Woof! Have I got your attention?

Published on 23 November 2022


We've developed a draft Dogs in Public Places Policy and would like our community – both dog owners and everyone else – to give their feedback.

Community consultation is closing shortly! Don't miss out on providing your thoughts. Head to mornpen.vic.gov.au/dogspolicy before 9 December to have your say. 

During initial consultation, you told us the current guidelines are confusing, with inconsistent dog controls and signage.

We’re simplifying the regulations and making them easy to understand.

The Policy provides a consistent approach to how we assess suitability of areas where dogs can be leash free (with their owners and under effective control) and where they can't go (dog prohibited areas).
Managing dogs in public spaces and encouraging responsible pet ownership is important in protecting community amenity, safety and the local environment.

We also recognise the value of pet ownership and its overall benefit for our health and wellbeing.

The draft Dogs in Public Places Policy helps us balance the needs of dog owners, with the needs of the rest of our community.




To have your say and see how this Policy may affect you visit: mornpen.vic.gov.au/dogspolicy
Hard copy survey forms are available on request at our Customer Service Centres.



Write to

Dogs Policy
Mornington Peninsula Shire
Private Bag 1000, Rosebud, Victoria, 3939

Come and talk to us

Want to learn more or ask questions? Chat with us at one of our pop up sessions.  
Friday 2 December
Rye Beach, 8:30am to 11:30am
Sunday 4 December
Moorooduc Markets, 9am to 1pm



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