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EPA is currently reviewing the Environment Protection (Residential Noise) Regulations 2008 (the Regulations), also known as Residential Noise Regulations, before they expire in October 2018.
The Regulations are an important part of Victoria’s regulatory framework for noise management. They apply to noise from residential premises and residential premises that are under construction. They list specific types of equipment and their prohibited times. Noise is automatically unreasonable if certain items are audible inside a neighbouring residence during the prohibited times. These regulations are enforced by Victoria Police and local government officers.
EPA is reviewing the Regulations before they expire in October 2018. The review will evaluate the effectiveness of the current Regulations and consider policy options to help protect the community from unreasonable noise. The review will be informed by research and consultation with key stakeholders, including local government, Victoria Police, the community, and the construction industry.
As part of the review, an external reference group with representatives from local government, Victoria Police and other relevant stakeholders was formed in early 2017 to provide feedback and options for the review of the Regulations.
A regulatory impact statement and a draft of the proposed new Regulations are expected to be published in early–mid 2018, and we will be seeking your feedback at this stage. This webpage will be progressively updated to provide further information.
If you would like to receive email updates on this review, including opportunity for further participation, please email email@example.com. Alternatively, you can call us on 1300 372 842 (1300 EPA VIC).
Page last updated on 16 Nov 2017