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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.
  • Noise & Vibration
    Noise and Vibration are forms of mechanical energy that, through a variety of mechanisms, can lead to adverse impacts on people, animals and structures.
  • Why Noise & Vibration are Important
    Humans and many animals have an acute sense of hearing and so significant extraneous noise can interfere with communication, lead to annoyance and cause hearing damage.
  • Community Response to Noise
    Individuals can have widely different responses to noise but it is possible to establish the general response of the community to varying levels of noise.

‚ÄčNoise Specialist
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 4599
Email: Enquiries@epa.tas.gov.au

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.