Alarms & Air-Conditioners

In Western Australia, the noise from an air conditioner installed on a property must comply with the Regulations.

Under Section 80 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 a person who installs any equipment which, when operated, emits unreasonable noise commits an offence under the Act. It also states that if an occupier is convicted of committing an offence and it was installed by an installer, the occupier may recover the cost of installation, together with the amount of any penalty imposed from the installer by action in court.

Noise from Alarms and Air-Conditioners is deemed to be unreasonable where:

  • It does not comply with the Regulations.

  • The noise unreasonably interferes with the health, welfare, convenience, comfort or amenity of any person

Making a Noise Complaint

It is recommended that you read the relevant information we have available on the noise in question. The Shire of Mundaring will require you to complete a Noise Complaint Form and record the necessary details. Information such as the nature of the complaint, duration and exact location of the noise source is required. The Shire will then investigate the matter further and determine whether the noise complies with the Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997 (the Regulations).

More information

Making a Noise Complaint

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