Noise Restrictions

Noise can affect different people in different ways. What's acceptable to one person may be offensive to another.

The operation of noise emitting devices, instruments and equipment is restricted when the noise produced is audible inside an adjoining residence. The hours in which restrictions can be placed on the use of these items are outlined below.

Even outside of these hours restrictions can be placed on the use of these items, if they are creating noise which impacts on the comfort of others.

More information is available in brochures which are published by the NSW Environment Protection Authority.

Noise source

Restriction times

Power tools and equipment

  • Powered garden tools, e.g. lawn mowers and leaf blowers

  • electric or pneumatic tools

  • chainsaws or circular saws

  • gas or air compressors

  • swimming pool or spa pumps

8 pm to 7 am on weekdays

8 pm to 8 am on weekends and public holidays

 

Musical instruments and sound equipment

  • Radios

  • TV’s tape recorders

  • Record or compact disc players

  • Public address systems

  • Computer games

Midnight to 8 am on Friday, Saturday or any day preceding a public holiday

10 pm to 8 am on any other day

 

 Air conditioners

 

10 pm to 7 am on weekdays

10 pm to 8 am on weekends and public holidays

Motor vehicles

(Except when entering or leaving residential premises)

 

8 pm to 7 am on weekdays

8 pm to 8 am on weekends and public holidays

 

 Refrigeration units fitted to motor vehicles

 

8 pm to 7 am on weekdays

8 pm to 8 am on weekends and public holidays