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Fencing

In some instances a building permit is required for a fence, depending on the location and height of the fence. Download a diagram indicating the allowable fence height that can be built without a building permit.

 

Does your fence need a building permit? Refer to the following table. 

 

Fence Construction

Is a Building Permit Required

Side or Rear boundary fence less than 2m in height

No

Side or Rear boundary fence more than 2m in height

Yes

Front fence of any building material that is more than 1m in height, within 9m of the point of the intersection of street title alignment

Yes

Front Timber fence less than 1.5m in height  (excluding street corners)

No

Front fence of any building material greater than 1.5m in height

Yes 

Front Brick fence more than 1.2m in height

Yes

See through chain wire fence for a tennis court having a height of up to 3m

No

 

 

A planning permit may also be required for fencing under Flooding or Heritage Overlays.


 

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