Noise

Noise is unwanted sound that can come from many different sources in your neighbourhood: things like loud music, machinery and equipment.

Noise can affect health and wellbeing, particularly when sleep is interrupted. Some effects of noise include stress, annoyance and tiredness. The experience of noise is individual, so it is important to consider your own perception of sounds that annoy or disturb you.

Noise regulations

The noise regulations do not apply to noise that is specified in documents such as a planning permit, a building permit, or a permit granted by the Commissioner of Police.

The noise regulations do not apply to noise that is emitted by the operation of any equipment or machine carrying out work that is required for:

  • public health and safety
  • the provision of emergency services personnel in emergency situations
  • the safety and security of plant and equipment in emergency situations.

Find out more at Environmental Management and Pollution Control (Noise) Regulations 2016 

Resources

Noise Limit Guidelines  

Guidelines for Managing Trail Bike Noise

Guidelines for Assessing Noise Nuisance

Noise Construction

Noise Nuisance

Noise Residential