Neighbourhood Issues

In This Section

Follow the links below to find information on how Woollahra Council manages neighbourhood issues.

Abandoned shopping trolleys

We encourage you to help reduce the number of trolleys left unattended. Find out how to report abandoned shopping trolleys.

Abandoned and unattended vehicles and items

Rangers can issue fines to unregistered vehicles or vehicle owners who do not comply with a Council notice to remove a vehicle and also impound vehicles if necessary. Find out how to report abandoned vehicles and items.

Graffiti vandalism

Graffiti vandalism is a crime and costs local communities millions of dollars each year in prevention and removal. Find out how to report graffiti vandalism or request graffiti removal and keep Woollahra beautiful.

Illegal rubbish dumping

Illegal rubbish dumping is a serious and unsightly problem which negatively affects our community and pollutes our environment. Learn how to report illegal dumping and about Council’s various waste collection services.

Licensed premises - noise disturbance

Noise generated by licensed premises can be an issue for local residents. Find out the steps to make a complaint about offensive noise.

Noise complaints during COVID-19

We’ve received a growing number of noise complaints from residents as people spend more time at home as a result of COVID-19 restrictions and they are finding the noise in their neighbourhood disturbing. Here is an overview of what noise is allowed to occur under current legislation.

Noisy dogs

Complaints about barking dogs are one of the most common calls made to the Council’s Rangers. Learn how to prevent your dog from barking excessively and what to do if you have a nuisance barking dog in the neighbourhood.

Second-hand smoke

Second-hand or passive smoking, causes adverse health effects - including cancer - and any level of exposure for adults and children is unsafe. Second-hand smoke can a big issue in residential houses and apartments. Find out what you can do if you are experiencing exposure to second-hand smoke.

Surveillance / security cameras, CCTV and drones

The inappropriate installation of surveillance cameras can impact on the privacy and amenity of neighbouring residents. Find out more about the use of surveillance / security cameras and CCTV on private property.