Why is a retaining wall not considered a fence?
Retaining walls serve a different purpose than fences. They are engineered to support built up or excavated earth.
What should I do if the fence needs urgent repair?
If it’s urgent due to fire, flood, or damage you can proceed with the repair without giving notice and without their permission.
What is a 'notice to fence?'
A notice to fence is a formal document outlining your proposal to either construct or repair a dividing fence.
Do I need to erect a pool fence before I can fill my pool?
Yes. You cannot by law fill your pool until a pool fence has been erected and certified by a qualified Certifier or your Local Council.
What do I do if someone is damaging my dividing fence?
You can get a Magistrates’ Court order to stop someone from unreasonably damaging a dividing fence.
Who is responsible for a dividing fence?
Generally neighbours must contribute equally to building and maintaining a dividing fence.
What is a dividing fence?
A dividing fence is a barrier or perimeter that separates two pieces of land/properties, etc.
Who owns a dividing fence?
A dividing fence is owned equally by the adjoining neighbours if it is built on the common boundary line.
What is the minimum height of pool fencing?
The minimum height for any pool fence is 1200mm from any ground surface.
Aluminium or steel fencing?
Aluminium is advised if your fence is in a harsh environment. Steel is more suitable for high traffic areas such as schools, day care centres, etc.