How do I start a Jim’s Fencing franchise?

The rise of building and construction projects in recent years has resulted in an increased demand for fencing services around Australia. The fencing industry is projected to grow significantly over the upcoming years, so if you’ve ever considered starting a fencing business of your own, now would be the perfect time.


With over 160 individual franchises across Australia, Jim’s Fencing has established for itself a reputation as one of the most reliable fencing providers in the country. Owning a Jim’s Fencing franchise allows franchise owners to set their own hours, work in unique and interesting environments, and increase their earning potential. It’s a lifestyle that provides complete financial freedom from the very beginning, and you might be surprised to learn just how easy it is to start your very own franchise.

Do you need qualifications to be a fencer?

Like most trade sectors, the exact requirements surrounding licensing varies slightly from state to state. For example, Victorian regulations stipulate that fencers don’t need to hold a license unless they are undertaking a specific building project as defined by the Victorian Building Authority. In contrast, New South Wales regulations specify that fencers must carry a license for all jobs that exceed $1,000 in value. Since the rules vary depending on where you live, it’s always best to confirm licensing requirements with your state’s building authority. 

Licensing aside, you don’t need to have any formal qualifications to work as a fencer in Australia. Some prior experience in the building and construction industry and/or mechanical knowledge may come in handy, however, if you’re completely new to the industry our team at Jim’s Fencing will take you on the road and give you all the training you need to become a fencer. Put simply, anyone can become a fencer. 

How do I start a fencing business?

For those who enjoy working outdoors and working with their hands, running a fencing business can be a super rewarding and fulfilling career. Before you can even begin to think about taking on clients, however, you’ll need to set up an ABN, register your business, register for GST (if required) and obtain a fencing license (if required). 


One of the benefits of purchasing a Jim’s Fencing franchise is that the entire set-up process is streamlined. Rather than going through the process of setting up a business on your own, you’ll receive the full support and assistance of a company that is highly skilled in setting up profitable and successful franchises. You’ll also have the backing of a brand that carries 96% brand recognition in Australia, so you don’t have to worry about setting up logos, creating a brand, and establishing a reputation.

Can I find a Jim’s Fencing business for sale?

Here at Jim’s Fencing, we see hundreds of leads go unserviced every month. We receive so much work and so many enquiries that we are forced to turn away new customers on a daily basis. Naturally, we’d prefer if all of our leads could be serviced by Jim’s Fencing franchisees, so we’re always on the lookout for people to join our division and help service our customers. We provide all our franchisees with comprehensive training when they come on board, so the only thing you need to bring to the table is a good attitude and a drive to succeed. 

If you’re interested in opening your own Jim’s Fencing franchise, you can get in touch with us online or by calling 131 546. We’ll put you in contact with a current Jim’s Fencing franchisor who will answer all the questions you may have about joining the Jim’s Group.

How profitable is a fencing business?

As the fencing industry continues to grow in Australia, there’s a lot of money to be made in running a fencing business. Starting any business involves accepting the potential for risk, but here at Jim’s Fencing, we try our very best to minimise those risks. Our ‘Pay For Work Guarantee’ provides new franchisees with a financial security net that allows them to launch their new businesses with confidence. We provide all franchisees with a weekly safety net of $1,200, no matter which division they’re in. 


The good news is that the majority of franchisees never claim this weekly Guarantee, as their weekly income generally exceeds $1,200 right from the very start. Most Jim’s Group franchises are profitable within their first year, with some franchisees exceeding $300,000 worth of sales in their very first year of operation!  

How much does a Jim’s Fencing franchise cost?

Unlike retail franchises, Jim’s franchises have comparatively low start-up costs. Since their operations are mobile, onboarding franchisees don’t have to worry about expenses such as rent and fitouts. The cost of a Jim’s Fencing franchise depends on the size of the region and whether you’re starting a franchise from scratch or purchasing a franchise with existing customers. If you’d like some more accurate information about the costs of starting a Jim’s Fencing franchise in your area, get in touch today and a member of our team will be able to help you out.  

How does a Jim’s franchise work? 

At its core, a Jim’s franchise is pretty straightforward. Franchisees provide services to customers, while franchisors provide support to franchisees. Every Jim’s franchise belongs to the wider Jim’s Group network, however, each franchise business operates as an autonomous business. Franchisees set their own working hours, hire their own staff, build up their own business strategies, and are responsible for running the day-to-day operations of their business. Although our franchise owners are more or less given full freedom to run their own business as they wish, our head office is always on hand for ongoing support.


At Jim’s Fencing, we provide everything you need to get your business off the ground. We provide our franchise owners with proven systems, marketing needs, invoicing and quoting processes, and constant support and mentoring. Every Jim’s Group franchisee is asked to attend training at our headquarters in Mooroolbark, Victoria prior to starting their business. During training, you’ll learn everything you need to know about running a successful and profitable business. From customer service to sales; from resilience building to marketing, we’ll cover it all.


Leads come through a dedicated call centre located at our headquarters in Mooroolbark, Victoria. Having leads come through a call centre provides our franchisees with security (especially in those early days of starting their business), but the reality is that most franchisees become more or less self-sufficient over time. As they build up their own customer base within their specific communities, most of our franchisees find that they begin to operate comfortably on repeat customers and referrals after a few years. Given that Jim’s Group receives more than 200,000 unserviced leads each year, it’s safe to say that most of our franchisees don’t struggle to find work. 

How do I join Jim’s Fencing?

If you’re interested in joining Jim’s Fencing, we’d love to hear from you. Once you lodge an enquiry online or by calling our 131 546 number, we’ll put you in touch with a Jim’s Fencing franchisor who will speak to you about owning a franchise and answer any questions you may have about signing on as a Jim. Following that, you’ll be invited to spend a day on the road with a local franchisee to experience for yourself what a typical day may involve. From there, we can begin organising contracts for you and book you in for our on-site training program. We don’t ask you to sign a contract before you attend, so there are no strings attached. 

If you’re looking for a new opportunity to turn your hobby into a career this year, a Jim’s Fencing franchise may be the perfect fit for you. With plenty of work to be found, we’re always keen on welcoming new people to our growing division. Give us a call on 131 546 or enquire online today to discuss next steps. 

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