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Find times when noise related activities are prohibited in residential areas or how to report a noise issue.

Prohibited times Environmental Protection (Residential Noise) Regulations 2008

Prohibited times apply when the noise can be heard from inside a habitable room of another residential premises.

Group Prescribed items Prohibited times
1 A motor vehicle (except a vehicle moving in or out of premises), lawn mower or other grass cutting device and any equipment or appliance not falling within Group 2 having an internal combustion engine. Monday to Friday: before 7am and after 8pm. Weekends and public holidays: before 9am and after 8pm
2 An electric power tool, chain or circular saw, gas or air compressor, pneumatic power tool, hammer and any other impacting tool, grinding equipment. Monday to Friday: before 7am and after 8pm. Weekends and public holidays: before 9am and after 8pm
3. A domestic air conditioner, swimming pool pump, spa pump, domestic heating equipment (including central heating and hot water systems) and domestic vacuum cleaners. Monday to Friday: before 7am and after 10pm. Weekends and public holidays: before 9am and after 10pm
4 A musical instrument and any electrical amplified sound reproducing equipment including a stereogram, radio, television and public address system. Monday to Thursday: before 7am and after 10pm. Friday: before 7am and after 11pm Saturday and public holidays: before 9am and after 11pm. Sunday: before 9am and after 10pm.
5. Any electric equipment or appliance not falling within Group 2, Group 3 or Group 4, including electric gardening equipment. Monday to Friday: before 7am and after 8pm. Weekends and public holidays: before 9am and after 8pm.

To report a residential noise issue submit an online service request.

After hours noise - please contact your local Police Station. You should also contact the police if threats or abuse between neighbours occurs.

Commercial and Industrial noise - please contact the Environment Protection Authority.

Licensed venue noise - please contact the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation.

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