- Construction of a side or rear boundary fence 2m high and 1.5m within 3m of the front street alignment. No building permit is required.
- Construction of a brick front fence not more than 1.2m high and not within 9m of a point of intersection of street alignments. No building permit is required.
- Construction of a timber front fence not more than 1.5m in height and not within 9m of a point of intersection of street alignments. No building permit is required.
- Construction of a side or rear boundary fence more than 2m high. Yes, a building permit is required.
- Construction of a fence that is more than 1.0m high, within 9m of the point of intersection of street alignments. Yes, a building permit is required.
- Construction of a chain wire tennis court fence. No building permit required.
To find out more about fencing requirements, refer to the Fences Act 1968 or visit www.fencingonline.com.au
Fencing Half Cost Application Form.pdf (101 kb)
Fencing Specifications.pdf (59.26 kb)
Half Cost Fencing Policy.pdf (26.63 kb)
Fencing Request - Property Ownership
If you require ownership details of a property in Hume, you must complete a Property Ownership for Fencing form.
You can complete an Online Property Ownership for Fencing form
or download a copy of the Property Ownership for Fencing form.pdf (19.27 kb)
Property Information request form.doc (52.5 kb)
Your request must be for the purpose of erecting a new or replacement fence.
The completion of this form is an application only - it does not automatically ensure that you receive the information you have requested.
The information provided, in response to any request, is confidential and is intended for the use of the named applicant only, and specifically for the reason requested.
This form is in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2000
Pool Safety Barriers
Prior to installing any swimming, paddling or wading pools (including spas and inflatable or above-ground pools) with a depth greater than 300mm (30cm), you must obtain a Building Permit. Building Permits can be obtained from a Private Building Surveyor or from Council's Municipal Building Surveyor.
Pools and Spas of this type are required to be enclosed within a safety barrier that complies with the Australian Standard 1926. Victorian building control legislation requires pool owners to ensure safety barriers comply with building regulations and the Australian Standards are maintained at all times. You should check that household objects that could be used for climbing (such as tree branches, pot plants, chairs and BBQs) are not located any closer than 1.2m from the outside of a pool safety barrier.
For further information contact our Building Control Services on 9205 2200.