Neighbourhood noise

Neighbourhood noise
Use of power tools
General noise control restrictions apply in our City. Read steps you can take to resolve noise-related issues. Neighbourhood noise community residents canterbury bankstown General noise control restrictions apply throughout NSW. Find out about complaints and exactly what you can and can’t do pertaining to making noise in your neighbourhood.  

​​​​​​Neighbourhood noise such as power tools and loud music can be problematic, but there are steps you can take to resolve any problems that may arise. ​

Resolvin​g the issue

Your first steps should always be speaking to your neighbour to see if you can work out a solution together. If that isn't  ​possible, or if the problem persists, you can take further action.

Next steps

Visit the Environment Protection Authority website for details of the law on neighbourhood issues. Their website details your legal rights and any restri​ctions, as well as their advice for seeking abatement orders.


To raise a noise issue to Council, ​contact our Customer Service Centre on 9707 9000.​

The City of Canterbury Bankstown acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, water and skies of Canterbury-Bankstown, the Darug (Darag, Dharug, Daruk, Dharuk) People. We recognise and respect Darug cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge the First Peoples’ continuing importance to our CBCity community.