If you have a problem with noise from your neighbours the first step is to talk to them and work together to find a solution. Sometimes people are not aware they are making noise that is disturbing you.
Types of Noise
The types of noise that may cause concern are:
- noisy electric or motorised tools and equipment
- amplified music from stereos, etc
- spa or pool pumps
- air conditioners and heating units
- gas fired scare guns
- building noise
Note: If the problem is behavioural or occurs after hours, Police should be contacted at the time of offence.
For a list of prohibited times click on the Prohibited Times for Noise link or for more information click on the Annoyed By Noise brochure link.
The Reaching Agreement website developed by the Department of Justice provides useful videos, information, relevant links and contacts to assist residents on how to effectively resolve disputes.
If you are unable to resolve the issue with your neighbour you can contact Public Health on 1300 368 333 or the Dispute Settlement Centre (Eastern Region) on 8803 8533 for further information or assistance.