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The Dogs in Public Places Policy outlines all the various dog control orders across the City of Greater Geelong (the City). This policy is due for review in 2022.

*Note this does not include land managed by independent land management committees (Barwon Coast and Bellarine Bayside)

By hearing from the community, we hope to learn which dog orders are working well and which ones need refinement, so that we can appropriately meet the competing needs of dog owners, non-dog owners, conservation of the environment and the protection of wildlife.

This review occurs every 4-years in line with Section 26 (2) of the Domestic Animals Act 1994, and is outlined as a key action in Issue 1 of the City's Domestic Animal Management Plan 2022-2025 (DAMP).

The community’s feedback will be reviewed, themed, and used to help us amend or improve specific dog orders and / or the locations in which orders are present.

We encourage you to review the following before you complete the short survey or attend a drop-in session:

Dog order map

Use the Dog walking Google map below to zoom in to see the dog control orders at the various reserves and trails across the City. (Click the square icon in the top right corner to open as a new tab)

Note: As the City is on lead unless otherwise signed, on leash areas are not marked as that is the default rule across the municipality.

How To Share Your Feedback

  1. Attend one of three drop-in sessions to speak with the City's Health and Local Laws team. An opportunity to ask questions, discuss matters in depth and have your feedback recorded. Locations listed under "Key Dates" on the right.
  2. Complete the online survey below or request a hard copy survey.
  3. Keep an eye out for our Engagement Officers who will be popping up at 15 different reserves and trails across the 6-week consultation.

    Complete the survey here

    Feedback closed on August 14, 2022, at 5pm.

    Drop-in Sessions

    The Health and Local Laws team will be available to answer questions and record general and specific feedback regarding dog orders at the following times and locations:

    Saturday 16 July 2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Drop-in Session #1 Portarlington

    Portarlington Parks Hall - 87 Newcombe Street, Portarlington

    2-hour community face-to-face consultation

    Saturday 30 July 2022 02:00 pm – 05:00 pm

    Drop-in Session #2 Geelong West

    Geelong West Town Hall, "The Supper Room" - 153 Pakington Street, Geelong West

    3-hour community face-to-face consultation

    Tuesday 9 August 2022 04:30 pm – 06:30 pm

    Drop-in Session #3 Grovedale

    Grovedale United Services Memorial Hall - 2a Reserve Rd, Grovedale

    2-hour community face-to-face consultation