Fence matters

If you plan to build a new fence there are several things you will need to consider. 

These include finding out whether or not you will need a building or planning permit, and discussing the proposed fence with any neighbours who share the same boundary.

Organising a fence on a shared boundary

If you would like to replace an existing fence along a shared boundary, you should discuss the matter with your neighbour, or write them a letter.
There are regulations about the sharing of costs for boundary fences. (These are controlled by the Fences Act 1968 and are outside Council’s jurisdiction).

If you do not know who owns the adjoining property, complete the Request Adjoining Property owner’s details form.
You can get more information from the Parliament of Victoria's Fencing Quick Guide.
If you have a fencing dispute with your neighbours you can find information about how to resolve it from the Fence law in Victoria - Department of Justice website.

Other contacts:
Dial A Law (fencing information)
Ph: 9602 5000

Dispute settlement service
5215 8591

Fencing Act.

Page last updated: Friday, 21 July 2017