Event Noise Management

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Event Noise Management currently offers a team of six full-time degree qualified personnel experienced in entertainment noise management. The Principal Consultant of Event Noise Management has over 20 years experience in live entertainment noise management in Australia and the United Kingdom. We are available to deploy experienced teams throughout Australia from our offices in Queensland and New South Wales.

In-house resources include a range of sound level meters, acoustic modelling software for prediction of amplified music impacts in the open air and prediction software for optimisation of internal acoustic performance and speaker positioning.


Our project experience includes the provision of noise management services for a large number of music concerts, festivals, sporting events, entertainment venues and licenced premises. With a proven track record in providing entertainment noise management services, we provide on-going services for many of our clients for regularly scheduled festivals and concert series.

Our project experience in noise management for major events includes the following:

  • Modelling and preparation of a Noise Management Plan for the recently constructed multi- purpose Cultural Space at Barangaroo. Including in-situ testing of a simulation event to identify potential improvements to the acoustic usability of the venue.
  • Modelling and preparation of a Noise Management Plan, as well as management of event noise levels for the St Jeromes Laneway Festival held in Sydney (annually for 6 years).
  • Noise monitoring and management advice for events at the Entertainment Quarter during the 2015 series, including:
    • Australia's Largest Food Truck Event
    • Red Bull Reign (3 on 3 Basketball Competition)
  • Preparation of a noise management plan for concert events held at Taronga Zoo, Mossman. The project scope included noise monitoring and compliance assessment of a live event during the 2014 season, noise modelling and optimisation of typical stage and speaker arrangements, and preparation of a comprehensive noise management plan for the venue and protocol for event operators. Additional yearly monitoring to confirm compliance 2015.
  • Provision of advice, event design and noise monitoring for Splendour in the Grass and Falls Festival 2014 ,2015 and 2016 and the North Byron Parklands venue, Yelgun. Work undertaken for the event / venue included:
    • Preparation of a Noise Management Plan (NMP) to manage noise emissions during events held at North Byron Parklands;
    • Preparation of an Acoustic Monitoring Program (AMP) to inform the regulator and other key stakeholders of the monitoring undertaken to demonstrate performance against the NMP during the Splendour in the Grass 2014 event.
    • Active noise control including noise monitoring and front of house noise level management throughout the sound checks and event.
    • Computational modelling and optimisation of the event stage and speaker layout prior to the event to assist in minimising potential noise impacts on the surrounding area.
    • Liaison with regulatory authorities and community groups on behalf of the event / venue thereby assisting the venue to secure an approval to hold the event.
  • Preparation of a noise management plan (NMP) for DA submission for the Red Carpet event prior to the ARIA Award ceremony at Star City Casino, Sydney.
  • Modelling and preparation of a noise management plan for Tyrell's Wines Proposed Concert Venue, Hunter Valley region.
  • Modelling and preparation of a noise management plan for the Tempus Two winery, Pokolbin.
  • Noise modelling and assessment of alternate stage locations for Sirromet Winery, QLD.
  • Noise compliance assessment and volume establishment for new speaker arrangement for Ben&Jerrys Open Air Cinema, Bondi.
  • Management of event noise levels for the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust Sydney 2013-2014 season, including:
    • Bliss n Eso – The Domain
    • Wanderlust – The Domain
    • Handa Opera – The Fleet Steps
    • Harbour Party – The Fleet Steps
    • Field Day – The Domain
    • Harbourlife – The Fleet Steps
    • Neon Run – The Domain
    • Singapore Day – The Domain
    • Cinema Under The Stars – Australian Botanic Gardens
  • Various concert and sporting events at the Sydney Football Stadium and SCG, including:
    • Ed Sheeran (2015))
    • AFL: Swans v Gold Coast (2015))
    • Rugby League: Roosters v Rabbitohs (2015))
    • One Direction (2015))
    • Taylor Swift (2013))
    • Cold Play (2012))
    • Rugby Union: Waratahs v Sharks (2012))
    • Soccer: Sydney FC v Jets (2012))
    • One Day International Cricket: Australia v India (2012))
    • Foo Fighters (2011))
    • Eminem (2011))
    • Soccer and Cricket Test Match (2011))
    • Bon Jovi (2010))
    • George Michael (2010))
    • Edinburgh Tattoo (2010))
    • Pearl Jam (2010)
  • A Day on the Green, attended monitoring to assess compliance with event licence conditions for events:
    • 2012 – 2013 Season, for the Hill Winery, Geelong.
    • 2010 – 2016 Season, for Bimbadgen Estate and Centennial Vineyards.
    • 2008 – 2016 Season, for Sirromet Wines (including unattended monitoring).
    • 2011, for Armidale.
  • Management of event noise levels for the Sydney Festival weekend (2012) held in Parramatta.
  • Noise modelling and assessment for live entertainment events at Sydney Cricket Ground, including assessment of stage locations and speaker optimisation.
  • Noise monitoring, assessment, and advice during the flying-fox relocation activities undertaken in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney.
  • Chugg Entertainment: Noise assessment and modelling for concert venue at Sydney Park.
  • Mt Isa Rodeo Complex, acoustic testing and design advice for amplified entertainment noise.
  • St Patricks Day Festival 2009: Noise monitoring and management.
  • V Festival on the Gold Coast – Noise control and complaints handling (2007, 2008, 2009).
  • Monitoring and assessment of receptor noise levels during the Orange County Choppers event held at Sydney Olympic Stadium.
  • Noise control advice for amplified music and sports venues including race tracks, proposed major entertainment venues on the Gold Coast, bowls clubs, RSL clubs etc.
  • Sound propagation testing and/or modelling and noise control during events for a range of concert venues in the UK including Wembley Stadium, Donnington Park, Wembley Arena, Brighton Convention Centre and a range of night clubs and Rave Party venues.
  • Liquor Licence Sound Propagation and Noise Control Assessments for numerous live entertainment premises including:
    • Homestead Tavern;
    • Hotel Maleny;
    • Wildcat Marine;
    • Redlands Performing Arts Centre;
    • Bakers Creek Tavern;
    • Veresdale Hotel;
    • Sunset Lagoon Cafe;
    • Gambaros Restaurant;
    • Lord Stanley Hotel;
    • Kallangur Tavern;
    • Northlakes Hotel.
    • Development application noise assessments for proposed sports clubs, taverns and small commercial operations (various clients).