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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, of 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