Neighbouring Land Access Order - New South Wales


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 you will need to go to your Local Court to obtain an order.

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.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

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

Other resources

Act(s) name

Access to Neighbouring Land Act 2000 New South Wales

Lodgement process


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 Customer Service

Land Registry Services

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Land Registry Services

Department of Customer Service

New South Wales
Operating address: Queens Square
1 Prince Albert Road
Sydney, New South Wales 2000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 15
Sydney, New South Wales 2001
Phone: 1300 396 076
Phone: 02 8776 3575
Website: Land Registry Services (Opens in new window)