Neighbouring Land Access Order - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this order if you intend to carry out works on your own property and require access to adjoining or adjacent land. For the purpose of this order, works include but are not limited to:

  • construction, demolition, alteration, repair or maintenance of buildings
  • carrying out inspections to determine whether any work is required
  • making plans for building work
  • ascertaining whether trees or plants are dangerous or diseased
  • ascertaining the course of drains or sewers
  • repairing or replacing drains or sewers
  • removing, replacing or clearing trees and shrubs.

Please be aware that to obtain an order you need to go to your Local Court.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As specified.



Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Other resources



You must give at least 21 days notice before lodging your application to the owner of the land you intend to access.

Additional information

When considering your application, the Court will examine:

  • whether the work can be carried out without needing access to the neighbouring land
  • whether granting the access would cause unreasonable hardship to the person affected by the order.

Administering agency

Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
Land and Property Information

Act(s) name

Access to Neighbouring Land Act 2000 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
Land and Property Information

Operating address:
1 Prince Albert Road
Queens Square
New South Wales 2000
Mailing address:
Sydney, New South Wales 2001


02 9228 6666


1300 052 637


02 9236 7611


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