Unreasonable noise can be annoying. It can interfere with the health, welfare, convenience, comfort or amenity of a person receiving the noise. In most cases, noise issues are resolved by the people involved. Talking with your neighbours and coming up with a solution is the best way to deal with the problem. It could be as easy as turning down the bass on your stereo or practicing your musical instrument when your neighbour is still at work.
Where this hasn't helped, the City of Swan's Environmental Health Officers or the WA Police may be contacted for assistance.
The City of Swan will require you to complete a noise complaint form and record necessary details. Information such as the nature of the complaint, duration and exact location of the noise source is required. The City will then investigate the matter further and determine whether the noise complies with the Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997.
For more information on noise please refer to the following information sheets:
Air Conditioner Noise
An Installers Guide to Air Conditioner Noise
To lodge a noise complaint, please complete the Noise Complaint Form and submit to the City of Swan either by post or email.
Noise Complaint Form
For action by the WA Police please call 131 444 or visit their website.
Noise Management Plans
If you require to undertake works, such as roadworks, after hours you will need to make application using the form below.
Application for Approval of a Noise Management Plan