Your Pet, Our City
The campaign focuses on responsible pet ownership and aims to educate the community about their legal obligations to their animal and our city.
Did you know?
People can legally object to barking dogs or noisy pets, other people’s animals being on their property without their permission, dogs being walked off-leash in public or being rushed at or attacked by aggressive dogs.
Council officers conduct random patrols of hotspots, reserves and knock on doors to detect unregistered dogs and cats
Detected offenders may be prosecuted and animals may also be seized
You can and will be fined for breaking the law and taken to court for serious or repeat offences
Dogs are Prohibited
Dogs are prohibited from the Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre (PARC), Frankston Skate Park, Frankston city centre (Central Activities Area) in the area bordered by Fletcher Road, Baxter Street, Davey Street and Kananook Creek.
Dogs and cats are also prohibited from:
Scoop the poop
Dog owners must pick up after their dog when in public and dispose of the waste appropriately
Council provides some dog waste bins in popular areas however owners are responsible for carrying thier own plastic bags or scooper
Your pet needs:
Cool, shady areas in your house or backyard
Cool drinking water - try some ice blocks in their water bowl
Pink noses can become sunburnt - special pet sunscreen is available
Warmer months are prime time for fleas and ticks – keep treatments up to date
Walk in the early morning or evening
Pets die in hot cars
Leave your pet at home rather than alone in a car
Cars heat up very quickly, even on mild days and it takes less than six minutes for an animal to suffer severe heat exhaustion in a car and die
Dogs on Beaches
Dogs are not permitted on Frankston or Seaford beaches between 9.30am and 7.30pm during:
Dogs are permitted at other times
Provided they are under effective control of a chain, cord or leash.
There are no free-roam beach areas in Frankston City.
Take the Lead
Did you know that 1 in 3 guide dogs have been attached by an off-lead dog?
Make sure you are a responsible pet owner and always walk your dog on a lead.
More information on Guide Dogs Australia
P. 03 9854 4444
Frankston City Council
30 Davey Street
P. 1300 322 322
After Hours Contact
1300 322 322 to report emergency matters including dog attacks or threatening animals.