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Pollution

Council has not prescribed its own noise standard, and therefore applies the default noise standards from the Environmental Protection Act 1994.

Equipment or activity

Times of use that noise standard applies to

Noise standard - prohibited noise level at affected premises

Air conditioning units and refrigeration equipment

7am-10pm

 

 

10pm-7am

More than 5 decibels (A) above

background level

 

More than 3 decibels (A) above

background level

Pumps attached to water tanks,

fountains, pools and spas

 

7am-7pm

 

 

7pm-10pm

 

 

10pm-7am

More than 5 decibels (A) above background level

 

More than 3 decibels (A) above background level

 

Any audible noise

Powerboats at premises

 

Before 7am and after 7pm Monday to Saturday.

Before 8am and after 6.30pm Sunday and public holidays.

Any audible noise

 

Powerboat sports in waterway (operating a jet ski or other power-driven personal watercraft, other than for fishing)

Before 7am and after 7pm Monday to Saturday.

Before 8am and after 6.30pm Sunday and public holidays.

Any audible noise for more than a

continuous period of 2 minutes at the same affected building.

Regulated devices, such as lawn

mowers, line trimmers, mulchers, leaf blowers, generators, compressors, and power tools

Before 7am and after 7pm Monday to Saturday.

Before 8am and after 7pm Sunday and public holidays.

Any audible noise

 

Building work being carried out by a registered contractor or builder, or under an owner-builder permit

Before 6.30am and after 6.30pm

Monday to Saturday.

Anytime Sunday and public holidays

Any audible noise

Use of a building for musical, sporting or other entertainment (e.g. tenpin bowling, concerts, indoor cricket, squash) or for

cultural or religious activities, excluding the use of licenced premises or use of buildings for an open-air event

7am-10pm

 

 

10pm-midnight

 

 

Midnight-7am

More than 5 decibels (A) above

background level

 

More than 3 decibels (A) above

background level

 

Any audible noise

 

Open-air events (an open-air competition, concert, display, race or other activity)

7am-10pm

 

 

10pm-midnight

 

 

Midnight-7am

More than 70 decibels (A)

 

More than 10 decibels (A) above

background level or 50 decibels (A) (whichever is the lesser)

 

Any audible noise

Amplifying devices (loudhailers, megaphones, remote telephone bells, public address systems excluding for a railway) excluding at an open-air event or building used for musical, sporting or other entertainment or for cultural or religious activities

7am-10pm Monday to Friday.

8am-6pm Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.

 

Before 7am and after 10pm Monday to Friday.

Before 8am and after 6pm Saturday,

Sunday and public holidays.

More than 10 decibels (A) above

background level

 

 

Any audible noise