Do you have noisy neighbours?

A woman is woken up by some noisy neighbours early in the morning. A woman is woken up by some noisy neighbours early in the morning.

Your neighbours may not realise how their noise is affecting you. Most noise concerns can be resolved with a simple conversation.  To get the conversation started follow these tips:

  • Think ahead of time about what you want to say
  • Choose a time to chat that is convenient
  • Explain calmly how the noise is affecting you
  • Listen to your neighbour’s side of the story and acknoweldge what they tell you
  • Suggest a solution – do you want them to lower the noise or change the time they make the noise
  • Be willing to compromise
  • Keep a record of your conversation/s while it is still fresh in your mind – this may be useful in the future
  • Consider dispute coaching or mediation by the Conflict Resolution Service (6190 7100). This service is free for neighbourhood disputes.

For more information and tips visit www.act.gov.au/noise