A 63-year-old Warrell Creek man was taken to hospital after allegedly being attacked with a hammer around 10am last Wednesday.
He was treated for a 3cm cut to the back of his head at Macksville Hospital and received a couple of stitches. There were also other cuts to his head and minor injuries to his back.
Police said the incident was the result of a dispute between neighbours.
The man's 66-year-old neighbour was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
He will appear before the Macksville Local Court this Thursday, December 12.