If you plan to build or replace a fence along a shared boundary, you should discuss the matter with your neighbour or alternatively write them a letter.
If you do not know who owns your adjoining property, you can request the neighbouring Property Owners Details (Name and address only) by submitting a form to Council.
Please Note - When processing the request, we will need to confirm that the Applicant is one of the adjoining property owners, prior to disclosing any neighbouring property owner details.
If you want to know property ownership details for reasons other than fencing, please refer to the Land Titles Office Website for more information.
- If a tree is overhanging a footpath or road, then please complete Service Request.
- If a tree is overhanging your property from a neighbour’s property, please contact your neighbour directly, as this is not Council’s responsibility, unless advice is required to determine if the tree is a protected species. To learn more about your rights and obligations visit the Disputes Settlement Victoria Site.
There are various regulations, relating to boundary fences, for detailed information you can refer to the Fences Act 1968.
If you are experiencing a fencing dispute with your neighbours, you can refer to the Fencing Page on the Dispute Settlement of Victoria website.
The personal information requested on this form is being collected by the Glenelg Shire Council for municipal purposes as specified in the Local Government Act 2020. The Council will use this information only for the specific purpose of collection or for directly related purposes.
The information will not be disclosed except as required or specifically authorised by law. You may request access to any personal information that Council may have collected about you.
Also, you may request correction of your personal information if you can establish that it is not accurate or complete. Such requests should be directed to Council’s Privacy and Freedom of Information Officer via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone 03 5522 2305.