The NSW Government Trade and Investment Crown Lands defines a dividing fence as a structure that separates neighbouring properties.

It is usually on the common boundary between two properties.

To organise the repair or construction of a common fence you may need to apply for the personal details of neighbours by filling out the Fencing - Request for Adjoining Owner Details form.

For more information on fences, visit the Dividing Fences Act.


For information on how to resolve a fencing dispute, go to either www.cjc.justice.nsw.gov.au or www.lawaccess.nsw.gov.au.