Aircraft Noise

Aircraft noise is an inevitable by-product of aircraft operations. In Australia there are a range of legislative and other controls to manage the impact of aircraft noise.

The following links provide information on the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development's work in this area.

  • The section contains information about Australian Standard AS 2021-2000: Acoustics—Aircraft noise intrusion—Building siting and construction.

  • This section contains information about the curfews at Sydney, Adelaide, Essendon and Coolangatta (Gold Coast) airports.

  • This section contains information about aircraft noise regulations, permit application forms and guidelines for the operation of adventure flights.

  • This area discusses the use of supplementary noise descriptors to provide additional information about aircraft noise to residents living in the vicinity of airports. Publications and the latest versions of the Department's aircraft noise transparency software, TNIP (Transparent Noise Information Package), are available for download.

  • This section provides information about the Sydney and Adelaide Aircraft Noise Insulation Programmes.

Aircraft Noise Complaints

If there are specific flights or noise concerns you would like to discuss further, these can be raised with Airservices Australia via its Noise Complaint and Information Service (NCIS). The NCIS can also provide more detailed information about current and historical aircraft movements. The NCIS can be contacted:

Further information can also be obtained from:

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Last Updated: 22 January, 2015