Noise is generally deemed unreasonable if the volume, duration or intensity is considered disturbing. Noise can cause disruptions to sleep, the nervous system and can damage hearing.

Noisy Neighbours

The best option in the first instance is to talk to your neighbour to try and resolve the matter yourselves. This works well as often, your neighbour may not realise they are disrupting you. If talking to your neighbour does not resolve the matter you can contact Council during business hours on 6393 5300. If the noise occurs outside business hours, contact your local police station.

When is noise considered reasonable?
The Environmental Protection Authority outlines what times are considered reasonably acceptable for activities that generate noise. However, it is important to note that continuous or ongoing noise can become a nuisance, even within these prescribed hours. For more information about noise and restricted hours click here