Supporting our neighbours – public land boundary fencing program

Applications for the Supporting our Neighbours program have closed.

In April 2020, the NSW Government launched ‘Supporting our Neighbours’ 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 were eligible to receive up to $5,000 per kilometre to contribute to the replacement of damaged boundary fences.

Between April 2020 and March 2021, more than $40 million was provided to landholders to help fund the re-construction of nearly 8,500 kilometres of fencing.

For the purposes of this grant, public lands included:

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

Key dates for applicants

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

Applications closed 31 March 2021.

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

Have questions about your application?

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

If you have any questions about the program or your application, please email the team at