fencing-permits

Fencing guide and checklist example

Plan Ahead and Research

Before building front facing fences or pool fencing, it’s important to know your local council’s rules and regulations first before contacting a builder/fencer.

You can find your local council details through:
Queensland: Department of Local Government
Example: Rules and regulation for fencing in the City of Yarra Council.

Slat Fencing

Slat Fencing with plants for privacy

Avoid the hassle

It is usually a lot faster to build fences within the regulation to avoid council approval time which can take up to 4 weeks. If you are concerned about privacy for the front yard, you can consider using trees & hedges (such as Lilly Pilly or Pittosporum) as an alternative to taller fences to avoid the tedious council and neighbour approval process.