Playing musical instruments can cause a nuisance to your neighbours depending on how often they are played, when they are played, and how loud they are.
Prevent music practice causing a noise nuisance
We recommend that you:
- limit practice to a maximum of 45 minutes a day
- do not practice between the hours of 8.00pm and 8.00am on weekdays
- do not practice between 8.00pm and 10.00am on weekends or public holidays
- keep windows and doors closed
- do not practice or play in rooms next to your neighbour’s property
- do not use amplifiers
- use headphones if possible
- use practice pads for drumming
- use sound-proofed practice rooms if possible
It is also worthwhile speaking to your neighbours to ask them if they can hear your music or if it causes them annoyance, and agreeing to suitable times to practice.
Neighbourhood Enforcement Team
Community Safety Hub
Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm Friday and Saturday: 9.00pm to 3.00am (answerphone outside these hours)