As previously advised, during 2019 the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council regarding management of dogs on beaches. Accordingly, and for the first time at Merricks Beach, Council officers may enter the beach and have the power to issue on-the-spot fines for noncompliance with regulations.
Dog regulations at Merricks Beach are unaltered. Merricks Beach is a dogs-on-leads beach and, during daylight saving hours, dogs are not permitted on the beach between 9am and 7pm.
Please remember to pick up your dog’s waste in the foreshore and throughout the village.