Dealing with neighbour noise

Benefits of keeping a noise diary

Council will often request complainants to keep a noise diary detailing:

  • date
  • time
  • duration
  • nature or type of noise
  • location of noise source
  • other identifying features such as registration of a noisy vehicle.

The diary should be kept for around two to three weeks and then forwarded to Council.

The information is used to determine the frequency, offensiveness and whether the complaint is reasonable.