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

Prohibited Areas 

Dogs and cats are also prohibited from:

  • Bunarong Park
  • Casuarina Reserve
  • George Pentland Botanic Gardens
  • Langwarrin Flora and Fauna Reserve
  • Studio Park
  • Paratea Reserve

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

Summer Care

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

Summer Restrictions

Dogs are not permitted on Frankston or Seaford beaches between 9.30am and 7.30pm during:

  • December
  • January
  • February
  • March

Dogs are permitted at other times 

Provided they are under effective control of a chain, cord or leash.

Council has a number of designated reserves called Free Roam Areas where dogs can be exercised off-leash, provided they are under effective control of the owner. This includes a 24/7 off lead beach area located near Keast Park. Please note there is limited parking available at Keast Park so please make sure you follow the parking rules in the area. Get more information on Free Roam Areas.

Take the Lead

Did you know that 1 in 3 guide dogs have been attacked 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

After Hours Contact

1300 322 322 to report emergency matters including dog attacks or threatening animals.