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Pollution Info - Noise

Indoor venues


Noise from indoor venues, including the following, needs to comply with the permitted noise levels and not cause a nuisance:

  • indoor cricket or netball
  • ten pin bowling
  • concerts
  • religious worship
  • squash.


Permitted noise levels

If the noise at a premises is over the following levels, a fine or notice may be issued to the responsible person:

  • 7am to 10pm - no more than five decibels (A) above the background noise level
  • 10pm to midnight – no more than three decibels (A) above the background noise level
  • midnight to 7am – no noise heard.



The permitted noise levels do not apply to:


How to reduce noise levels

You can help reduce noise by:

  • planning the location and orientation of stages, audio systems and amplifier devices – face away from neighbours
  • installing a solid fence or barrier
  • selecting quieter equipment and amplifier devices or use alternatives (e.g. using a pager or replacing telephone repeater bells with a visual alarm)
  • limit time noisy equipment and devices are used
  • if possible, keep doors and windows closed
  • consider installing a noise limiting device.