The Adelaide City Council operates the following services to help you address external noise issues in your city home.
Acoustic Advisory Service
The Acoustic Advisory Service (AAS) provides a free consultation service with a qualified acoustic engineer to provide acoustic advice of a general nature to eligible residents. The service makes recommendations on possible physical changes to a residence to address external noise issues and assesses the suitability of work for financial assistance under Council’s Noise Management Incentive Scheme.
Please read the Operating Guidelines below to confirm eligibility prior to registering your interest.
» Operating Guidelines (PDF, 132Kb)
Noise Management Incentive Scheme
The Noise Management Incentive Scheme (NMIS) is first of its type in Australia.
We realise that making acoustic improvements to your home can be very technical and quite expensive.
But if noise is a concern, then we encourage you to do so, to make your city living experience even better.
The Scheme reimburses a proportion of the costs involved in undertaking the recommended acoustic works, 50% up to a maximum of $600.
Please read the forms below and understand the application process along with the eligibility criteria prior to submitting an NMIS Application Form.
"The assistance I received has resulted in a substantial reduction in noise in my unit and has made life more comfortable for me." —North Adelaide Property Owner
"A quick response by the Council to my enquiry, great advice from their consultants and now a quieter and more enjoyable inner-city lifestyle." —South-East Resident
"I am very grateful to get the information, advice and funding to install soundproofing to have the occasional sound problems to be eliminated. Very happy with the Noise Management Program." —South-West Resident
"The funding for retro-fit double glazing has significantly reduced the impact of noise from passing traffic." —South-West Property Owner
"The treatments Council partly funded have reduced the external noise previously heard through the windows in the rooms on the ground floor that were treated." —South-East Resident
"I am delighted to say that I have noticed a significant noise reduction since the double glazing of two windows, especially since the increase of outdoor entertainment at the Adelaide Oval and Elder Park." —North Adelaide Resident
"The assistance and funding which we received from Adelaide City Council in connection with their Noise Management Program was excellent. Having double glazing installed has enabled us to have the vibrant City lifestyle on our doorstep whilst enjoying undisturbed sleep at all times." —South-East Resident