The City of Stirling is a fantastic place to live due to its proximity to shops, restaurants, transport, employment and entertainment. However, these activities can create noise that sometimes disturbs our community.
Noise can come from a number of residential activities such as parties, renovations and appliances. Under the Environmental Protection Act 1986, unreasonable noise can be considered as an offence and is subject to regulatory controls.
If you have a noisy neighbour, we recommend that you approach them politely to discuss the issue and work together to reach a resolution. If the noise continues, you can report a noise issue to the City for investigation.
For further information on a variety of noise sources, see our Noise Information Guide.
Party noise generally exceeds the assigned noise levels. However, most neighbours will tolerate a one-off-party if they are notified before the party starts.
If you experience a noise disturbance as the result of a party, please phone the City’s security team on 1300 365 356. For immediate police attendance for a noise complaint, please contact them by phoning 131 444.
For more information, please see hosting a party.
Reporting a noise issue
Please note, swearing, shouting and other anti-social behaviour is a Police matter and will not be investigated by the City.
A mediation service is available from the Citizens Advice Bureau (08) 9221 5711 and may assist you to reach a resolution.
Environmental Health receives a large number of requests in relation to various matters. These are dealt with in order of receipt or in some instances by priority as determined by the City.
Anonymous requests or those with insufficient information will only be investigated in exceptional or emergency circumstances. Service requests deemed vexatious will not be pursued.
To report a noise issue, please complete a Noise investigation request form:
Noise investigation service request