The Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria deals with a wide range of dispute types and also offers general advice to help if you are in a dispute.

In this section

Fencing
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Fencing

Issues around repairing or replacing a shared fence, damage to fences and boundary issues can all contribute to disputes between neighbours.
Trees
green trees in sunlight

Trees

Overhanging branches, damage from roots and dropped foliage can all contribute to issues between neighbours. Find out what to do about it.
Solving problems
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a fence being repaired

Solving problems

If things don't go well immediately, don't panic! Think about some of the following strategies when trying to resolve an issue with a neighbour.
Reaching an agreement
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Reaching an agreement

Most agreements you make will not require a formal acknowledgement. However, many people find that writing things down can help ensure that further disputes don't occur in the future.
Useful links
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Useful links

Links to external agencies or relevant organisations that may be able to help you with an issue.