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Winter foreshore dog regulations return

1 April 2016

Winter foreshore restrictions are now in place from 1 April until 31 October allowing more time for dogs to be exercised on Kingston’s beaches.

Owners are reminded that all dogs must be on leash until they reach the sand area and must remain under effective control at all times.

From April, dogs must be on leash between 11am and 3pm at

  • Mentone, Parkdale and Mordialloc (Plummer Rd, Mentone to Bay St, Mordialloc)
  • Aspendale, Edithvale, Chelsea, Bonbeach and Carrum (Mordialloc Creek to McLeod Rd, Carrum).

The 24-hour dog off-leash beaches are still active at:

  • Mentone (northern end of beach from Charman Rd to Plummer Rd)
  • Carrum (southern end of beach from Old Post Office Lane to Osprey Lane).

Dogs are not permitted in the ‘no-dog zone’ designated between Bay Street and the Mordialloc Pier. The no-dog zone includes the sand, foreshore reserve and the Peter Scullin Reserve.

Council reminds dog owners that they must carry a device (e.g. a plastic or paper bag) to pick up after their pet at all times while they are out and about. People who fail to produce such a device if requested by an authorised officer, or who fail to pick up after their dog could face an on-the-spot penalty of $152.

For information about parks and foreshore areas where dogs can be exercised, see or contact Kingston Council’s Customer Service Hotline on 1300 653 356.

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