It is an offence to create unreasonable noise that is detrimental to the amenity of the area or that offends others. This includes music, repairs and maintenance, domestic activities and heating and cooling equipment.
Unreasonable noise relates to:
- its volume, intensity, character or duration; and
- the time, place and other circumstances in which it is emitted.
Residential noise - it is an offense to breach the following time restrictions
It is an offence to install an intruder alarm that is not automatically rendered inaudible within ten minutes of being activated.
Barking dogs and animal noise complaints
The owner of any premises on which a dog is kept must prevent any unreasonable noise caused by barking. Report barking dog and other animal noise complaints to the Council 9932 1000. Out of hours call 9947 4685.
It is an offence to play unreasonable loud music from a car stereo while parked or driving.
The police have the power to have noise reduced or stopped between midnight and 8.00am.
Noise from commercial or industrial construction and demolition sites
The owner, builder or any person engaged in any construction or demolition work on a building site relating to any building used or intended to be used for industrial or commercial premises must ensure that any noise coming from the building site is inaudible in a habitable room in any residential premises.
This is regardless of whether any door or window is open, between 6.00pm to 7.00am Monday to Saturday, and 1.00pm Saturday to 7.00am Monday.
Noise from residential construction sites
The owner, builder or any person engaged in any construction work on residential premises must ensure that any noise coming from the building site is inaudible in a habitable room in any of the other residential premises.
This is regardless of whether any door or window is open, before 7.00am and after 8.00pm Monday to Friday, and before 9.00am and after 8.00pm on weekends and public holidays.