Laws affecting this topic have changed
From 1 November 2011, the Neighbourhood Disputes (Dividing Fences and Trees) Act 2011 deals with laws about trees and dividing fences in Queensland. This replaces the Dividing Fences Act.
More information regarding the new laws is available from the Department of Justice and Attorney-General website. Please refer to their website if you need further assistance.
The law that deals with the building or the repairing of dividing fences in Queensland is the Neighbourhood Disputes (Dividing Fences and Trees) Act 2011. The law applies to city and rural land, although there are some exceptions in relation to agricultural land of more than half a hectare. Local council laws and building codes may also apply in your area.
I need to get some help with my rights concerning retaining walls, what should I do?
The law about retaining walls is complex. You should get private legal advice.