Neighbour disputes

Neighbours are encouraged to talk with each other to resolve their concerns prior to making any complaints to Council.

Reporting matters to Council without first talking with your neighbour may cause unnecessary friction and impact on long-term neighbourly relations.

Council is unable to take action or intervene in neighbour disputes relating to the activities or behaviour of a neighbour or other matters which are of a private or civil nature e.g. dividing fence or retaining wall disputes, trespass or encroachments.

NSW Community Justice Centres may be able to assist with neighbour complaints and for more information visit

The NSW Community Justice Centres provide mediation services to assist neighbours to resolve these types of disputes and Council encourages neighbours to attend mediation before contemplating any possible regulatory action.