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Construction of the following may first require planning approval from Council:

  • A front fence over 1.2 metres high (including up to 4.5m within your front property boundary); or
  • A side or rear boundary fence over 2.1 metres high.

Please contact Council’s Development Services Department on (03) 6268 7041 or prior to construction if you have any doubt.

Council do not become involved in neighbour disputes regarding side and rear fences. If you cannot come to an agreement with your neighbour, you will need to obtain independent legal advice or Legal Aid. See Legal Aid’s fact sheet, here:

Fences – Fencing Guidelines