​ሕግንና ደንብን በተመለከተ እርዳታ ማግኘት ይፈልጋሉን? - Amharic | هل تحتاج لمساعدة قانونية؟ - Arabic | ܤܢܝܼܩܵܐ ܝ݇ܘ̤ܬ ܠܗܲܝܵܪܬܵܐ ܩܵܢܘܿܢܵܝܬܵܐ؟ - Assyrian | Need Legal Help? - Auslan | Treba li vam pravna pomoc? - Bosnian | Burmese â Need Legal Help? | 需要法律帮助吗? - Chinese Simplified | 需要法律幫助嗎? - Chinese Traditional | Trebate li pravnu pomoć? - Croatian | ضرورت به کمک قانونی دارید؟ - Dari | Wïc Kuɔɔny në Wɛ̈t Löŋ? - Dinka | آیا به کمک حقوقی نیاز دارید؟ - Farsi | Gadreva na Veivuke Vakalawa? - Fijian | Kailangan ninyo ba ng tulong na panglegal? - Filipino | Besoin d’aide juridique ? - French | Χρειάζεστε βοήθεια σε νομικά ζητήματα - Greek | क्या आपको कानूनी सलाह चाहिए? - Hindi | Butuhkan Bantuan dalam Masalah Hukum? - Indonesian | Hai bisogno di assistenza legale? - Italian | ត្រូវការជំនួយលើបញ្ហាផ្លូវច្បាប់ឬទេ? - Khmer | 법적인 도움이 필요하십니까? - Korean | Ви треба ли помош со правни работи? - Macedonian | कानूनी सहयोग चाहिएको छ? - Nepalese | Necessita de ajuda com questões jurídicas? - Portuguese | Вам нужна юридическая помощь? - Russian | E Manaomia Fesoasoani i Mea Tau Tulafono? - Samoan | а ли вам треба помоћ у правним питањима? - Serbian | Ma u baahan tahay Caawimmad xagga sharciga ah?- Somali | ¿Necesita ayuda con cuestiones jurídicas? - Spanish | சட்ட உதவி தேவையா? - Tamil | ท่านต้องการความช่วยเหลือทางด้านกฎหมายไหม? - Thai | Fiema’u ha tokoni Fakalao? - Tongan | Yasal Danışmaya İhtiyacınız mı var? - Turkish | Cần Được Giúp Đỡ Về Luật Pháp? - Vietnamese |

Cannot agree?  

If you and your neighbour cannot agree about fencing work, the law says you have to follow a set process. Either you or your neighbour can serve (formally give) a Fencing Notice. If you still cannot reach agreement after a month has passed, you or your neighbour can apply to the Local Court or the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) for Fencing Orders.

You could also try mediation, either before a Fencing Notice is served, or after.

If you and your neighbour cannot agree about fencing work because you disagree about where the common boundary between your properties is, either of you can serve a Boundary Notice.​

    ​​Med​​ia​​​​​tion

    Sometimes you and your neighbour may not be able to agree about fencing work. If you have tried talking to your neighbour and you cannot agree, it is time to get some help. Community Justice Centres (CJCs) offer free mediation services that can help you talk to your neighbour and work out a solution.

    For more information, see Mediation.

    Fencing Notices

    A Fencing Notice is the first step in the legal process to ask for an order for fencing work to be done.

    If you want to serve your neighbour with a Fencing Notice there is certain information you must include in the notice.

    If you receive a Fencing Notice from your neighbour you will need to think about how you are going to respond.

    For more information, see Fencing Notices.

    Boundary Notices

    Sometimes when a dividing fence needs to be built, repaired, or replaced, there is also a dispute about where the boundary is between two properties.

    If you and your neighbour want to do fencing work, but cannot ​agree on where the common boundary line between your properties is, either of you can:

    1. serve a 'Boundary Notice' on the other (if the disagreement relates to proposed fencing work)
    2. apply to the Registrar General for a Determination of Title Boundary (for any type of boundary dispute).

    For more information, see Boundaries.

    For answers to commonly asked questions, see ​Frequently Asked Questions​. ​

    People discussing damaged fence
     

    Further informa​tion

    Community Ju​​​​stice Centres