Under the Victorian Fences Act 1968, property owners and their neighbours have equal responsibility for dividing fences and the cost involved in building and maintaining them.
If you would like to build or repair a fence and can’t directly contact your neighbour (i.e. vacant land), you can request limited details from Council.
Please note: Fencing issues or disputes are not a Council matter but rather a civil issue between you and your neighbour. If you are having difficulties or disputes in regard to your boundary fencing, contact the Disputes Settlement Centre of Victoria on 1300 372 888 or visit their website: Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria