Be a responsible dog owner: carry bags to pick up after your pet and keep your pooch on a lead.

Port Phillip dog owners and visitors to the area are encouraged to prevent messy moments for the whole community by picking up after their pooches. Please also keep your four-legged friend on a leash, unless you are in a designated off-leash area. For more information about neighbourhood-based off-lead areas, visit dog parks and reserves.

Under council's Community Amenity Local Law, dog owners must carry bags or devices in addition to the current requirement to pick up after their dog. The penalty is an on the spot fine.

Environmentally friendly products including biodegradable doggy poo bag are available for purchase by local dog owners to use in picking up after their dog.

Bags and devices

BioGone plastics offers common disposable plastic items that will fully biodegrade over a few years in landfill.

A range of other bags and devices are on the market and available from various outlets including pet shops, veterinaries and supermarkets.

Port Phillip dog owners are encouraged to demonstrate responsible pet ownership and, in the interest of the entire community, carry a bag or similar device and pick up after their dog.

More information

For more information and questions, please contact us.

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