Supporting our neighbours – public land boundary fencing program

The NSW Government has committed $209 million to help bushfire-affected landholders with the cost of rebuilding boundary fences adjoining public lands.

Private landholders who share a boundary with public land and were impacted by the Northern and Southern fires of late 2019 and early 2020 are eligible to receive up to $5,000 per kilometre to contribute to the replacement of damaged boundary fences.

Note that for the purposes of this grant, public lands includes:

  • National parks
  • Forestry Corporation land
  • Traveling stock reserves
  • Crown reserves, tenured roads and leases
  • Roads managed by Roads and Maritime Services or Local Government.

Grants can be issued retrospectively to cover costs already incurred by landholders replacing fire damaged fencing where a boundary is shared with public lands.


We have dedicated Boundary Fence Coordinators ready to work with private landholders to identify their needs and ensure the funds flow as soon as possible.

To apply for the grant simply complete this form or call the team on 1300 778 080.

( * ) Required
Are you making this application on behalf of someone else?

This address is where the fencing is located.

E.g. Lot 23 DP789678 or 23/789678 Please enter all lots/dps with affected fencing.

E.g. NA123456

Length of fence in kilometres.
Has this fencing already been completed?
Name of your public land neighbour


Applications open 12 April 2020.

Applications close 31 March 2021.

Final funds to be allocated no later than June 30, 2021.

All boundary fencing must be completed no later than 31 December 2021.


A number of resources have been developed to support the roll out of the project.

The project team will continue to provide updates to landholders and community members as the project progresses.

If you have any questions about the project, please call the team on 1300 778 080.