weekends and public holidays.
- Other Noise
Contact details of the appropriate regulatory authorities that are responsible for investigating and controlling offensive noise.
Links to relevant legislation plus information on Noise Abatement Orders and Directions and Noise Control Notices.