Woof! Have I got your attention now?

Published on 25 October 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.

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.


Provide your feedback before 9 December 2022 in the following ways:


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.  
Thursday 27 October
Hastings Market, 9am to 1pm
Wednesday 2 November
Mornington Library, 9am to 1pm
Friday 11 November
Rosebud Pier, 8:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday 15 November
Balnarring IGA, 8:30am 11:30am
Friday 2 December
Rye Beach, 8:30am to 11:30am
Sunday 4 December
Moorooduc Markets, 9am to 1pm

Quote attributable to Mayor Councillor Anthony Marsh:
“Whether you own a dog or not, we encourage you to provide your feedback to help us understand what's important to you. Your input will help to further shape the draft Dogs Policy.”



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