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I have not long moved house and our new neighbourhood is somewhat horrible we have neighbours that play loud music all night iam talking from 8pm until like 2am or sometimes 10am the next morning no joke this goes on Friday Saturday and Sunday I did once call the police when we just moved in to complain but they a little reluctant to come out
I cannot stand it anymore I just want to sleep at night what makes it worse my daughters bedroom is so close to the neighbours so her sleep is non existence
What to do


Posted by houseWork27, 25th April 2014


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  • Your neighbours can either make or break you so it is a delicate situation. I think you are better to try to get along with your neighbours as they know when you are home or not!!!
    If you get them on side you are in a better position to ask politely if they could turn the music down a bit. They will be more reluctant to see it your way if you call the police on them!

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  • There are rules and regulations regarding making noise and time curfews. The police should attend if the neighbours are breaching the rules and regulations. Maybe look into noise pollution rules as there may be another area that looks after noise pollution.

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  • Nothing worse than not being able to get a good nights sleep

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  • My heart goes out to you, as we went through a similar experience. In the end we had to move for the sake of our own sanity.

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  • thats a tricky one :(

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  • Hope your neighbours will be change their habit after that. Sounds not friendly neighbours.

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  • I dont think that there is much else you can do other than keep calling the police, and make sure you document everything, what time and date the music started and what time it ends

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  • I think you can only keep complaining and it will have to change

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  • That is a hard one, I would just keep ringing the police they can get fined from memory from not abiding by the rules. I think it is your only hope. If you are renting and not a home owner I would talk to the real estate regarding the situation and also find out if they own or rent too as they will be booted out after a number of complaints if they are renting.

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  • My neighbours are like that, l have called the police countless times but they still do it. I have tried to talk to them but they just get worse.

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  • it is very difficult. i feel for you. good luck

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  • Get to know your other neighbours who he might be annoying as well. Have everyone put in complaints so it’s more than one voice complaining. Good luck!

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  • I’m sorry to say but call the police on them, noise should be stopped by an reasonable time

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  • Ah, been there, done that and it sure ain’t fun. Some neighbours are approachable, and others aren’t. First thing I’d do is get an exercise book and keep a diary of dates, times, how long the noise lasts, what type of noise, etc. A human version of the “Barking Dog Diary” that you have to fill out for most suburban councils. This way, if you approach the neighbours, you can give definite details of when the noise is a problem, rather than saying something non-specific like “the other night”, etc. And a diary like that is ammunition for when you call the police and they want details. If you’re both renting Government Public Housing, contact the department for advice. If the problem escalates, detailed records will be required by the Residential Tenancies Tribunal (assuming you’re both renting). It won’t hurt to phone that government department (or equivalent) in whatever state you live, as they will be able to give you advice. Your local council may also have details of Community Mediation programmes if you either don’t feel confident approaching the neighbour, or you have no success with the neighbour. Good luck, I hope it works out for you. In the meanwhile, some industrial strength ear-plugs may provide some relief.

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  • I have a neighbour like this. His music would be so loud from10pm – 4am that it would vibrate through the floor of my house which was up the hill and about 50 meters away from him. He would also wait until the very minute i drove in the gate to start playing it at really loud intervals. Not real songs by the way just some made up sounds. Sometimes for only 5 minutes and then for 6 hours the same ‘sound’ (never words) over and over. Thankfully I had a neighbour who was a security guard at the local prison who repeatedly rang the police to complain. I think her ‘position’ made a difference than if I as a SAHM had of called. He was a terrible man who not only played his music like this but he would come past my house (actually located in a dif street but sharing a fence) and stay outside peering through the windows and one time I caught him climbing over my fence. I bought a very large aggressive (and gorgeous girl) that kept him out of my yard and then everytime he started his music I would get out and mow – he soon got the picture. I’m now moving and glad to not be dealing with someone so irrational that it made me act irrationally. If you are lucky to have good neighbours cherish them.

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