Join Clarence Dog Owners' Group

A public meeting was held at Rosny Library on 19 June 2021 to form the Clarence Dog Owners Group to advocate for dog owners in the Clarence municipality.   CDOGS is affiliated with the Hobart Dog Walking Association Inc.


Join CDOGS is crucial for  information sharing and uniting dog owners about the draft Clarence Dog Management Policy Consultation, currently open until 28 July 2021.

It is recommended concerned dog owners either join the Clarence Dog Owners Group or the Hobart Dog Walking Association (HDWA), which will be affiliated with the Clarence group and follow on Facebook.  The HDWA has Clarence members.

The contents on this webpage and the Draft Clarence Dog Management Policy and Schedule of Declared Areas illustrate why Clarence dog owners need to unite and take action.

Membership form

  • Download, complete and return the CDOG Membership Form (PDF)


Time to have your say in Stage Two 
















Consultation open until 28 July 2021

Dog owners who care about having places to exercise their dogs must have their say in Round Two of the Clarence City Council Dog Policy Review or risk losing most of the municipality's off-lead exercise areas.

Even if you wrote or completed the survey for Stage One, which closed on 12 April and extended to 4 May 2021, you must provide written comment for Round Two.

Stage One of the Dog Management review received an overwhelming response of over 3,000 submissions. However, changes can get made in Round Two of consultations so important to participate by emailing or writing to the Council before 28 July 2021.

What's at risk

There is a long hit-list of tracks and trails proposed to change from off-lead to on-lead, including:


  • Natone Hill, Bedlam Walls and Pilchers Hill, Geilston Bay

  • Waverley Park, Mornington

  • Many bushland areas near Rokeby

  • The entire Tangara Trail from Cambridge to South Arm. 

It is recommended when you complete the survey or write to the Council you state you want to continue with off-lead exercise on beaches and at Anzac Park, as the Round Two survey provides the option to vote for Anzac Park to become on-lead and for restrictions on beaches.

The Council's Hitlist 

Seven Mile Beach petition

Seven Mile Beach dog owners noticed there are also risks to dog exercise areas at Seven Mile Beach and have a petition at the Seven Mile Beach Store.

You are welcome to download a copy of the petition and collect signatures and return the petition to Anne by 25 July 2021:

Anne - Seven Mile Beach petition
PO Box 1065
Rosny Park TAS 7018 

or email to arrange for collection.


News Items

The following news items on this web site explain our concerns about the policy.


The survey will inform changes to the draft Dog Management Policy.

Here is a direct link to the survey.

For further details, see the bottom of the policy and review process page:


Since 2006, the Hobart Dog Walking Association Inc has represented dog owners in Hobart, Clarence and Glenorchy.

Clarence dog owners concerned about the Clarence Dog Management Review should either:

  • Contact the Hobart Dog Walking Association Inc: 

  • Form a local group:

    •  Clarence dog owners are looking to form a local dog walking association

    • We recommend talking about your concerns with others in your community as the Schedule of Declared Areas 1 July 2021 -2028 will impact many areas if adopted.


Map of Proposed Changes

You can see a map of the proposed changes by clicking on the thumbnail

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Email Councillors


A very effective way to have your say directly is to email Clarence City Councillors. Keep it brief and civil.

Alderman Doug Chipman - Mayor:

Alderman Heather Chong - Deputy Mayor:

Alderman Brendan Blomeley:

Alderman Luke Edmunds:

Alderman Dean Ewington:

Alderman Richard James:

Alderman Wendy Kennedy:

Alderman Tony Mulder:

Alderman John Peers:

Alderman Sharyn von Bertouch:

Alderman James Walker:

Alderman Beth Warren: