If you are having problems with noise that you can hear from inside your home, you can contact the relevant authority to make a complaint.
If the relevant authority is Council, see make a noise complaint for information on how to report problem noises to Council.
Times residential noise is not permitted
The EPA (Environment Protection Authority) is responsible for setting the times when certain residential noise is not permitted. See their website for details of the times for residential noise and other helpful information about dealing with noise.
Who to contact
|Individual noise and antisocial behaviour occurring outside permitted hours (such as private parties, residential construction sites, and noise from equipment)||Local police station|
|Ongoing residential noise (such as regular private parties, residential construction sites, and regular noise from equipment)||Make a noise complaint|
|Noise caused by a barking dog||Report a barking dog|
|Noise caused by construction on commercial sites||Council Local laws on 9278 4949|
|Noise caused by garbage trucks that are operated by private contractors||Council Local laws on 9278 4949|
|Noise caused by Council-operated garbage trucks with the City of Boroondara logo||Council Infrastructure Services on 9278 4580|
|Industrial or commercial noise||Environment Protection Authority (EPA) on 9695 2722 or visit the EPA website|
To get help with an ongoing dispute about noise, visit the Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria.