Cassowary Coast Regional Council

Nuisance/Pollution Nuisance/Pollution

Nuisances can be dust, smoke, air, light and noise at a property.  Laws have been introduced to help keep a balance between quality of life and monitoring activities that have the potential to annoy others within the community.

  • For residential premises, the use of lawn mowers, power tools and hammers is restricted to Monday to Saturday 7am – 7pm and Sunday or public holidays 8am and 7pm.
  • For residential or commercial construction sites the use of air compressors, concreting equipment, power tools, vibratory equipment, hammers and generators is restricted to Monday to Saturday 6.30am to 6.30pm. No audible noise is permitted on Sundays and public holidays.
  • The noise of a dog barking or any other animal must not be audible in neighbouring premises for periods exceeding 10 minutes in any period of 1 hour.

Please read this noise nuisance table so you know who to contact for your issue:

Barking Dogs Council - Local Laws Section
Spa Blowers and Pool Pumps Council - Environment Section
Air-conditioning Equipment Council - Environment Section
Refrigeration Equipment Council - Environment Section
Amplified Music from a stereo or radio Police
Commercial Venue Selling Alcohol (Pub) Queensland Liquor Licensing Commission
Vehicle Noise Queensland Transport and Police
Trail Bike Police


If the matter is an emergency or requires urgent attention, please call 1300 763 903.


Nuisance / Pollution
Cassowary Coast Regional Council is collecting your personal information to investigate your submission in relation to nuisance/pollution as stated in this webform. The collection of this information is authorised under the Environmental Protection Act 1994. Your personal information will not be disclosed to a third party unless required by law. You may access this information on the appropriate form obtainable from Council's website at any time.
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