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.

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Trees

Trees

Overhanging branches, damage from roots and dropped foliage can all contribute to issues between neighbours. Find out what to do about it.
Fencing
a neighbourhood fence with ivy growing

Fencing

Issues around repairing or replacing a shared fence, damage to fences and boundary issues can all contribute to disputes between neighbours.
Solving problems
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
two men happy and shaking hands after agreement

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.