Picking up after your dog

Around 900,000 dogs in Victoria produce 90 tonnes of dog poo each day. Some dog droppings contain harmful bacteria and nutrients which may contribute to E. coli pollution on our beaches, especially following heavy rainfalls. Infected puppies can also excrete roundworms that can be particularly harmful to children and people with weak immune systems.

Your responsibility

When you own a dog it is your responsibility to clean up after it.

Dog owners should ensure they always carry a bag suitable for the collection of their dogs droppings. Council also provides free dog litter bags in a number of parks across the City(PDF, 751KB). Once you have picked up the dog poo you can dispose of it in dog litter or rubbish bins.

Failure to clean up after your dog can result in an on-the-spot fine.