Dividing Fences

Dividing fences in Queensland are regulated by the Neighbourhood Disputes (Dividing Fences and Trees) Act 2011 and are not managed by Council.  Generally, a fence on a property boundary is owned equally by the adjoining owners.  Both owners are equally responsible for the costs of the fence.
If one owner wants more work done than necessary for a ‘sufficient dividing fence’, they can pay the extra cost. Generally, a sufficient fence is both:
  • 0.5–1.8m high
  • Made of ‘material that fences are ordinarily constructed from’, including chain wire, timber and metal panels
The Queensland Government's website provides a number of resources on dividing fences and interacting with your neighbour.