Fences and retaining walls

Information about fencing and retaining walls on your property.

Dividing fences (residential)

A dividing fence is a fence that separates two privately owned properties. Find information about installing a dividing fence and how to deal with a dispute.

Front and secondary street fences (residential)

A front fence is any fence forward of the dwelling, while a secondary street fence is a fence along a secondary street. A building permit may be required depending on height and materials.

Electrified fences

Electrified fences are not permitted on residential lots but may be approved on rural and industrial lots subject to compliance with the City’s local laws and AS/NZS 3016.

Retaining walls

When natural ground levels are altered a retaining wall may be required to support buildings or adjoining land.