What it contains

EPA has developed this toolkit to support local government (council) officers working in residential noise compliance and enforcement in Victoria. The toolkit explains the legal framework for councils to regulate:

  • residential noise under the Environment Protection Act 2017 (the Act) and Environment Protection Regulations 2021 (the Regulations), and
  • noise from the construction, demolition and removal of residential premises under the Act.

It also provides practical tips and advice on how council officers can investigate noise complaints using the Act’s risk-based compliance framework. In addition, it includes case studies that highlight the impacts unreasonable noise can have on people.

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4 May 2021

Reviewed 22 November 2022