Aussie vegan takes neighbours to court over the smell from barbecue

A Perth woman has taken her neighbours to the Supreme Court to try and stop them smoking, bouncing balls and barbecuing in their gardens.

Cilla Carden is vegan and she says she's sick of the smell of meat cooking next door.

"They've put it there so I can smell fish; all I can smell is fish. I can't enjoy my backyard," she told 9 News.

She says her neighbours are deliberately trying to upset her.

"It's deliberate. That's what I told the courts, it's deliberate."

She's also up in arms about cigarette smoke wafting into her garden, and the sound of children playing basketball next door.

"It's been devastating. It's been turmoil, it's been unrest, I haven't been able to sleep," she said.

One neighbour showed 9 News he has removed his barbecue and told his children to stop playing basketball in an effort to keep the peace.

The Supreme Court Judge and the State Administrative Tribunal have dismissed Carden's case. Her request to appeal has also been denied. 

But Carden says she won't give up, and will return to court soon.