Using this guide

This guide provides an overview of the requirements that apply to wind turbine noise emissions under the Environment Protection Regulations 2021 (the Regulations) made under the Environment Protection Act 2017 (EP Act). It is intended to assist wind energy facility (WEF) operators to implement their obligations and to manage the risks of wind turbine noise emissions to prevent harm to human health and the environment. 

This guide provides and forms part of the state of knowledge about the general environmental duty (GED) relating to noise pollution from WEFs. It is not a substitute for legal advice about the effect of the Regulations. WEF operators should obtain legal and acoustic advice about their specific circumstances.

Reviewed 26 January 2024