Picking up after your dog

Dogs in the park

No one likes stepping in dog poo, whether it's on a sports field or footpath.

Monash residents are encouraged to show courtesy for their fellow community members by picking up after their dogs.

Picking up after your dog also means you are doing the right thing by the environment. Some dog droppings contain harmful bacteria and nutrients. When dog droppings are left outdoors and it rains, harmful bacteria from the droppings can be washed down the drains and end up in local creeks.

People who don't pick up after their dogs risk a $200 fine.

Dog poo bag dispensers in local parks

To make it easier for people to pick up after their dogs, Council has begun installing dog poo bag dispensers in local parks. Dispensers are now available in the below parks:

Ashwood
Burwood
  • Gardiners Reserve
Glen Waverley
Hughesdale
Mount Waverley
Mulgrave
Oakleigh
Oakleigh East
Oakleigh South
Wheelers Hill

 

Drinking fountains

Fountains - with separate drinking areas for people and for dogs - have been installed in the below local parks.

Ashwood
Burwood
  • Gardiners Reserve
Clayton
Glen Waverley
Hughesdale
  • Argyle Reserve
Mount Waverley
Mulgrave
Oakleigh
Oakleigh East
Oakleigh South
Wheelers Hill

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Last updated: 30 June 2017