Victoria Legal Aid

Neighbours, the law and you

Published 2015-03-31

About this booklet

This booklet has information about laws on common neighbourhood issues such as animals, noise, fences and trees. It also covers nuisance (including pollution), land use and buildings and resolving neighbourhood disputes.

This edition of Neighbours, the law and you was produced by Victoria Law Foundation.

Important update

In this booklet, we refer to the mediation service offered by the Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria. That service has closed temporarily. For more information, visit Dispute Settlement Centre of VictoriaExternal Link .

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Reviewed 02 August 2023