About us

What is Dogs On Holidays?

The www.dogsonholidays.com.au website lists businesses and activities in Victoria that are dog friendly, including accommodation and restaurants.

Can I list my business?

Only accommodation properties, dining establishments and tours that are dog friendly and are situated within Victoria can be listed on Dogs On Holidays. Listings are also available for dog related activities and events.

Visit our advertising page for further information.

The Dogs On Holidays story

The Dogs On Holidays concept was researched and planned out by the team at Travel Victoria, taking over a former website about dog friendly accommodation which was first published in 2001.

In March 2012, the new Dogs On Holidays website was officially launched, featuring a diverse collection of dog friendly accommodation properties throughout Victoria.

In July 2015, the Dogs On Holidays website was completely redesigned, featuring a contemporary theme with full support for viewing on mobile devices.

Feeling a bit lost navigating around the Dogs On Holidays website? Have a look at the site map for an overview.

Dog friendly restaurants & cafes

Dog friendly restaurants & cafes are establishments where guests can dine with their pet. Those places have suitable outdoor eating or drinking areas where pets are permitted, as laws in Victoria prohibit pets from coming inside food establishments.

Dog friendly beaches

Dog friendly beaches are designed areas where dogs are permitted. They may allow dogs to be either off-leash, under effective control of their owner, or only on-leash. Restrictions may apply only during certain times of the day or during certain periods of the year.

Dog friendly tours & activities

Dog friendly tours & activities include tours where dogs are welcome to attend with their owners and activities which cater specifically for your dog.

Dog events

Dog events cover either events where dogs can attend, or events which cater for dog owners.

What is dog friendly accommodation?

Dog friendly accommodation can include hotels, motels, resorts, apartments, cabins, cottages, houses, units, bed & breakfasts, guest houses, caravan parks, holiday parks and camping sites.

Accommodation specified as being dog friendly means that dogs may stay overnight with their owners and facilities are in place to adequately accommodate your canine friend.

Please note that accommodation classified as being dog friendly can cover a very broad range of pet-friendliness, so not every property will be suitable for every dog and their owner.

Accommodation whereby your dog must be confined to the inside of your vehicle or caravan during your stay is not regarded as being dog friendly.

The accommodation provider may have certain restrictions with regards to dogs staying, such as:

  • Dogs are only permitted to stay at certain times of year
  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times
  • Dogs must stay outside at all times
  • Dogs are allowed inside, but only when supervised
  • Dogs are allowed inside, but not on furniture or beds
  • Dogs are restricted to those of certain sizes or temperaments
  • The number of dogs you can bring is limited

You should always confirm the facilities that are available for your pet with the accommodation provider directly before your arrive, and also clarify any restrictions that may be in place.