Noise Regulations

Noise has become an increasingly significant environmental issue.  The quality of the acoustic environment may affect our work, leisure and sleep.  Noise nuisance and deterioration of the acoustic environment need to be prevented.  The sources of noise are many: industry, transport, amplified music and others.  Different means are required to address problems from each of these sources. 

Restrictions on neighbourhood noise are prescribed in the Environmental Management and Pollution Control (Miscellaneous Noise) Regulations 2016.*

The existing regulations contain provisions on "neighbourhood" noise sources such as off-road vehicles, lawn mowers, power tools and heat pumps.  The Regulations are implemented by Derwent Valley Council or Tasmania Police.

For further information please go to EPA Tasmania, Environment Protection Authority.

Prohibited hours of use

Chainsaws powered by internal combustion engine operated within 300 metres of residential premises

Monday to Friday before 7am and after 6pm
Saturday before 9am and after 6pm
Sunday or public holiday before 10am and after 6pm

Mobile machinery, forklift truck or portable equipment

Monday to Friday before 7am and after 6pm
Saturday before 8am and after 6pm
Sunday or public holiday before 10am and after 6pm 

Motor vehicle, motor vessel or outboard motor

(unless the vehicle, vessel or motor is being operated to move into or out of residential premises or a construction or demolition site)

Monday to Friday before 7am and after 6pm
Saturday before 9am and after 6pm
Sunday or public holiday before 10am and after 6pm 

Musical instrument or sound-amplifying equipment

Monday to Thursday before 7am and after 10pm
Friday before 7am
Saturday before 9am
Sunday or public holiday before 10am and after 10pm

Power lawn mower and other garden maintenance equipment powered by an engine

Monday to Friday 7am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 8pm
Sunday or public holiday before 10am and after 8pm

 
 
Contact Council
Circle street
PO Box 595
New Norfolk Tas 7140
Tel: 03 6261 8500
Fax: 03 6261 8546
Opening Hours
Monday - Friday
8:15am to 5:00pm
(Closed on Public Holidays)