Motorcycle Council of NSW Ph: 1300 679 622 (1300 NSW MCC) |

There are two aspects of noise to consider

  • Noise made by your motorcycle
  • Where and how you use of your motorcycle

Noise can be annoying. It may be a leaf blower, an angle grinder or a motorcycle, the time of day and where you use it in relation to other people can be a nuisance.

In a really quiet area, ANY noise can be noticed. When people go to quiet picnic areas to enjoy the peace and quiet, a noisy motorcycle may disturb them.

Keep your distance and keep the noise to a minimum.

Loud pipes attract enforcement and upset. So does acting the goat around camp grounds or car parks. This marks the person as a fool, someone you don’t want as a ride buddy. You want someone with good judgement.

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Noise Regulations:

Motorcycles that are capable of being registered must meet the
Australian Design Rules (ADR’s) for noise before they can be sold.

Once registered, a motorcycle must meet Clause 142 of Schedule 2 – Vehicle standards the “In-Service” Regulations administered by the Transport for NSW and Police AND are ALSO subject to Clause 11 of the Protection of the Environment Operations (Noise Control) Regulation 2017.

The Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 places restrictions on the times that certain activities can be conducted, and also deals with noise being made over long periods

On private property, your Local Council may impose Noise Control Orders, which if breached can result in fines.

Generally, persistent engine noises are not acceptable before 7.00 am and after 8.00 pm

If you disregards these time limits, or the noise is very loud, and you have not resolved the matter by discussion or mediation with neighbours, the police have the power to issue a Noise Abatement Direction It is an offence to disobey such a Direction.