Liquor Licensing Noise Monitoring and Assessment

Haztek provide liquor licensing noise monitoring services for the entertainment industry.

Liquor licensing noise monitoring services are provided by our qualified noise and acoustic consultants using accredited state-of-the-art sampling and analysis methodologies.

Haztek consultants can assist with the development of a noise management plans and staff training in the implementation of the noise management plans.

Emphasis is placed on ensuring appropriate consultation is undertaken with our clients to ensure that the strategies developed are practical, can be readily implemented and will be owned and understood by operational personnel.

Our reports are written in plain English to address all the issues raised as part of the scope of work. Our reports include an executive summary, process description, methodology, results and recommendations. Short term and long term recommendations on control measures are provided to assist managers in meeting environmental requirements.

The Liquor Act 1992 (the Act) and Liquor Regulation 2002 (the Regulation) specify that measurement of environmental noise meet certain technical requirements.  The requirements to meet these technical requirements are detailed in the Guideline for Acoustic Consultants When Assessing Noise Associated with Entertainment and Patrons at Premises Licensed under the Liquor Act 1992. The guideline requires that background and intrusive noise level measurements be obtained.

The Liquor Act 1992 and Liquor Regulation 2002 set standards for unreasonable noise emanating from all areas of licensed premises, the standards as defined in Regulation 40 Liquor Regulation 2002, are as follows:

For the definition “unreasonable noise” in section 187(5) of the Act, the limits for noise are as follows –

  • Between  6.00am and 10.00pm – the adjusted maximum sound pressure level LA10, plus adjustments for tonal and impulse components, must not exceed the background level LA90 by more than 10 dB when measured at any  affected premises.
  • Between 10.00pm and 6.00am – the sound pressure level LOCT10, in a full octave band with centre frequencies from 63 Hz to 2000 Hz must not exceed the background level, LOCT90, by more than 8 dB in any octave band when measured at any affected premises.

The Act does not differentiate between indoor and outdoor areas of affected premises. The standard therefore applies to all areas of affected premises including indoor and outdoor areas.

If a licensee intends to conduct amplified entertainment above 75 decibels at a new establishment, or if a licensee seeks to remove a current condition prohibiting or limiting amplified entertainment, they must provide a report from a qualified sound engineer.

For further information on how we can assist you with liquor licensing noise monitoring services call our office or use our contacts page to forward a request for further information.

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