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State Regulations, Policies & Guidelines


SEPP N-1 (State Environmental Protection Policy N-1)

SEPP N-1 has the force of Law in metropolitan Melbourne and covers noise emissions from Commercial, Industry or Trade premises onto noise sensitive receivers.

NIRV (Noise from Industry in Regional Victoria)

NIRV aims to provide a balance between industry feasibility and community health in regional Victoria and provides recommended noise levels for industry to achieve at noise sensitive receivers.

SEPP N-2 (State Environmental Protection Policy N-2)

SEPP N-2 has the force of Law in Victoria and covers noise emissions from venues (Both indoor and outdoor) producing music at high levels. Examples include pubs, clubs, bars, music venues and gyms.

New South Wales

Noise Policy for Industry (NPFI)

The NPFI aims to ensure that noise is kept to acceptable levels in balance with the social and economic value of Industry in NSW.

OLRG (Office of Liquor, Racing & Gambling)

The ORLG manages noise from licenced premises such as pubs, clubs, bars and music venues.


Environmental Protection Regulations 2005

The regulations apply to noise generated from a place in the ACT that causes environmental harm in an affected place and helps form the ACT Environmental Protection Policies (EPP). Each of the three EPPs covers a different area of environmental noise emissions, they are:


Noise EPP (Environment Protection (Noise) Policy 2008)

The QLD Noise EPP governs noise emissions from industry by ensuring noise sensitive receivers aren’t exposed to noise levels above specified noise limits.

Liquor Regulations 2002

The Liquor Regulations specify noise limits for licenced venues with regard to music, patron and mechanical services noise emissions.

South Australia

Noise EPP (Environmental Protection (Noise) Policy 2007)

The SA Noise EPP sets out procedures for assessing noise from industry and sets noise goals for industry to achieve at noise sensitive locations.

EPA Guidelines (EPA guideline 279 2015, EPA guideline 888 2011)

EPA Guideline 279 applies to music from indoor venues while EPA Guideline 888 applies to outdoor events.


Noise EPP (Environmental Protection Policy (Noise) 2009)

The TAS Noise EPP covers noise emissions from Commercial, Industry or Trade premises onto noise sensitive receivers.

Western Australia

Noise EPR (Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997)

The WA Noise EPR assessed noise from Industry and incorporates assigned levels to noise sensitive receivers than adjusts it with an influencing factor to arrive at noise limits for industry.

Northern Territory

No official environmental noise assessment guidance is provided in the Northern Territory, therefore guidance is sought via other state documents such as the NSW Industrial Noise Policy for example.