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Cost of fence repair

Last updated: 14th Jun 2019

Hiring a professional to fix your fence costs approximately $80/m. If the damage is pretty easy to repair, you can expect the price to go down to about $65/m. However, if there’s a lot that needs to be done on your fencing, rates can increase up to $100/m.

Where do these prices come from?

<em>All prices stated in this article are based on FY 2016 pricing data compiled by The figures resulted from a comprehensive analysis of quotes submitted by Fence Repairers on the site from July 2015 to July 2016.</em>

Determining the cost of your fence repair job

Businesses typically base their pricing on standard industry rates. However, due to varying circumstances, they can increase or decrease the price of a job to get a more appropriate rate. Knowing the variables that could affect the cost of fence repair is important so that you could prepare a sufficient budget for it.

Complexity of the job

What type of damage occurred? Does it affect most parts of your fencing? Obviously, if your fence suffered great damage, it would be harder for fencing specialists to get it back in good condition. There’s also the question of whether it’s worth repairing the broken parts or not. Perhaps, total replacement of your fencing would be a better thing to do if too much work is needed to restore it.


Obtaining the right materials for repair can be a challenge sometimes. If there is limited supply of the material required to fix your fence, tradies would have to make an extra effort in getting them especially if the materials will come from a different location.

Additional services

Prep work may be needed before the actual fix can be done. This consequently raises the cost of the job, so what you thought is a straightforward task might eventually turn out to be more expensive.

How costs vary per location

In Victoria, fence repair costs approximately $64/m. Meanwhile, businesses in Queensland and New South Wales charge around $75/m and $77/m, respectively, for the same type of service.

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Pricing information correct as at August 2016.

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