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Commercial and industrial noise can impact local communities, especially when it disturbs people's sleep at night. You must make sure your business doesn't cause annoying, distracting or harmful noise.

Commercial and industrial noise includes noise from:

  • construction sites
  • land development
  • outdoor and entertainment venues
  • roadworks
  • infrastructure projects
  • wind farms.

EPA gives guidance to help prevent noise pollution. We investigate noise complaints and set noise restrictions and regulations that businesses must follow.

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How to reduce noise from your business

Noise from commercial and industrial sites

Noise from outdoor venues

Indoor entertainment venue noise

Outdoor venue noise and event permits

Noise from infrastructure and roadworks

Residential noise

Environment Protection (Residential Noise) Regulations 2018

Prohibited times for residential noise

Construction noise and land development

Noise from residential construction and renovation

Noise from construction, large residential and mixed-use developments 

Noise from land development 

Wind farms

Noise from wind farms

Noise audits for wind farms

Reviewed 18 May 2020