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The Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997 (the Regulations) operate as a prescribed standard under the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (the Act) and set limits on noise emissions.

Amendments to the Regulations were gazetted on 5 December 2013, with most of the amendments taking effect on 6 December 2013 and the remainder effective 5 March 2014.

See:pdf2013 Changes to the noise regulations - Fact sheet167.59 KB.

The amendments relating to airblast limits for noise from blasting were subject to a Regulatory Impact Assessment process.

See: pdfDecision Regulatory Impact Statement1018.48 KB and pdfApproval Notice91.75 KB

Regulations administered by DER may refer to Australian Standards which can be accessed at no cost by contacting us (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 

Historical and current copies of Australian Standards are available from the State Library of WA in printed form and online within the library (see: State Library of WA – guide to standards).