Under the Environment Protection Act 1993 (SA) the definition of “pollution” includes noise pollution. This means that a person producing excessive noise could be in breach of the general environment duty under section 25. This could result in the issue of an Environment Protection Order or civil enforcement proceedings against the person responsible for the noise emissions.

Noise pollution may also cause environmental harm in which case the criminal offence provisions could be applicable. The Environment Protection (Noise) Policy 2007 provides more detail as to types and levels of noise that are acceptable under the Act. For further information on noise relating to domestic premises see Noise.