Pollution Info - Noise
Outdoor entertainment events, including the following, need to comply with the permitted noise levels and not cause a nuisance to neighbours:
- sporting competitions and races.
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 – noise is no more than 70 decibels (A)
- 10pm to midnight – no more than 10 decibels (A) above the background noise level or 50 decibels (A), whichever is lower
- midnight to 7am – no noise heard.
The permitted noise levels do not apply to:
- educational buildings used for non-commercial activities
- entertainment events 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 the impact of noise levels by:
- having a noise management plan
- planning the location and orientation of stages, audio systems and amplifier devices – face away from neighbours
- turning noise down, particularly the bass
- letting your neighbours know about the event and providing an event hotline for complaints
- monitoring noise levels during the event.