Loud music accounts for up to 40% of all noise enquiries received by the Town of Bassendean. As a guide, try to maintain music levels within the confines of your home/building and any dominant bass component to a minimum. If you’re playing a stereo system, check to see if you can hear the music outside on your property boundary. If you can, it’s probably too loud. If you use speakers outside in your garden, be mindful of this noise on your neighbours.
If you’re practicing an instrument, you can play for up to one hour per day between 7.00 am and 7.00 pm from Monday to Saturday and between 9.00 am and 7.00 pm on Sundays and Public Holidays.
Also, try these simple tips to prevent noise from carrying:
- Play the instrument in a suitable room - a garden shed is not considered a suitable room;
- Maintain amplified instruments at the lowest volume possible;
- Consider sound-off pads and cymbal silencers on drum kits;
- Let your neighbours know when you’re likely to be practicing.