What times are residential noise restrictions in place?

The Protection of the Environment (Noise Control) Regulation 2008 covers neighbourhood noise laws. There are time restrictions on when noise from residential premises should not be heard inside a neighbour's residence. An offence occurs if the noise continues after a warning has been given by a council or police officer.

Time-of-day noise restrictions

During these times, noise should not be heard in a habitable room in a neighbour's residence.

Noise source

Time restrictions

Power tools

8pm to 8am on Sundays and public holidays

8pm to 7am on weekdays and Saturdays

Swimming pool and spa pumps

8pm to 8am on Sundays and public holidays

8pm to 7am on weekdays and Saturdays

Music

Midnight to 8 am on Friday, Saturday or any day preceding a public holiday

10pm to 8am on any other day

Air conditioner or water heater

10pm to 8am on weekends and public holidays

10pm to 7am on weekdays

Motor vehicles (except when entering or leaving residential premises)

8pm to 8am on weekends and public holidays

8pm to 7am on weekdays

Refrigeration unit fitted to motor vehicles

8pm to 8am on weekends and public holidays

8pm to 7am on weekdays

If someone is making noise during restricted times

See: What can I do about noisy neighbours?