Who you going to call? For noise complaints

In the second instalment in my series about who to call, I wanted to talk about noise complaints.

As we all know there are many things that make a lot of noise however there is only a few instances were excessive noise becomes a police matter.

When reporting the matter to Policelink online please ensure you provide specific information otherwise the complaint may not be able to be acted upon.

Download the Policelink App and that way you will be able to provide correct location information and report the matters online: Click here for the Policelink App.

The matters involving excessive noise that are dealt with by police are below:

Situation Who to call
Amplified music and/or  musical instrument

If the matter is non-urgent report on line to Policelink.  If you are unable to report online call Policelink on 131 444.

The online form gives you guidance as to what types of noise police will investigate and other alternatives.

Links for further information:
Policelink online noise complaint form

Parties and rowdy behaviour involving assaults, wilful damage and/or public nuisance.

If the matter is urgent and the crime is happening now call Triple zero (000)

If the matter is non-urgent report online to Policelink.  If you are unable to report online call Policelink on 131 444.

Links for further information:
Out of Control Events
Policelink online noise complaint form

Motorcycle noise being emitted whilst being driven on a place that is not a road. (Private property, parks and/or vacant land)

Amplified music coming from a vehicle that is on a road or in a public place.

If the matter is non urgent report online to Policelink. If you are unable to report online call Policelink on 131 444

Links for further information:
Policelink online noise complaint form

Alarms would not be considered excessive noise but here is some helpful information about who to call should you hear an alarm in your neighbourhood.

If the audible alarm is in relation to a smoke or fire alarm, please call Triple zero (000) immediately and speak with the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service.

If the audible alarm is in relation to a personal medical alert, please call Triple zero (000) immediately and speak with the Queensland Ambulance Service.

For all other alarms call Policelink on 131 444

The Moreton Regional Council Noise Control link is very helpful and provides a guide on the local laws for all other noise complaints e.g. air conditioner noise, tools, pumps, boats, barking dogs, refrigeration equipment and other devices.

There is also information available on the Policelink online noise complaint form when you select the type of noise that you are complaining about in the drop down box.

Next week: Welfare Checks

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

 

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