City of Wodonga



Speaker from stereo.

The Environmental Protection Agency's Annoyed By Noise? information booklet can help you find the best way to address common residential noise issues.

It also provides advice on factory noise, music noise from public premises, motor vehicle and traffic noise, train/tram noise and other noises.

The table on page 11 lists prohibited times for noisy equipment used on residential premises.

The booklet was produced by the EPA with support from the Victorian Government.

What is residential noise?

Residential noise only applies in a residential area. The noise may be unreasonable at any time of the day, depending on its volume, intensity and duration, and the time, place and other circumstances in which it is emitted. A list of specific types of equipment and their use is prohibited is accessible in the Environment Protection (Residential Noise) Regulations (2008). The times of use are dependent on the type of equipment being used and the day of the week; however, some equipment may still be too loud even when used during the appropriate times.

I am being annoyed by noise my neighbour is causing. During what times are they allowed to make noise?

For lists outlining prohibited times for noisy equipment used on residential premises, see page 11 of the Annoyed By Noise? information booklet.

My neighbour plays loud thumping music constantly. What can I do about this?

Speak to your neighbour first and try to resolve the issue. If the matter is not resolved, please contact our community focus team on (02) 6022 9300.

What are acceptable noise levels for premises under construction?

The Environment Protection Act 1970 and the regulations apply to all residential premises under construction, from single homes, to large apartment blocks and the early land preparation work on residential subdivisions. They prescribe items and times when their use is prohibited, if they can be heard in another residence.


PDFEPA's Annoyed By Noise? information booklet (PDF 390KB)

Last updated: 13-12-2012

Share this page