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Winter foreshore dog regulations return

6 April 2018

With the colder weather approaching, foreshore winter dog restrictions are now in force 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.

“We’re incredibly lucky in Kingston to have 13km of beautiful foreshore to enjoy,” Kingston Mayor Steve Staikos said. “The different zones along our beaches mean people can enjoy the coast in a way that suits them – some people want to let their dog run free while others, particularly families with young children, may prefer not to interact with dogs. 

Cr Staikos said the zones are clearly signed at each section of the beach to make it easy for our community to do the right thing. “My schnoodle Pepper loves running off-lead - especially at the beach - but I understand it’s my responsibility to keep her clear of people who just want to enjoy the environment, and to make sure I clean up after her.” 

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 at any time 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 $148.



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