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Compare declared road status and fence height

Before building a front fence on property that has multiple dwellings or is in a common area, you need to be aware of whether the fence will face a declared road.

  1. Go to the VicRoads website.
  2. Locate the multi-dwelling or common property on the Map of Declared Roads:
  • If the property faces a declared road, you need planning permission to build a front fence that exceeds 2m in height. You also need to apply to VicRoads for a Memorandum of Authorisation.
  • If the property does not face a declared road, you need planning permission to build a front fence that exceeds 1.5m in height.

Do I need planning permission to build a fence on a property that has multiple dwellings or is in a common area?