Odour Nuisance

For Council to respond to a complaint, the nuisance must relate to residential or commercial land not regulated by other government agencies.

Odour can cause a nuisance to residents and interfere with their normal daily activities. If severe enough, it can negatively affect a person's health and well being. Odour can come from numerous sources at a residential premise including compost heaps, rotting vegetation, manure, fertilisers and rubbish. Odour emitted from cooking is exempt from the nuisance legislation. Chemical odours can also be associated with commercial premises. 
  
The following odour nuisances are not regulated by Council:
1. Odour from non-devolved ERA's is regulated by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection  
2. Odour from State or Local Government premises or activities is regulated by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection