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