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About Noise

'Noise' has many meanings but in environmental management, the term means 'sound' or 'acoustic energy' and includes 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.
  • 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.

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.