Fencing Regulations

Victoria

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Neighbours are responsible for shared fences. When building or repairing fences both parties should agree on the style, cost and timing of the necessary works 

New South Wales

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A Fencing Act provides a formal process for resolving of fencing disputes including the issuing of a fencing notice. Costs should be shared between neighbours

Queensland

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Both neighbours should pay for a fence to be built or repaired. Usually, you would each have to pay for half of the cost of the fence, and agree on a style of fence.

South Australia

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The Fences Act contains a dispute resolution process for when you and your neighbour do not agree about the location of the common boundary 

Tasmania

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You may give a boundary survey notice, which sets out your intention to have the common boundary defined by a licensed surveyor

Western Australia

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 Neighbours should attempt to resolve any issues between themselves rather than having the fence dispute escalate into an expensive and ongoing issue

Basic Fencing notice download