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Before submitting a complaint, we encourage you to make every effort to resolve the matter privately.

If you want to involve council we ask you to complete our Noise Record Sheet for 14 consecutive days.

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.

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.

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

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