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Legislation and decisions

Queensland legislation related to dividing fence disputes includes the:

  • Dividing Fences Act 1953
  • Neighbourhood Disputes (Dividing Fences and Trees) Act 2011 formerly known as Neighbourhood Disputes Resolution Act 2011
  • Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009

The Acts are available on the Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel website.

Decisions about dividing fences made by QCAT after 1 December 2009 can be found on the Supreme Court of Queensland Library website.

Descriptions of QCAT's jurisdiction on this website are general information only. They do not definitively describe the types of applications on which QCAT can make decisions. The relevant legislation determines QCAT's jurisdiction. If you are unsure about your legal rights, you should seek legal advice. Your individual circumstances should guide any actions taken to resolve your dispute.

Last reviewed
19 April 2013
Last updated
1 October 2014

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