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


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


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


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.


As specified on permit.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $110.00


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

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1995 WA

Local law(s) name

Fencing Local Law 2000

Administering agency

City of Rockingham

Contact details

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

Building Services

City of Rockingham

Operating address: Civic Boulevard
Rockingham, Western Australia 6168
Mailing address: PO BOX 2142
Rockingham DC, Western Australia 6967
Phone: 08 9528 0333
Fax: 08 9592 1705
Website: City of Rockingham (Opens in new window)