Fences shared with neighbours

A shared fence is a private matter between property owners. They share responsibilities and rights as well as the design and construction covered by the Fencing Amendment Act (not the Council). The cost of repairs and replacing a fence is usually shared too. However, this is where things can get tricky. Having a good relationship with your neighbour can help to avoid arguments and possible legal action.

If you and your neighbour can’t agree, you can get free advice on fencing issues at the Disputes Settlement Centre Victoria. They can assist with neighbourly disputes and can arrange free mediation sessions, provide information about fencing notices and how to get court orders to recover fencing costs.

Get contact details for a neighbouring property

Complete our online form for fencing notices or to have an adjoining fence repaired or replaced (Fences Act 1968).

We work to 10 business days to respond to privacy requests, with most requests being actioned within two to three days.

Get your neighbour's contact details