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Talking dogs and cats

Wednesday 10 November 2021


More than 800 community members have already had their say on pets and public spaces in Bayside.

Bayside has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in Victoria. With finite space and a growing population, it’s important we have a Domestic Animal Management Plan that balances everyone’s needs.

We’re encouraging everyone – those with pets and those without – to get involved and tell us their needs and concerns. This will help Council to set actions, plan programs and invest resources over the next four years where they’ll make the biggest difference.

Paw patrols

From this weekend, we’ll be out and about talking to community members about Bayside’s Domestic Animal Management Plan and how to get involved in the consultation. If you see us, please come over and have a chat (we’ve also got little presents for the doggos!)

Saturday 13th November 

10am - 3pm 

Dendy Park and Elsternwick Park, Brighton

Wednesday 17th November 

10am - 2pm

Church Street, Brighton and Wishart Reserve, Hampton East

Sunday 21st November 

10am -12pm

Thomas Street Reserve, Hampton 

Sunday 21st November 

12.30am -4pm

Along the foreshore / Bay Trail

Thursday 25th November 

10am -2pm 

Ricketts Point & the Beaumaris Concourse

Share your views 

Dog-poop disposal, off-leash times, on-leash rules, and wandering cats are all part of the conversation among not only pet owners but everyone who enjoys our foreshore, sportsgrounds, parks, and open spaces.

Feedback from this first phase of consultation will inform actions in a draft Domestic Animal Management Plan. Further consultation on the draft Plan will occur in early 2022.

We've posted or emailed a survey to 5,600 randomly selected Bayside households. If you received a printed survey in the mail or email invite (from please complete that version (not this one) as it will help improve the quality of our analysis.

Tell us what you think before consultation closes on 28 November 2021.

Have your say