Please note, Council is not responsible for enforcing fencing requirements, this page is provided for information only.

Do I need a permit to build a fence?

Yes, you may need a Planning Permit and/or a Building Permit for the construction of a fence.

Do I need a Planning Permit?

A Planning Permit may be required for fences if your property is in the following overlay/zone. See the Planning advice page for more information.

Do I need a Building Permit?

A Building Permit is required for fences where the proposed fence is above an allowable height. Visit the fencing section of Do I need a Building Permit for details.

Fencing between neighbours

Usually the cost of a fence is divided equally between adjoining neighbours. A Notice to Fence is a legal document that can be issued by you or a fencing contractor to a neighbour, asking them to share the cost to build or repair a fence. You can request an adjoining land owner’s name and address by completing a Statement to Support Adjoining Land Owner Information for the Purpose of Fencing.

Request adjoining landowner's contact details for fencing

Fencing disputes

Council does not have the authority to intervene in fencing disputes between two privately-owned properties unless the fence violates building regulations.

Information on your rights and responsibilities can be found at the Dispute Settlement Centre.