Melbourne Suburbs dog friendly beaches

When can you take your dog onto Melbourne beaches?

City of Bayside:

This includes Beaumaris, Black Rock, Brighton, Hampton and Sandringham.

City of Hobsons Bay:

Dogs must be on-leash at all beach areas at all times except for the following beaches where dogs are prohibited between 10am and 9:30pm from 1st November to 30th April:

  • Altona Beach - between Sarros Street and Bayview Street
  • Williamstown Beach - between Williamstown Swimming & Life Saving Club (opposite Victoria Street) and Shelly's Beach Pavillion (opposite Garden Street)

City of Kingston:

This includes Aspendale, Bonbeach, Carrum, Chelsea, Edithvale, Mentone, Mordialloc and Parkdale.

City of Port Phillip:

This includes Albert Park, Elwood, Middle Park, Port Melbourne and St Kilda.

City of Wyndham:

Off-lead: Campbells Cove at Werribee South, between car park at eastern end of Campbells Cove Road and RAAF Williams Point Cook Base.

Official references for dogs on beaches in this region:

When bringing your dog to the beach, refer to signs at beach entry points and consult the official references above for the latest information.

To check for current lifesaving services and conditions at beaches around Victoria, visit the Beachsafe website at