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Noise Restriction laws in QLD
banjo 
15/4/07 12:10:39 PM
Guru

Where would I find out info for these laws? I ask because of late we seem to be having some disputes with one of our neighbours. She's decided she doesnt like me practicing guitar.. last weekend she came over and told me to be quiet and just then she was telling me to shutup from her yard.

Now I don't play that loud... My brother can't even hear it in his room. Though he has headphones on, they arent blaring with music or anything...

So what rights do I have in terms of practicing music? It's not disgustingly loud, it's not offensive music. she is just a prude who likes to live her life as a bitch :)

AFAIK sound restrictions kick in after 10pm or what not.. but Im practicing at normal times. Middle of the day, afternoon, etc.

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Virtuoso 
15/4/07 12:12:03 PM
SuperHero
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Noise is a local Council regulation. Check their website for details.

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ghost_ops 
15/4/07 12:19:11 PM
Titan

tell her if she keeps whinging you will take up the drums instead.

as long as you are not practicing at night or every single day of the week then i can't see a problem.

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spyhunter 
15/4/07 12:19:20 PM
Hero
Titan


Check with your local council. Generally speaking, if you are making persistent noise that can be heard from the boundary of your property, it is too loud.

I used to work in Local Govt listening to noise complaints a lot, it's best to just try to come to an agreement in order to be able to live with your neighbour, rather than making matters 'official'.

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MSGT Bilko 
15/4/07 12:43:00 PM
Overlord

Even if you play softly, they will sit on the fence and wait for you to start up again, and then prcede to yell at you some more.

Even if they can not here it once they are acctually inside their house. These sorts of ppl can not be bargianed with, unless there is somesort of mediation happening.

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FAZZ Gundam 
15/4/07 12:43:43 PM
Titan

Headphones. Problem solved.

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Myra`Jai 
15/4/07 1:24:18 PM
Guru

try here nick:

http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/BCC:STANDARD:2058822790:pc=PC_283

Common noise complaints not handled by Council
The Council does not deal with these common complaints:

noise from music, parties, off-road vehicles and burglar alarms - contact the Queensland Police on 07 3364 6464
noise from premises with a liquor licence - contact the Department of Tourism and Racing's Liquor Licensing Division on 07 3224 7196
other types of noise complaints may be dealt with by the Environmental Protection Agency - contact the agency on 07 3224 5520



but wait, theres more...

Amplifier devices include items such as:

loud-hailers
megaphones
public address systems
remote telephone bells
telephone repeater bells

Noise limits
If noise from an amplifier device exceeds the following levels at a neighbour's house, the owner or operator of the device may be issued with a fine.

7am to 10pm
Monday to Friday
No greater than 10 decibels above the background noise

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Smiffdog 
15/4/07 2:42:12 PM
Banned

Its basic consideration.

I mean how would you feel if someone did the same to you?

We have had problems with noisy neighbours and it sucks.

Basically they will only complain and tell you to stop if they can hear you so obviously they can hear you in the first place and you should do something about that.

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thetap 
15/4/07 2:48:50 PM
Hero
Immortal


Just tell her you're living the Australian Dream. Jimi Hendrix never had neighbours like that.

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banjo 
15/4/07 3:36:48 PM
Guru

No smiffdog, thats the thing. I am being considerate. I am not playing at excessive levels nor am I playing 12 hours of the day every day of the week. My amp is barely turned up to 1/4 and I generally practice every 2nd-3rd day for anywhere between 5 mins and an hour..

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pappes 
15/4/07 4:28:04 PM
Guru

Try to come to an agreement with the neighbour, if you can practice at the times when the neighbour normaly works/shops/goes to the gym the it is a win-win situation.

Police can tell you to turn down music (and/or confisacte equiptment) at any time of the day because some people work odd shifts and need to sleep during the day.

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Squidy 
15/4/07 4:29:34 PM
Hero
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That's women for you. Kick the bitch's teeth in. I can gaurantee your guitar will be the least of her problems then.

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banjo 
15/4/07 4:45:41 PM
Guru

Quote by pappes
Try to come to an agreement with the neighbour, if you can practice at the times when the neighbour normaly works/shops/goes to the gym the it is a win-win situation.

Police can tell you to turn down music (and/or confisacte equiptment) at any time of the day because some people work odd shifts and need to sleep during the day.




See thats the thing.. she's always freakin' home. This has happened on a weekday around 12.30pm and today at around 12. They are a normal family. 2 adults and 2 kids.. no odd hours being slept.

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Smiffdog 
15/4/07 4:46:16 PM
Banned

But they can still hear you from another house banjo that is the issue.

As said you need to come to a solution with the neighbour or find a way to keep noise within your own property.

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enzyme 
16/4/07 10:32:17 AM
Primarch
90 dB on the footpath (well it is in Tassie might be different there).
If the cops call you on it ask to see the dB meter (which they won't have as they have to get someone from the EPA to do it). Then spin them some shit about human hearing being too subjective (especially to a non trained ear) and they need to get the noise properly measured or they can sod off!

I've had a bit of experience dealing with this stuff being a sound guy and a musician.

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