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You Can't Vacuum at Night in Australia
« on: November 06, 2018, 09:24:39 PM »
Well, at least not in Victoria, Australia.

In the state of Victoria, it is illegal to cause 'unreasonable noise' with a vacuum cleaner between 10pm and 7am Monday to Friday.


On weekends and public holidays, you must wait until 9am to clean your dusty floor if the noise will be heard from your neighbour's home.

Police can order the appliance be turned off - and you could be hit with a whopping $18,655 fine if you don't comply.   

Under The Environment Protection (Residential Noise) 2008 Regulations, the same laws apply for noisy air conditioners and heaters.

Such rules are rarely applicable overseas, though in parts of Switzerland you can't even flush your toilet after 10pm.

There's more.

Changing a light bulb inside your own home in Australia is actually illegal - people are encouraged to call electricians to carry out one of life's routine household chores.

Believe it or not, this is true in all states across Australia.

While it would be very difficult to enforce fines for ignoring the law, residents are encouraged to call an electrician when changing light bulbs, with the view it is safer for a qualified expert to carry out one of life's routine household chores.


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Re: You Can't Vacuum at Night in Australia
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2018, 10:18:20 PM »
No wonder the worlds going to sh#t  :D



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