The Environmental Protection Act 1986 and the Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997 are administered by local government Environmental Health Officers. It aims to protect people from unnecessary noise while letting them carry out their business and social activities.
Unreasonable noise refers to the duration, frequency and time of day the noise is emitted as well as interference with the health, welfare, convenience, comfort or amenity of the complainant.
If you are experiencing noise disturbance, you can try to speak to the person that is causing the noise as soon as the problem arises, expressing your case honestly and respectfully. In many instances, they are unaware that they are causing a problem and may remedy the situation.
- party noise, loud stereos;
- practice of musical instruments;
- lawn mowers, power tools and other devices;
- air-conditioners, pool pumps, spas, heaters;
- construction noise; and
- bird noise and roosters.
Note: For dog barking complaints, please contact the City Assist team on 9439 0200.
Noise from construction work is allowed from 7am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday (not including Sundays and public holidays).
- where there is a possibility that the community may be negatively impacted upon by the noise the application is based on, for example, the delivery of an oversized plant or structure, emergency works, maintenance, repair or works of public infrastructure, or public infrastructure works; or
- where the applicant can demonstrate that no one within the community will be adversely impacted by the construction work
When lodging a complaint to the City of Kwinana Environmental Health Services, you maybe requested to complete a noise log sheet
for a period of time to assist the matter of investigation and/or to contact City Assist on 9439 0200 for after hours attendance.
Traffic, Rail and Aircraft Noise
Noise by vehicular traffic, trains and aircrafts is not covered by the Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations. Residents wishing to make a complaint in relation to these can contact the Department of Commerce.
The City recommends attempting to resolve matters amicably with your neighbour where possible. If unsuccessful, you can make a formal noise complaint by completing the Noise Complaint Form.