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Public health nuisances and complaints

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Environmental Health Officers investigate any nuisance complaints under the nuisance provisions of the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008. Nuisances may include noise and odour complaints. A nuisance is defined as being dangerous or liable to be dangerous to health or offensive.

It is often the best approach to speak to your neighbour or the person you deem is causing the nuisance. In many instances they may be unaware that an activity is in fact creating a nuisance.

The Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria can provide information and advice about the best way to approach your neighbour, and can also facilitate a formal mediation process between the relevant parties.

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