The City aims to ensure noise levels in the community do not negatively impact on people’s health and well being. We do this by checking that new developments are designed to minimise noise impact and responding to complaints from residents.
The City’s Noise Information Sheet provides further details of permitted noise levels and actions that may be taken for continued excessive noise.
Important information: Some types of noise cannot be investigated by the City such as vehicles on roads, antisocial behaviour (ie screaming and yelling) and wild animals.
Noise from construction work is allowed from 7:00am – 7:00pm Monday - Saturday only (unless a permit to operate outside these hours is allocated by the City).
Domestic equipment can be used between
7:00am – 7:00pm Monday to Saturday
9:00am – 7:00pm Sundays/public holidays.
- Lawnmowers, chainsaws, power tools etc can be used for a maximum of two hours in any day.
- Musical instruments can be used for a maximum of one hour in any day.
Other common noise sources that have specific requirements, which are detailed below: