Get help dealing with neighbours
How can Legal Aid WA help?
We do not normally give legal advice on disputes with neighbours unless it involves a restraining order.
Call the Infoline or contact your nearest Legal Aid WA office to find out what help we can give for your situation. If we can’t help, we may be able to refer you to someone else who can.
Please let us know if you need an interpreter.
Where else can I get help?
- The Law Society of WA can refer you to lawyers who advise on civil matters, including restraining orders.
- Your local community legal centre may be able to give you some help, depending on the problem you are having with a neighbour.
- A mediation or dispute resolution service may be able to help you come to an agreement with a neighbour.
- Building and Energy Division (Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety) has information about dividing fences.
- Your local government can advise on minimum fencing requirements under local laws.
- Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries provides information on the responsibilities of cat and dog owners, including on nuisance barking dogs.
- Department of Water and Environmental Regulation for information on reporting noise and other types of pollution.
Reviewed: 21 September 2022