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Parties, music and anti-social behaviour

Disruptive party music and/or anti-social behaviour e.g. screaming, yelling, abuse and intimidation, should be referred to the Police on 131 444 (Police can attend after hours and have the noise authority to deal with these types of noises).

Noise limits significantly reduce after 10pm Monday-Saturday and after 7pm on Sundays.

Some party organisers mistakenly believe that party music can legally be played until midnight. There are no such exemptions under the Regulations, although neighbours may be more accepting on Friday or Saturday night.

Neighbours will more than likely tolerate ‘one-off parties’ if they have been given advanced notification of the address and date of the party, time the music will be turned down or off, and a contact phone number for the party organiser.

  • Where possible, outdoor speakers should not be used, or at a minimum be directed away from neighbours’ homes.
  • The bass should be kept low and the party moved indoors with windows and doors closed. particularly after 10pm.

Music may likely be considered as unreasonable by neighbours if it can be heard clearly at their boundary. Neighbours are entitled to seek Police assistance should the music/noise be unreasonable.