Residential noise survey 2017

Residential noise survey 2017


Why is EPA conducting the survey?

EPA is reviewing the Environment Protection (Residential Noise) Regulations 2008. These Regulations apply to noise from residential premises and residential premises under construction. They list specific noise generating items and the times their use is prohibited. You can read more about the prohibited times.

To help update the Regulations, EPA would like to hear from Victorians about experiences with residential noise.

The quick survey asks about types of residential noise you have been disturbed by and how you have been affected. The detailed survey asks about types of residential noise and construction activities you have been disturbed by, the times they occurred, how you have been affected, actions you took to resolve the issue, and questions about the current Regulations.

How will the survey results be used?

EPA will use the information provided through this survey to:

  1. Better understand what residential noise issues are
  2. Inform the revision of the Environment Protection (Residential Noise) Regulations 2008
  3. Deliver revised, updated Regulations that meet community expectations.

We will produce a report from the survey results, which will be available on our website.


EPA values and respects the privacy of the people it interacts with as well as protecting the personal and sensitive information collected in the course of performing its functions under the Environment Protection Act 1970. Our privacy policy can be viewed at this page.

Page last updated on 22 Mar 2017