Neighbourhood dispute resolution

Disputes arise when people disagree about a topic of concern. 

Maintaining a relationship with your neighbours provides good a foundation for communication without conflict when matters of concern arise.  Often people don't realise how their activities are impacting others. Having a a chat to discuss the matter of concern, can often be all it takes to fix the situation.

If this approach is unsuccessful, the resources below provide effective remedies to help resolve disputes.

Dividing fences

A dividing fence dispute may arise if owners of adjoining properties disagree about fence construction or maintenance.

Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) has been given jurisdiction to hear disputes involving all types of fences on common boundaries including pool fencing. Both pool owners and adjoining owners have the right to apply to QCAT about fencing work.


Related information

Free mediations services

Neighbourhood Disputes (Dividing fences and Trees) Act 2011

Neighbourhood Dispute Resolutions Act 2011

Neighbourhood dispute resolution information - Department of Justice and Attorney- General

Neighbourhood mediation kit

Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT)

Resolve neighbourhood dividing fence disputes factsheet

Resolve neighbourhood disputes about trees factsheet