If you require specific information in relation to the process of agreeing to, and sharing the costs of a dividing fence with your neighbour then please read the current Dividing Fence Brochure.

The Dividing Fences Act 1961 deals with the process of sharing the costs of building and maintaining your dividing fence, with your neighbour. Other matters regarding boundaries are dealt with by other legislation, government agencies and/or the Courts.

Alternatively, you can access the complete Dividing Fences Act 1961 by going to the State Law Publisher website at the address below.

If you require further information please contact the Building Commission on 1300 489 099. Landgate provides information on defining and surveying boundaries.