A dividing fence separates neighbouring properties.

Dividing fences do not include retaining walls, unless the wall is needed to support and maintain the fence.

Talk to your neighbour and agree on the type, cost and how much you will each pay towards a dividing fence before you start any building or repairs.

Before building a fence

Contact Council if you:

  • are unaware of fence regulations in your area
  • need contact details for your property's adjoining owners.


Council has no jurisdiction over dividing fence disputes, and in such cases you can contact the Community Justice Centre.