Neighbourhood noise

Neighbourhood noise, such as noise from animals, alarms, machines and parties can be very annoying and is a common source of complaint to Council, the Police and the Department of Environment, Climate Change & Water (DECCW).

Neighbourhood noise, such as noise from animals, alarms, machines and parties can be very annoying and is a common source of complaint to Council, the Police and the Office of Environhment and Heritage (New South Wales) (OEH).

If you are experiencing a noise problem, it is recommended that you select the link: Dealing with Neighbourhood Noise, a document produced by OEH which provides detailed information on what you can do if you find yourself subjected to unwanted noise.

Council is responsible under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 and Companion Animals Act 1998 for dealing with certain types of noise. Others are dealt with by the Police (especially at night), the Liquor Administration Board (pubs & clubs), the Waterways Authority of NSW (boats on the water) and a few by OEH.

Council's Environmental Health Officers and Rangers are authorised to investigate noise complaints and issue notices where offences are proven under the relevant legislation.

Enquiries regarding noise may be directed to Council's Customer Service Section by telephoning 6643 0200 during office hours.

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