‘On’ and ‘off’ leash dog areas

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

We issued the following statement in response to a series of questions from the Geelong Advertiser on on and off leash dog areas.

Kevin Walsh - Director Planning and Development:

The City is committed to providing safe and enjoyable open spaces for the community and random and scheduled patrols of the municipality are regularly conducted, including on weekends and public holidays.

The City has a range officers involved in conducting patrols and this will continue.

Officers use both education and enforcement to encourage compliance, including the issuing of on the spot penalties.

The current penalty for a dog off leash in an on-leash area is $159.00.