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Dividing fences

Dividing fences that also serve as pool barriers are common in Queensland.

In most cases, the common boundary fence is the most efficient way to comply with pool safety requirements. However, both you and your neighbour have responsibilities to maintain this barrier under the pool safety laws.

The Building Act 1975 supports a common-sense approach to fencing work, such as encouraging agreements between neighbours and 'like for like' replacement of fences.

To find out about responsibilities, and what’s within your rights:


Last updated 31 August 2015    Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Other dividing fences (non-pool barrier)

If you have issues with a dividing fence that isn’t a pool barrier, please read about resolving tree and fence disputes on the Queensland Government website.

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