A nuisance can be anything that unreasonably interferes with your enjoyment of your environment. It includes things such as:
- noise – e.g music, power tools, heat pumps etc.
- smoke – e.g. wood-heater smoke, incinerators or burning off
It is legally considered to be a nuisance if it is, or might be, a danger or harm to the health, safety or welfare of the public, causes excessive levels of noise or pollution, is a fire risk or is an unsightly article or rubbish.
For more information regarding environmental nuisances please:
- read our Environmental Nuisances Fact Sheet (PDF)
- visit the Tasmanian Environment Protection Authority Division’s website
- for concerns regarding hoarding, please visit Hoarding Home Solutions
Things to consider before contacting Council to lodge a concern –
- Have you spoken with your neighbour about your concern?
- Do you have photographic evidence, should Council require it?
- Regarding noise nuisances, have you kept a noise diary with dates & times of nuisance?
- Do you have the correct address of where the concern is being emitted from?