Fences Act forms

If you have an agreement with your neighbour about the construction, repair, maintenance, or replacement of the fence, including the costs, then it is not necessary to complete the forms below. However, it is a good idea to put your agreement in writing. An example of a fencing work agreement can be found in our publication Fences and the Law.

Form 1 – Notice of intention to erect a fence

This notice must be served on your neighbour(s) if you intend to erect a new fence (where there is no fence currently).

You must provide the following information:

  • Length and position of the proposed fence
  • Cost
  • The amount you wish to recover from the other party
  • The name and address of any contractor or other person who is to perform the work

If the fence you are proposing encroaches on the other party’s property you will need to specify details of the compensation you will pay for loss of occupation of land.

Form 2 – Notice of intention to perform replacement, repair or maintenance

This notice must be served on your neighbour(s) if you intend repairing or replacing an existing fence.

You need to provide the following information:

  • Describe what sort of work you are proposing
  • Cost of the proposed work
  • The amount you wish to recover from the other party
  • The name and address of any contractor or other person who is to perform the work

Form 3 – Cross-notice

This notice is used in response to either a Form 1 or Form 2 notice to advise the person who has issued the notice about fencing work of any objections and counter-proposals you may have.

You need to specify:

  • What objections you have
  • Any counter-proposals you have to make

Forms are also available from the sa.gov.au website.

Fences Act forms  :  Last Revised: Tue Jun 30th 2015
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