LEICHHARDT residents are fed up with a pair of tenants they claim regularly turn the house they live in into a makeshift nightclub.

A couple who reside at a Jardine St housing commission house have reportedly been hosting rowdy parties, where guests are charged an entrance fee.

According to neighbours, for a cover charge of $10 - $5 if you get in before 9pm - the house offers a place to drink with live bands and DJs.

Guests are asked to bring their own alcohol, with many cans and bottles left to litter nearby backyards and streets the following day.

On occasions, the parties have been promoted on social media and attracted hundreds of drink-fuelled revellers.

It is believed many of the guests have been under the legal drinking age.

A party held at the house on December 20 last year was shut down by police after it spiralled out of control.

Since then, at least three more "wild" parties have taken place at the property, with the most recent one held last weekend.

Each time, the police have been called to the home in response to noise complaints.

Grandmother Catharine Borghero, who lives near the 'party home', said the people responsible for the events had no respect for their neighbours.

"I've lived here for 20 years and I've never seen anything like this in my life," she said.

"I'm sick and tired of the noise and the drunken party guests who stumble down the street and urinate in my front yard."

The house in Leichhardt where police have attended because of loud parties. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times
The house in Leichhardt where police have attended because of loud parties. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times Rob Williams

The parties are believed to be organised by the renter's son and his girlfriend.

It is understood the pair once made more than $3000 for a party they held there.

Another neighbour Trevor, who didn't give his surname, said residents in the street were never notified when a party was being planned.

The 52-year-old said the parties were loud and crowded and that the noise often continued late into the night.

"It annoys me to no end," he said. "We've spoken to people at the house quite a few times about it."

New laws against "out-of-control" parties were introduced last year, which could see organisers faced with fines of up to $12,100 or a year in jail.

The organiser may also be ordered by the court to pay all or some of the costs incurred by police in attending or responding to the out-of-control event.

Excessive noise from a party can be reported to police anytime and once reported will be investigated by officers.

The Queensland Government also investigates complaints about anti-social behaviour by public housing tenants, which can result in eviction.

Party safe for hosts

  • Make entrance to the party by invitation only.
  • Avoid using social media, SMS or word of mouth to advertise your party.
  • Make the start and finish times clear on your invitation.
  • Let your neighbours know about your party in advance.
  • Ensure that the venue for your party is suitably equipped for the number of people invited.