How do I report neighbourhood noise?

The brochure ‘Dealing with neighbourhood noise’ outlines the steps you can take to prevent noise issues.

Talk to your neighbour

Try to solve the problem amicably by talking to the person responsible for the noise. They may not realise it is creating a nuisance.

Mediation

If the problem persists, contact a Community Justice Centre (CJC). These centres specialise in settling differences between neighbours. They can arrange mediation between yourself, the person responsible for the noise issue and a CJC representative to help solve the problem. This process is free and has a high success rate.

Contact your local police or council

If mediation is unsuccessful and the noise problem persists, contact your local council. They can investigate your complaint and issue a nuisance order.

View list of local councils

Contact the local police station
By phone: 131 444

Seek a noise abatement order

If you want to take action independently of the council, you can seek a noise abatement order from the local court. There are fees for applying for a noise abatement order.

Local court directory

Information about seeking noise abatement orders