Event noise management plan

If you propose to have live bands or use amplified devices at your event, then you need to provide a Noise Management Plan to Brisbane City Council before your Entertainment Event Permit application can be assessed.

You need to engage a qualified acoustic engineer to develop the Noise Management Plan. The Association of Australian Acoustical Consultants provides a list of member Acoustical Consultants.

The plan should include:

  • a site plan including the location of the event, neighbouring land-use details, location and orientation of stages and public address or audio systems
  • all potential sources of noise nuisance
  • steps that will be taken to minimise the risk of nuisance
  • a plan for notifying potential noise-affected premises and closest sensitive receptors
  • details of acoustic monitoring during the event
  • how complaints received before, during and after the event will be addressed.

For further information on noise limits for events, phone Council's Business Hotline on 133 BNE (133 263).

Last updated: 9 May 2019