Guide to Better Fencing – Before you Start

Getting Permission

Regulations for fence installation vary from state to state and council to council. In some cases, you will need to get council approval to build a fence. The requirements could include any of the following.
  1. The type of material the fence may be constructed from.
  2. The allowable height, which may vary depending on whether the fence is to be located on the front, side, rear or on a corner of your property.
  3. The style of fence may be governed by the estate or heritage conditions.
  4. Effect on pedestrian safety, obstruction to driver’s vision and drainage issues.
If in doubt, your Jim’s Fencing contractor will be able to use their local knowledge to assist you with meeting any such conditions or requirements.

Adjoining Properties

When sharing the cost of a fence with your neighbour, we strongly advise that you agree on splitting of costs. This saves any awkward discussions or disputes after the event. You don’t want a fence unnecessarily spoiling your relationship with a neighbour.

Power & Water

Once ready to commence your installation, plan access to electricity and water.

The Fenceline

To ensure the installation of your fence is quick and hassle-free, clear the working area
of any obstructions.

Underground Obstructions

Before commencing installation you need to check the position of underground services such as electrical and telephone cables and water, sewerage, drainage and gas pipes. If in doubt simply contact Dial Before You Dig on 1100. Download a copy of our Guide to Better Fencing including this advice (PDF).