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Dealing with noise

Residential noise

For matters relating to barking dogs, see: Barking dogs.

If you are experiencing ongoing and unreasonable noise in a residential area, there are a number of ways to fix the problem:

1. Talk to your neighbour

Before you take any action, you should talk to your neighbour. Your neighbour may not even be aware of the noise they are making.

If you don't feel comfortable speaking with your neighbour:

2. Talk to your Owners' Corporation (formerly Body Corporate)

If you live in a body corporate or apartment, direct your complaints to the manager of the Owners’ Corporation.

Consumer Affairs Victoria has more information about how to complain to your Owners' Corporation.

3. The Noise App

If you make a complaint to us, you may be asked to download and use “The Noise App”.

The Noise App is a free app that is available for Apple and Android mobile devices.

It records samples of noise as well as the date and time that it is occurring. It also allows you to tell us how the noise affects you, how loud the noise is, where noise comes from , how long and often it can be heard . You can take multiple recordings for each time the noise occurs which helps show that the issue is ongoing

The information and the noise recordings submitted via this app is used to assist us in investigating the matter.

You can download the app here:

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Anti-social or threatening noise

If your noise problem happens after hours and is anti-social or threatening, the Police should be contacted by calling 000 at the time of the offence.

Noise from new developments

If you have a problem with noise from a new development, you should contact the developer or builder directly. Their contact details or company name are generally displayed on signage or on work vehicles.

The EPA website has more information on how to deal with noise issues, including when Council or the police can get involved.

Mowing in parks and reserves

Council does undertake mowing and gardening works in our parks and reserves. This work will only be done:

  • Mon - Sat: 7am - 6pm
  • Sun and public holidays: 9am - 6pm

We may have to undertake emergency work outside of these hours. If work is being done outside of these hours, please contact us to discuss.

Commercial or industrial noise

Please contact us to make a complaint relating to commercial or industrial noise.

One of our Officers for the Protection of the Local Environment (OPLE) will investigate your complaint.