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Noise can really upset your neighbour so be considerate.  Under the Environmental Management & Pollution Control (Miscellaneous Noise) Regulations 2004 there are certain defined hours you can use noisy equipment.

Power tools (excluding percussion tools), mixers and their drives, pumps and their drives, gas or air compressors, generators, etc

Permissible Hours for Use:
Monday – Friday – 7:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday – 8:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday, Good Friday & Christmas Day – 10:00am – 6:00pm

Permissible Hours for Use:
Monday – Friday – 7:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday – 8:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday, Good Friday & Christmas Day – 10:00am – 8:00pm

Chainsaws must not be used in a residential area or within 300m of a residence at anytime, unless for domestic garden maintenance on only one (1) day in any seven (7) consecutive days.

Permissible Hours for Use:
Mon – Fri – 7:00am – 6:00pm
Sat – 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sun & Public Holidays – 10:00am – 6:00pm

The use of Recreational Vehicles (i.e. dirt bikes, 4-wheelers, buggies, etc.) is specifically covered under the Environmental Management and Pollution Control (Noise) Regulations 2016.

These Regulations state ‘A person must not operate a motor vehicle for sport or recreational purposes within 500 metres of another residential premises.’

Please note ‘premises’ includes the grounds on which the home is located and is not restricted to the location of the dwelling itself. The 500m buffer distance is measured from the property boundaries on which the premises is located

For further information regarding Noise Information or complaints, please contact Council’s Environmental & Development Services Department on (03) 6268 7029.