Noise in our environment tends to increase as our world advances and it has become a significant environmental issue. The quality of the acoustic environment, which includes the level of sound and its characteristics, can affect our work, leisure and sleep.
- About Noise'Noise' has many meanings but in the context of environmental management the term is synonymous with 'sound' or 'acoustic energy' and is taken to include mechanical vibration.
- Legislative Context - NoiseThe management and regulation of noise in Tasmania is provided by the Noise EPP, EMPCA, and the Noise Regulations.
- Noise ManagementThe EPA has both regulatory and advisory roles in relation to noise.
- Measures of NoiseThere are many measures of noise but environmental noise is normally measured in dB(A).
- Noise ComplaintsContact points for various types of noise issues.
- Noise PublicationsPolicy, legislative and technical documents as well as Guidelines in relation to Assessing Noise Nuisance, Noise Limits, Trial Bike Noise and Heat Pumps and Air Conditioners.
The Environment Protection Authority acknowledges the Tasmanian Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of lutruwita (Tasmania) and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.