A dividing fence is a fence that separates the land of different owners whether the fence is on the common boundary of adjoining lands or on a line other than the common boundary.
Issues in relation to dividing fences are dealt with by the Dividing Fences Act 1961. For more information in relation to dividing fences please refer to the Building Commission website at http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/building-commission/dividing-fences-0 . This information will assist you in obtaining the correct and up to date information on your requirements. Alternatively, brochures on dividing fences can be obtained from the Shire of Waroona office.
Some areas in the Shire of Waroona have particular fencing requirements. This information can be obtained from the Shire of Waroona's fencing local law. However, residents are encouraged to contact the Shire of Waroona's Building Surveyor on (08) 9733 7800 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org prior to erecting a fence.
Please click here to download the Fencing Local Law
Swimming Pool Fencing
For information relating to swimming pool fencing, please refer to Private Swimming Pools information.