New fence laws in Bacchus Marsh

fenceHave you ever had any issues with your neighbours over the placement of your fence?

If you have then you might be happy to learn that new legislation has been introduced in Victoria that hopes to make fence guidelines fairer and easier to understand for all.

In the 2013-2014 financial year, there were 34 recorded fencing disputes in Moorabool.

A fence dispute can be extremely stressful for all parties involved, as no-one wants to create friction with the people that live right next door, so hopefully the new laws can help to make some people’s lives a little easier.

The new legislation sets out clear rules and procedures on fencing issues. There are rules about who pays for a dividing fence, the type of fence to be built, notices that neighbours need to give one another and how to resolve disputes that come up when discussing fencing works with your neighbour.

There are also answers to the common question of which side of the fence the posts and framing should be on.

For anyone who lives in Bacchus Marsh or anywhere else in the Moorabool region who would like to read about the new fence laws, you can find information at

Have you ever had a fence dispute with your neighbour? If so, how did you resolve it?