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Noise pollution can come from:

Ways you can prevent noise pollution include:

  • reducing noise from music
  • looking after your air conditioner
  • letting your neighbours know if you’re planning a noisy activity.

If you drive a noisy vehicle, EPA may require you to get a noise test for your vehicle

If you’re annoyed by a noisy neighbour, try to talk to them first. You can also report residential noise to the police or your local council.

EPA sets rules and guidance to help prevent noise pollution. We investigate commercial and industrial noise.

To complain about commercial or industrial noise, call our 24-hour pollution hotline on 1300 372 842.

Read next

Noise publications  

Residential noise 

Environment Protection (Residential Noise) Regulations 2018

Business and industry noise 

Noise from entertainment venues

Noise from vehicles, trains and trams

Noise from building work: residential subdivisions

Noise from building work: large residential construction

Commercial and industrial noise

Construction noise

Outdoor venue noise

Residential noise

Roadworks and major infrastructure noise

Noise tests for vehicles

Reviewed 20 November 2019