What is Environmental Nuisance?

Environmental nuisance is:

  • unreasonable interference (or likely interference) with an environmental value caused by emissions of aerosols, fumes, light, noise, odour, particles (including dust) or smoke; or
  • unhealthy, offensive or unsightly conditions caused by contamination.

Click on the links below to see permissible activities and conditions.






Light & Odours


Smoke, Fumes & Particles


Noise, Odour, Dust – Making a Complaint

For information regarding environmental nuisance complaints governed by the Department of Environmental Science on 13 QGOV (13 74 68). More information is available on the Department of Environmental Science complaint information sheet.

For all other environmental nuisance complaints please phone Council’s Environmental Health Unit on (07) 4099 9444.