Neighbours, the law and you
Your guide to neighbourhood laws in Victoria.
Find out about the laws if you own a pet or other animal. Here we cover registration, wandering dogs and cats and barking dogs.
Find out about noise restrictions in Victoria and making a noise complaint.
Find out about fence laws in Victoria. It covers who is responsible for the cost of building and repairing fences and how to resolve fence disputes with neighbours.
Find out about nuisance laws in Victoria. Includes smoke from burning off, pollution, damaged drainage or water run-offs, and damaged buildings.
Find out about laws on trees in residential areas. Also covers how to resolve issues about trees.
Find out about disputes over what a neighbour does on their property, including building and renovations.
Get tips on how to resolve a dispute with your neighbour and where you can get help if that doesn't work.
Find services that can help you with neighbourhood issues and disputes in Victoria.
This page was last updated on March 20, 2018