Summer restrictions for dogs on beaches

Published on 23 November 2016


Restrictions for dogs on beaches over summer come into effect from 1 December.

The restrictions prohibit dogs on some Moyne Shire beach areas between 9am and 6pm daily between 1 December and Easter Monday inclusive.

Restricted areas are:

Killarney – The beach between the boat ramp and 200 metres west of the main car park.

Peterborough – The beach between the bridge and the monument at the carpark south of Irvine Park.

Port Fairy – The Beach between South Beach carpark and Powling Street and the beach between Battery Lane and Connolly Street.

Penalties for having your dog on the beach during the prohibited times are $100 per dog.

The areas of Griffiths Island and Sandy Cove Nature Reserve Are Prohibited to dogs at all times.

The seasonal changes aim to balance the needs of beach goers and dog owners over the busy warmer months.

If you are holidaying with your dog, Moyne Shire recommends that you ensure your dog is wearing a tag with your mobile phone number on it.  If your dog does unfortunately happen to run away, this will assist officers in returning your dog to you in a timely manner.  

Dog owners are reminded that they must pick up after their dogs and have effective control of their dog at all times.

Moyne Shire responsible dog ownership brochures, outlining Restricted areas and On-Leash areas are available, at the Port Fairy Tourist Information Centre, Moyne Shire Offices and here(PDF, 2MB)