What Are The Land Clearing Regulations In Rockhampton?

Whether you are working on new property construction or you want to organise some space to clear a fence line, you certainly can’t go about clearing land without the proper equipment and machinery. Something to keep in mind is that there are strict regulations for land clearing in Rockhampton, especially when it comes to firebreak and fence line clearing. If you want to avoid running into a nasty set of fines, it is always best to attack the problem with the help and advice of a professional team.

Luckily for you, it just so happens that here at Jeff Thompson Excavator Hire, we have everything that you need and know all of the rules to follow. Here is some of the most important information you need to know.


When it comes to fire-breaks around buildings and other large infrastructure (apart from roads, fences and tracks), you are permitted to clear up to twenty metres, or one and a half times the height of an adjacent tree. Whichever of these two measuring tools is greater is advised to be chosen when performing fire-break land clearing.

Fenceline Issues

For lesser fenceline issues, you are allowed to clear an area up to ten metres in width. There are, however, a few exceptions with regards to select areas. These include development projects, vegetation and compliance with various other federal, state or local laws that need to be adhered to.

Of course, the best way to go about this is to hire a professional for the job, a firm that is used to working within this regulation and won’t get you into any trouble with the law during the process.

Call The Professionals For Advice

We can clear your land safely, legally and to the highest standards possible. We have a clear and long-standing understanding of the strict regulations, and part of our job alongside providing the relevant machinery will also be an awareness of staying within the legal boundaries of the situation.

If you are considering land clearing in Rockhampton soon, the best thing to do is get in touch with us to discuss your specific details. We will not only be able to provide you with the regulation advice that you need, but also the machines that will complete the job.