Dividing Fences

A dividing fence separates land belonging to different owners. The construction of new dividing fences or repairs to existing dividing fences should be discussed between the affected parties. 

To help property owners understand the law behind dividing fences, the Building Commission has produced comprehensive information which can be viewed on the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety website. 

For further information, please refer to the Dividing Fences Act 1961