Permit to Erect an Electrified, Barbed Wire or Razor Wire Fence - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to construct an electrified, barbed wire or razor wire fence around your property. You will require a building licence to build a fence. This permit will be granted if the fence is not next to a residential property.

Any fence that is constructed has to comply with the standards and, in the case of an electrified fence, must be turned off during business hours. Any barbed or razor wire must be at least two metres above ground level.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Exemptions

Rural and special rural lots do not require this permit.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this permit you must:

  • Ensure that the barbed wire or other spiked materials are carried on posts not less than 1950mm from the ground level;
  • Ensure that the barbed wire fence is not placed upon a lot that is adjacent to a thoroughfare or other public place; and
  • Ensure that where razor wire is used it is constructed on a fence no less than 2000mm above the ground.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Duration

As specified on permit.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

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

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for Permit to Erect an Electrified, Barbed Wire or Razor Wire Fence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

City of Karratha

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1995 (Western Australia)

Local law(s) name

Fencing Local Law 2003

Contact details

Enquiries Officer
City of Karratha


Operating address:
Lot 1083 Welcome Road
Karratha
WA 6714
Mailing address:
PO BOX 219
Karratha, Western Australia 6714

Phone:

08 91868555

Fax:

08 91851626
enquiries@karratha.wa.gov.au

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