Shared Cost Fencing Program


We may be able to contribute to the cost of building, repairing or replacing a dividing fence between private land and Council property. This may include a private property adjoining Council-owned:

  • buildings and facilities
  • community centres and preschools
  • parks and reserves.

Council does not own all public buildings, parks and reserves. Some locations are owned by the Crown or the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), and Council is appointed as the committee of management.

We are unable to share fencing costs if a private property adjoins:

  • road, road reserve, drainage reserve, laneway, right of way or walkway
  • land owned by service authorities such as Victrack, gas, water and electricity authorities
  • land owned by the Crown or the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).

We cannot contribute to the cost of gates, retaining walls installed in a fence or beyond the cost of a standard timber paling design.

We will not agree to sharing costs if any works commence without the required permits or approvals.

How much will we contribute?

If approved, we will contribute a flat rate of $65.00 (ex GST), $71.50 (including GST), per lineal meter - including demolition. 

The rate is subject to annual review.

We are unable to back pay for work already completed.

How do I apply?

Read the Shared Cost Fencing Program Fact Sheet(PDF, 836KB) to check if you are eligible.

Check what permits you may need. This may include a:

  • building permit
  • planning permit
  • parks crossing permit.

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct permits, and have met all Council requirements, restrictions and planning schemes before commencing work. Visit our planning and building page for more information.

You may also need to submit a quote for fencing works with your application.

To apply, call us on 1300 322 322 or visit one of our Customer Service Centres.