About KDWA

Promoting the benefits of dog ownership within our society - campaigns, walks & activities!

The core purpose of KDWA is to establish, retain and improve both off-lead and on-lead dog walking areas within the municipality of Kingborough. We work in partnership with Kingborough Council towards this goal, and to promote responsible dog ownership. Membership funds enable KDWA to contribute to local projects and facilities, which can be enjoyed by all dogs and their families in the community.


We also coordinate campaigns and activities. Our monthly walks are a wonderful chance to meet and socialise your dogs, so why not come along! New members welcome.


KDWA was formed in 1998 as the first dog interest group in Tasmania, and is a founding member of Tasmanian Dog Walking Clubs Inc., an umbrella organisation for dog walking clubs in Tasmania.

Committee Members 2020/2021

President: Peter McIntosh

Vice President: Venie Phillips

Secretary: Su Jan New Clark

Treasurer: Simon Barnsley

Jess Adams

Georgia Clark

Carl Mann

Tony Walch

Katrina Ward

Public Officer: Ailsa Richards

Newsletter Editor: Venie Phillips

AGM 2020

The 22nd AGM of the KDWA was held at 7pm on Thursday 10th September 2020 at the Kingston Library. There were 17 attendees, and the  main business of the meeting was the election of the executive and committee for the 2020-21 year.

After the AGM formalities, we heard from our guest speaker Michael Sertori from Dogs' Homes of Tasmania (DHOT). Michael began his presentation with his background and how he became the CEO of DHOT. He elaborated on the important role DHOT plays in the State, the challenges they face, and offered insightful opinions on how dogs' welfare in the State can be improved further. Michael’s presentation was very well received by everyone and was followed by a light supper.

A copy of the minutes of the KDWA 2020 AGM may be found here.

AGM 2019

The 21st AGM of the KDWA was held on Thursday 19th September 2019 at the Kingston Library. There were 17 attendees and 10 apologies. The main business of the meeting was the election of the executive and committee for the 2019-20 year.


After the meeting there was a very interesting presentation by our invited speaker, Sergeant Iain Shepherd from the Tasmania Police Dog Handlers Unit, and his dog Bernie. This was followed by supper and an opportunity for members to meet the incoming committee.


A copy of the KDWA constitution is available here.