Dog Friendly Areas

Dogs are required to be leashed at all times within the municipality unless they are being exercised at the Narrows Beach (formerly known as Dog Beach), where they may be off lead but must be under effective voice control.

The Narrows Beach is accessed from the car park near the pedestrian lights on Bellarine Highway, opposite Roddick Grove. The off-lead area begins at the end of the boardwalk and extends east, finishing at the end of Fraser Street. Please ensure that your dog is on a lead before you enter the area and when leaving. This dog beach is available all year.

Picking up after your dog

Dog Tidy Bag Dispensers are placed throughout the municipality and dog owners are reminded that it is your responsibility to pick up after your animal. Dog faeces poses a health risk not only for people but also for other dogs and they cause unsightly, smelly pollution. A penalty applies to anyone found not picking up after their dog.

Dogs on beaches time restrictions apply over summer

Residents and visitors to Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale are reminded that summer timeshare restrictions for dogs on beaches are now in force and Council’s local laws officers regularly patrol local beaches.

The Borough of Queenscliffe Council recently introduced new time restrictions for dogs from 15 December until the end of February, extending the hours owners are allowed to walk their dogs on all beaches (on lead) to between 8pm-9am. 

About 40 bright orange new time restriction signs have recently been installed on pathways and at the entrances to all main beach access points in Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale. 

Dogs are required to be leashed at all times within the municipality unless they are being exercised at the Narrows Beach (formerly known as Dog Beach). Dogs may be off lead all year, at all hours, at Narrows Beach but must be under effective voice control.

Time restrictions apply to all other local beaches over summer to ensure fair shared use and reduce any potential conflict between users given the high numbers of visitors during the peak summer holiday period.

Dog owners are advised to look out for signs along coastal pathways confirming the dog restrictions in place and clean up after their dogs at all times. Dogs must always be on leash in beach car parks and on beach access tracks.

All dogs are prohibited from entering fenced sand dune and coastal vegetation areas or disturbing wildlife such as nesting Hooded plovers or resting seals, which frequently visit our coastline over summer.

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