Dividing Fences

A dividing fence is a fence that separates the lands of neighbouring owners. Information on issues associated with dividing fences can be found at the Law Access website using this link http://www.lawaccess.nsw.gov.au/Pages/representing/lawassist_fences/lawassist_fences.aspx

Although NSW Law Access is not involved in settling disputes regarding dividing fences, the website provides some options for you to consider.

If you are planning on building a fence that is more than 1.8 metres high, you need to apply to Council. Front fences and side fences facing a road more than 1.2 high also require Council approval. 

For more information, phone NSW Justice Law Access on 1300 888 529.