Pollution Info - Noise
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
- religious worship
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:
- educational buildings used for non-commercial activities
- entertainment venues issued with a licence or permit by council or a liquor licence from Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation, with noise level conditions
- sites that have a development approval with noise level conditions.
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.