Pollution

Noise Pollution

Animal noise

Noise from pets such as dogs, parrots and roosters, please contact Ranger Services on 8384 0666.

People noise

This includes noise from parties, loud radios or stereos and revving cars. Please contact your local police station or SA Police on 131 444.

Noise from licensed premises

For noise from premises licensed under the Liquor Licening Act 1997, please contact the office of the Liquor and Gaming Commissioner on (08) 8226 8410, or SA Police on 131 444.

Machine noise

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) have set maximum permissible noise levels for certain types of machines during specified times ie lawnmowers, power tools/equipment, swimming pool pumps and filters and domestic air conditioners. Please contact the EPA on (08) 8204 2000 for further information. 

Industrial and other non-domestic noise

The EPA controls the maximum level of noise exposure for people living near industrial and other non-domestic premises. Please contact the EPA on (08) 8204 2000 for further information.

Air Pollution

Wood smoke

Smoke produced by domestic wood heaters can become a serious environmental nuisance for neighbours that may affect their health and home comfort.

Advice on the correct operation of your wood heater can be found on the EPA website or by contacting the EPA on (08) 8204 2000. The Australian Home Heating Association may also be able to offer expert advice in regards to the correct operation of your wood heater on (08) 8351 9288.

If your neighbour’s wood heater is producing smoke or odour that is affecting the enjoyment of your property, please refer to the EPA webpage or contact the environmental health team on (08) 8384 0666 to discuss your concerns. 

For more information about burning activities (burning of charcoal for warmth, in a brazier, fire pit or chiminea or burning within a dwelling in a fireplace) refer to the fire prevention webpage.

Additonal resources

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Storm Water Pollution

For pollution affecting storm water, for example, waste water, engine oil and paints, please refer to the EPA water quality webpage for further information or contact the environmental health team to discuss your concerns on (08) 8384 0628.

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