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LawAccess NSW makes some noise about noise

New online resource helps people with a neighbourhood noise dispute

Publication date: Thursday, 22 March 2018

People who have a noise dispute with their neighbours can find clear, simple, legal information about how to deal with their dispute thanks to a new topic on the LawAccess NSW website.

The new 'Noise' topic contains tips and information for people who have an issue with noise coming from their neighbour as well as people whose neighbour has complained about noise coming from them.

The new resource includes information about:

  • Noise restrictions
  • How to talk to your neighbour
  • Making a noise complaint – and responding to a noise complaint
  • Applying for a noise order – and responding to a noise order
  • Trying mediation to resolve your dispute

LawAccess NSW receives hundreds of call each year about neighbourhood issues and noise-related problems are a large proportion of these calls. Barking dogs, loud music and car alarms are common things that cause noise-related disputes between neighbours.

The new Noise information is part of the Representing Yourself section of the LawAccess NSW website. Representing Yourself is designed to help people who are dealing with legal problems in NSW without a lawyer, by providing practical, plain-language information about specific areas of the law and legal process.

The LawAccess NSW website also has information about Debt, Car Accidents, Recovery of goods, Local Court Small Claims, Fences, Employment Rights, AVOs, Fines, Driving offences and crime, After someone dies, as well as other skills-based topics including Mediation, Negotiation and Reading and writing legal documents.

The Noise information is now available on the LawAccess NSW website

For more information about the website or to provide feedback, please call LawAccess NSW on 1300 888 529.


Above: Barking dogs are a common cause of noise-related disputes between neighbours.