NSW Fencing Laws

If the fence you want is a boundary fence - before you talk to your neighbour familiarise yourself with the NSW Fences Act.  NSW Dividing Fences Act


The State Library of NSW provides, on their website, a useful summary of the Dividing Fences Act along with some practical steps to help you communicate effectively with your neighbour. State Library guide


The Swimming Pools Act 1992 prescribes the fencing requirements of backyard swimming pools in NSW and includes other safety requirements including the requirement for a CPR sign to be displayed near the pool.

From April 29, 2013 all properties with a swimming pool and or spa pool must register their backyard swimming pools in an online register which is provided by the NSW State Government. A penalty of up to $220 may apply for failing to register a swimming pool or spa pool. To register your pool, visit the website here and follow the instructions. Alternatively, you can register your pool at the office of your local council for a small fee of up to $10.00.

Swimming Pools Act 1992 No. 49