Noise pollution can disrupt and interfere with our daily lives. Sources of local noise pollution include air conditioners, power tools, dogs, building work, powerboats and swimming pool pumps .
Resolving noise complaints
Advice on making a complaint and contact details of authorities responsible for noise management are available in our noise complaint resolution factsheet [PDF, 0.2MB]
If you are concerned about noise from a neighbour, try talking to them first. In most cases, the problem can be resolved without anyone else being involved.
For advice and guidance on noise from dogs, please refer to barking dogs
Regulations and advice
Advice on different types of noise pollution is available in our fact sheets:
Council only has jurisdiction to act on certain noise pollution issues, and shares the responsibility of noise control with other government bodies.
For more information about noise pollution, refer to Toolbox.