Noise is classified as unwanted sound. This can be disruptive and cause someone to lose sleep, suffer health issues or experience emotional stress. Unreasonable noise can include:
- A loud party
- Amplified music
- Noise from air conditioners and pool pumps
- Loud power tools, such as angle grinders and drills, and machinery
Noise in Western Australia is regulated by the Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997
. If you make a complaint about noise, the City of Belmont’s Environmental Health Officers are authorised to enforce the Noise Regulations and investigate your complaint.
How to deal with noise issues in your neighbourhood
In most cases, you can resolve noise issues with your neighbours with a polite and friendly conversation, phone call or text. They may not realise the noise is excessive and may be happy to take action – for example by turning down their music or moving stereo equipment inside.
If you are the one making noise, please consider any feedback from your neighbours to help maintain a friendly and enjoyable community atmosphere.
If you can’t resolve a noise issue with your neighbour, you can:
- Phone the City’s Environmental Health Officers during office hours on 9477 7222;
- Phone the WA Police on 131 444 or the City’s Community Watch on 1300 655 011 outside of office hours.
While the Community Watch staff are not authorised noise officers, they can check on noise issues and gather information to provide to the police or the City’s Environmental Health Officers.
Find out how to deal with nuisance noise
Aircraft noise can be an issue in the local community and can affect people in different ways. Noise from the movement of aircraft, road and rail traffic does not need to comply with the Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997
, which are normally used to deal with common noise issues.
Airservices Australia is the organisation responsible for managing questions and complaints about aircraft noise – and the City of Belmont generally does not deal with these issues.
If you have a concern about aircraft noise, you can make a complaint to the Noise Complaints and Information Service (NCIS)
. The NCIS aims to make contact within 21 days of receiving your question or report of a noise issue to which they can reasonably respond.
Visit Perth Airport's Aircraft Noise Information Portal
Perth Airports Municipalities Group Inc (PAMG)
The City of Belmont is a member of the Perth Airports Municipalities Group Inc. (PAMG).
The group meets quarterly and includes representatives from Perth Airport, Airservices Australia, the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development and the Aircraft Noise Ombudsman.
This is not a public forum – but the PAMG encourages input from the local community through its member councils and their nominated councillors.
The PAMG also helps facilitate the Perth Airport Community Forum which has been established by Perth Airport.
This forum provides the chance for you to speak directly with staff from Perth Airport, Airservices Australia and other agencies if you have a concern or question.
Visit the PAMG website for more information