What time can I use a lawn mower or other power tool?

Noise from mowing and other power tools is allowed:

  • from 8am to 8pm on Sundays and public holidays and
  • from 7am to 8pm on any other day.

Time restrictions on noise from power tools and pool pumps

Noise from power tools or pool pumps on a residential premise that can be heard in any habitable rooms of a neighbouring residence must cease during certain times: before 8am or after 8pm on any Sunday or public holiday, or before 7am or after 8pm on any other day.

An offence occurs if the noise continues after a warning has been given by a council or police officer.

Equipment covered

The equipment covered includes:

  • powered garden tools (petrol engine or electric motor)
    • lawn mower or lawn trimmer
    • leaf blower or sweeper
    • garden mulcher, chipper or shredder
    • edge-cutter
    • chainsaw
  • electric powered tools (including battery operated tools)
    • circular saw
    • electric drills and screw drivers
  • gas or air compressor and pneumatic tools
  • swimming pool pump
  • spa pump