Noise Control Advice

Noise pollution is defined as 'the emission of offensive noise, which means noise that by reason of its level, nature, character or quality, at the time at which it is made, is harmful to or interferes with the comfort of a person outside the premises from which the noise is emitted".

Below is a list of domestic noise sources and the times during which special restrictions apply.

Domestic Noise Source Restriction Time Who to Contact
Power Tools and Equipment (powered garden tools, e.g. lawn mowers, leaf blowers, electric or pneumatic tools, chainsaws or circular saws, gas or air compressors, swimming pool or spa pumps) 8:00 PM to 7:00 AM on Weekdays and Saturdays. 8:00 PM to 8:00 AM on Sundays and Public Holidays Local Council during business hours or Police after hours
Musical Instruments & Sound Equipment (radios, TV's, stereos, public address systems or computer games) 12 midnight to 8:00 AM Every Day Local Council during business hours or Police after hours
Domestic Air-Conditioners 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM on Weekdays. 10:00 PM to 8:00 AM on Weekends and Public Holidays Local Council during business hours
Motor Vehicles (except when entering or leaving residential premises) 8:00 PM to 7:00 AM Weekdays. 8:00 PM to 8:00 AM on Weekends and Public Holidays Local Council during business hours or Police after hours
Refrigeration Unit fitted to Motor Vehicles 8:00 PM to 7:00 AM on Weekdays. 8:00 PM to 8:00 AM on Weekends and Public Holidays Local Council during business hours or Police after hours