Come walk with us!


Tasmanian Dog Walking Clubs Inc. is an umbrella organisation of dog walking clubs. Established in 2011, our objective is to encourage the formation of new dog walking clubs and associations across the state. 
TDWC supports member organisations’ local initiatives, while working to address legislative and policy issues at state level. Each association lobbies actively for improved dog walking facilities in their respective areas. They promote responsible dog ownership and enjoy a range of social activities.

We work with our member organisations to

  • promote the health and social benefits of dog walking to the community;

  • lobby for the provision of suitable dog walking areas in every council area across Tasmania;

  • promote responsible dog ownership; and

  • liaise with state and local authorities and other organisations concerned with dog welfare.

Our current member organisations are

  • Kingborough Dog Walking Association (KDWA)

  • Hobart Dog Walking Association (HDWA)

  • Huon Valley Dog Walking Association (HVDWA)

  • Sorell and Districts Dog Walking Association (SADDWA)

  • Derwent Valley Dog Walking Association (DVDWA)

  • Sighthound Appreciation Society Hobart (SASH)

Interested in forming a group in your local area?

We are very keen to encourage the formation of new dog walking clubs and associations in Tasmania and we're happy to assist with ideas, constitution templates and other support you may need to get started.


New member organisations accepted into full membership of TDWC may appoint two representatives to the Management Committee. They will also be able to set up their own page on this website. An associate membership category is available. Member organisations can also enjoy access to public liability insurance on a more cost-effective basis than would be possible for individual clubs/associations. To learn more, download a copy of our constitution here.

Management Committee 2019-2020

President: Melissa Fraser (HDWA)

Vice-President: Venie Phillips (KDWA)
Secretary: Val Andrews (HVDWA)

Treasurer: Kay Allport (HDWA)

Public Officer: Katie Hill (HVDWA)

Website Administrator: Russell Alphey

Member Representatives 2019-2020

Kingborough: Carl Mann, Tony Walch
Hobart: Tanzi Lewis, Philip Eldridge
Huon Valley: Joanne Ward

Sorell and Districts: Bill Thomas, Donna Waldie

Derwent Valley: Sharon McPherson

Contact Tasmanian Dog Walking Clubs Inc.


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