Approval to Use Loud Vehicles and Machinery in Off-Street Areas - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require approval if you intend to use vehicles, equipment or machinery that emit levels of noise above acceptable limits in off-street areas. An off-street area is an area that is not a public street, such as:

  • residential neighbourhoods
  • private property
  • backyards
  • sporting grounds
  • parks and open spaces.

Your approval will require conformation with legislated restrictions that define loud vehicle, equipment, and machinery, their acceptable noise limits, and their use to certain hours of the day.

This approval may apply to items that emit loud noise such as:

  • motorbikes and trikes
  • car-type vehicles and outboard motors
  • mobile machinery
  • portable apparatus
  • lawnmowers, chainsaws, and air conditioners.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To apply for this approval, you must:

  • apply in writing to the department detailing your request
  • have an understanding and willingness to comply with the legislation relating to this approval
  • pay any appropriate fees
  • be willing to abide by any conditions in any approval given.

Grant of approval may depend on the noise-emitting item, the proposed site and the specific use.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

As specified in the approval but not exceeding 3 years.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Fees vary depending on individual circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for Approval to Use Loud Vehicles and Machinery in Off-Street Areas - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Application

Apply

Lodge your application with the Director.


Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Environment Protection Authority

Act(s) name

Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Noise Specialist, Noise
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Environment Protection Authority


Operating address:
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart
Tasmania 7000

Phone:

03 6165 4599

Fax:

03 6173 0254
EnvironmentEnquiries@environment.tas.gov.au

Supporting information

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