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Motor vehicle alarms
The sounding of motor vehicle intruder alarms is regulated under the Protection of Environment Operations (Noise Control) Regulation 2008. Motor vehicle intruder alarms should not sound for more than:
  • 90 seconds for vehicles manufactured prior to 1 September 1997; or
  • 45 seconds for vehicles manufactured on or after 1 September 1997.

Building alarms
The sounding of building intruder alarms is regulated under the Protection of Environment Operations (Noise Control) Regulation 2008.

Building alarms should not emit noise that can be heard in any residential premises for a period more than:
  • 10 minutes if installed before 1 December 1997; or
  • 5 minutes if installed after 1 December 1997


Singleton Council
PO Box 314 Singleton NSW 2330
Ph: 02 6578 7290