Dividing Fences

The Dividing Fences Act 1953 (the state legislation regarding dividing fences) defines the law relating to constructing and repairing fences that divide adjoining land.

Generally, owners of adjoining land not divided by an adequate fence are liable to contribute equally to the cost of a dividing fence.

For mediation purposes, contact the Department of Justice on 07 3239 6269, or view their fact sheet.