Common Boundaries and Fences

As a resident in the ACT, we all share boundaries, and fences, with neighbours. Laws about fences are found in the Planning and Development Regulation 2008 (ACT), Common Boundaries Act 1981 (ACT), Building (General) Regulation 2008 (ACT) and the Territory Plan 2008 (ACT). Fences can be expensive and can be a source of disputes between neighbours. This factsheet provides basic information on the fencing requirements in the ACT, and what you can do if a conflict arises.

This factsheet was last updated in October 2019.

Click here to download the Common Boundaries and Fences factsheet.


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