Noise restrictions and complaints

Check the noise restrictions and guidelines to find out what about acceptable noise levels and when you can make a noise complaint. There are restrictions about the level of noise from barking dogs, building sites, air conditions and other devices.

Check the list of noise complaints not handled by Council before making a complaint.

Acceptable noise levels and complaints

Find advice on acceptable noise levels, a guide to decibel levels for everyday situations, how to lodge a complaint for your neighbourhood and a list of noise complaints not handled by Brisbane City Council.

Air conditioning noise

Guidelines for air conditioning system noise in residential areas, including a link to how to lodge a complaint.

Amplifier devices

Links for lodging a complaint for noise from amplifier devices in residential areas.

Animal noise

Animal noise guidelines, including information on barking dogs, noise limits and how to handle noise complaints.

Building work noise

Guidelines for noise in residential building site areas, including a link to how to lodge a complaint.

Power boat engine noise

Noise regulations for power boat engine testing in residential areas, including information on how to reduce noise and lodging a complaint.

Refrigeration equipment noise

Information about how to reduce refrigeration equipment noise in residential areas, as well as guidelines and a link for how to lodge a complaint.

Tools and maintenance noise

Nuisance guidelines for tools and maintenance work around the home, including ways to reduce noise and a link to how to lodge a complaint.

Water pumps

Noise limits for water tank pumps, pool pumps and spa blowers. Includes information about how to reduce noise and a link to how to lodge a complaint.

27 November 2015