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How much does it cost to install a new Fence?

Average Price
$58 per hour

How much does Fencing cost?

Looking to install a new fence or gate but not sure how much it’ll cost? Read on to find out how much you’ll pay to hire a professional for the job.

Do I need a tradesperson to install my Fence?

A fence is one of the most important aspects of your home. It protects from trespassers, offers privacy from nosy neighbours, and if installed correctly, adds value to your home. 

With that in mind, it's important to make sure your fence or gate is properly installed. If the job isn’t done correctly, it could easily come loose and more work (and money) will be required to repair it later down the line. If you’ve got small children or pets, a broken or loose fence or gate could be a danger to their wellbeing if they end up wandering off.

Hiring a professional will ensure that your fence provides security, privacy and value as intended.

How much does it cost to get your Fence installed?  

If you’re wondering how much installing a new gate or fence is going to cost, we’ve provided a rough guideline of how much you can expect to pay below: 

Average cost (per hour)$58
Minimum cost (per hour)$50
Maximum cost (per hour) $66

Factors influencing costs: 

The cost of your fencing job will depend on several key factors, including: 

  • Job type and labour costs 

  • Materials required

  • Height of your fence or gate

  • Location 

Job type and labour costs 

Whether you’re simply looking to give your fence or gate a quick touch up or a complete makeover, the cost of your installation project will depend on what you want to do. It essentially comes down to how much labour is required. 

An entire fence or gate installation including post-removal will most likely require two people to get the job done, which will probably cost you extra. If your fence or gate is located on a steep slope or an uneven bit of land, be prepared to pay more too as this job is tricky and time-consuming. 

Materials required 

Fence and gate materials come in all shapes and sizes, and so do their costs! Here’s a rough guideline of different material prices so you can choose the best option for your budget.

MaterialsAverage cost (for an average-sized fence or gate)
Picket fencing $2,000
Solid metal $3,100
Woven $2,300

Remember, when it comes to choosing fence or gate materials, quality is key. Although metal is more expensive than woven material, you can be guaranteed it won’t blow over in windy weather! 

Height of your fence or gate:  

Perhaps it should come as no surprise that the cost of your fencing installation job will increase for a taller fence. 

To give you a rough idea, here’s a rough estimate of the total average cost of fence and gate installation based on height: 

The average length of fence or gateAverage total cost
30ft - 40ft $2,100
200ft - 300ft $6,500


Fence and gate installation prices will cost more in larger cities to reflect the higher cost of living, so be prepared to factor this in if you live somewhere like Sydney or Melbourne. 

How to save money on your Fence Installation project 

Here’s some thrifty inspiration for keeping costs down: 

  • Buy your own materials - Sourcing your own materials may be cheaper than getting your professional to provide them, so it’s worth looking into! 

  • Choose your professional wisely - Choosing a skilled and experienced professional will mean that they’ll be able to complete the project quicker. This means you’ll pay less in the long-run - even if they charge more per hour!

  • Compare quotes -  Don’t just opt for the first professional who shows interest. Make sure you shop around and compare quotes to secure the best deal. 

Make your property more attractive and valuable with a trusted Fencer on Bark. 

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