Noise pollution is any unwanted sound that’s annoying, distracting or harmful to a person’s wellbeing. Find out how you can prevent or report noise pollution.
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Noise pollution can come from:
Ways you can prevent noise pollution include:
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.
Reviewed 20 November 2019