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.

Find tips on dealing with residential noise in Annoyed by noise? (publication 406)

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.

The Victorian Government is taking steps to make sure that the delivery of essential goods and services can continue during coronavirus. There are some changes to noise restrictions. 

Read next

Noise publications

Noise legislation 

Commercial and industrial noise

Construction noise

Music noise

Residential noise

Roadworks and major infrastructure noise

Vehicle and transport noise

Reviewed 1 July 2020