Responsible Pet Ownership Information and Dog Exercise Areas

Picking Up After Your Dog

Dog faeces is unsightly and unpleasant. It can also cause problems for our community and environment.
Things to remember when walking your dog:

  • When exercising your dog ALWAYS carry a pooper bag to collect your dog’s waste. You can use freezer bags or plastic bags too.
  • Dispose of waste responsibly.
  • Sorell Council provides red disposal bins in many areas throughout the Sorell municipal area.

Dog faeces can pollute the beach and river and can be a breeding ground for diseases in dogs and humans.

Dog to dog:
  • Parvo virus
  • Tapeworm
  • Roundworm
  • Canine hepatitis
  • Distemper
Dog to human:
  • Hookworm
  • Tapeworm
  • Roundworm
  • Whipworm

In accordance with the Dog Control Act 2000 you are required to clean up after your dog. If your dog is caught leaving excrement in a public place and it is not removed, you may be issued with an infringement notice and be fined.

Locations of Dog Faeces Bins:

  • Carlton – Carlton Park Surf Club car park
  • Connellys Marsh
  • Dodges Ferry – Dodges ferry Boat Ramp (Tigerhead Beach)
  • Dodges Ferry – Red Ochre Beach (x2)
  • Dodges Ferry – Park Beach car park
  • Dodges Ferry – Okines Beach
  • Dodges Ferry – Carlton Beach Road (various locations)
  • Dunalley – Dog Exercise Area
  • Lewisham – Jones Bay
  • Marion Bay – Public car park
  • Midway Point – Lake Vue Parade and Brady Street
  • Orielton lagoon Loop – Miena Park section (x2)
  • Penna – Penna Beach
  • Primrose Sands – Primrose Sands beach car parks at each end (x2) and Esplanade
  • Primrose Sands – Esplanade
  • Sorell – Dog Exercise Area (Monatgu Street)
  • Sorell – Midway Point Causeway (x2)


Prohibitied Public Areas – At all times of the year

  • Any area within 10 metres of a playground
    Any grounds of a crèche, kindergarten or school without the permission of the person in charge
    Shop or shopping centre
    Any playing area of a sports ground on which sport is played

* Guide dogs and hearing dogs are exempt from this prohibition.*

Please remember these important points:

  • Not all dogs are friendly – don’t let your dog rush up to other animals.
  • Not all people want to interact with dogs – don’t allow your dog to approach people without their consent.
  • At all times dogs must be in sight of the owner and responsive to a command.

Your dog must be registered once it turns six months old, or penalties will apply. You can register earlier than 6 months if you wish.