Noise – aircraft, trains or road vehicles

Noise emissions from aircraft, trains and road traffic noise are generally exempt from the Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997.

All aircraft noise enquiries and complaints can be directed to:

  • The Aircraft Noise Enquiry Line (Airservices Australia) on 1300 302 240 for all local, domestic and international flights (including helicopters)
  • Pearce Airbase on 9571 2000 for all military flights (including military helicopters)

Noise emissions from rail can be directed to the Public Transport Authority Comment Line on 131 608.

The Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997 can apply where a vehicle is being used on private property in an unreasonable manner. This may include the excessive-revving of an engine. The normal vehicle movements of a person leaving their home is not considered unreasonable, regardless of the time of night or day.