Complying with Australian Fencing Laws and Standards

When building a new home, or renovating an existing one, you will almost certainly need to construct a fence for security, safety or privacy reasons. You may also need it to define a boundary around the home.

However, there can often be confusion over the specific requirements of the fence. Based on research, Australian standards for fencing are set and reviewed by Standards Australia to remove the guesswork from fence installation and to ensure that products are safe and work efficiently.

Most people would agree that the pool fence is the most important fence to get right. A relationship has been established between poorly erected pool fences and increased rates of children drowning.

Legislation for pool fencing varies between the different Australian states and territories, so it’s wise to make contact with local state governments or building authorities to ensure that pool fences comply with current laws.