Allow dogs into pubs


I'm proposing an amendment to current laws to give the owners of pubs the right to decide whether dogs are allowed into their indoor areas. 

More information about dogs in pubs here

Please sign our petition to ask the Premier of NSW to support my legislation allowing pub proprietors to decide if dogs are allowed into pubs.

Dear Premier,

Dog-friendly pubs are a key ingredient of the charm and unique atmosphere in many places in NSW.

The ability to bring a well behaved dog into their establishment is a key driver of custom for many pubs and hotels.

We believe that there’s a strong argument for changing these restrictive laws to allow pub proprietors to have the right to welcome dogs into their establishments, as they can in the UK and parts of Europe.

Please support the proposed changes to the Companion Animals Act to help pubs in NSW become more dog-friendly if they choose to do so.

Yours sincerely,

Who's signing

Kenny Keussen
Wayne Findlay
Julie Edstein
Mary Hackett
Neil Cochrane
Jane Heynes
Kieran Russell
Shaun Heron
Neirin Smith
Russell Holmes
Luke Martin
Diana Parada
Bryony Shippard
Andy Allen
Mark Kirby
Simon Ashworth
Rachael Thompson
Tracey Brawn
Helen Johnson
Martin Campbell
Phenome Chan
Flaminia Sapori
Jane Ruan
Renee Tng
Ella Leung
Christian Childs
Luke Rosie
Robert Marks
Libby Pribut
Zoe Green

Will you sign?

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  • Kenny Keussen
    signed 2020-05-09 14:38:58 +1000
  • Wayne Findlay
    signed 2020-05-09 14:10:23 +1000
    I think the proprietor of a hotel should have the right to accept dogs into there premise’s.

    The reason I got my dog was for the companionship it provides to me, and I believe that is so important for my well being. I never leave my dog at home.

    I also believe that companion pets should be allowed on public transport too. As a retired person I am restricted to where I can go with my dog as I have no car and would rely on the public transport system to get around. And wouldn’t it be great to travel to out of town pubs?

    My puppy 🐶 thinks so. 🐶🐾🐩🐾💖
  • Julie Edstein
    signed 2020-05-09 12:30:04 +1000
    I feel this is a very important issue, we need to be supporting of people and their dogs in our community and allow dogs in pubs.
  • Mary Hackett
    signed 2020-05-09 10:45:41 +1000
  • Neil Cochrane
    signed 2020-05-07 16:24:28 +1000
  • Jane Heynes
    signed 2020-05-06 11:02:52 +1000
  • Kieran Russell
    signed via 2020-05-05 19:59:41 +1000
  • Shaun Heron
    signed 2020-05-05 17:13:14 +1000
    Would be a great addition to our venues.
  • Neirin Smith
    signed 2020-05-05 16:40:50 +1000
  • Russell Holmes
    signed 2020-03-27 09:55:09 +1100
    Dogs in pubs are definitely a welcome sight to us & part of the friendly feel of living in this area.
  • Luke Martin
    signed 2020-03-17 18:53:53 +1100
  • Diana Parada
    signed 2020-03-17 18:49:04 +1100
  • Bryony Shippard
    signed 2020-03-17 09:20:06 +1100
    Children love the opportunity to come and give the dogs a cuddle
  • Andy Allen
    signed 2020-03-14 18:45:48 +1100
  • Mark Kirby
    signed 2020-03-13 19:21:50 +1100
  • Simon Ashworth
    signed 2020-03-13 18:36:05 +1100
    Please let the landlords decide. It makes perfect sense.
  • Rachael Thompson
    signed 2020-03-12 12:17:46 +1100
  • Tracey Brawn
    signed via 2020-03-11 21:44:01 +1100
  • Helen Johnson
    signed via 2020-03-11 19:28:10 +1100
  • Martin Campbell
    signed 2020-03-10 18:15:52 +1100
    I’m trying to tell my 14 year old golden retriever she isn’t allowed into our local pub anymore. She doesn’t quite get it as all she did was generate good will and smiles all round.
  • Phenome Chan
    signed 2020-03-09 21:58:09 +1100
  • Flaminia Sapori
    signed 2020-03-09 16:35:02 +1100
  • Jane Ruan
    signed 2020-03-09 16:29:11 +1100
  • Renee Tng
    signed 2020-03-09 16:01:22 +1100
  • Ella Leung
    signed 2020-03-09 15:55:47 +1100
  • Christian Childs
    signed 2020-03-09 15:46:40 +1100
    Probably one of the things I love about this area the most is being able to bring my dog in.
  • Luke Rosie
    signed 2020-03-09 14:36:49 +1100
  • Robert Marks
    signed via 2020-03-08 23:36:42 +1100
  • Libby Pribut
    signed via 2020-03-08 13:00:29 +1100
  • Zoe Green
    signed via 2020-03-08 12:59:48 +1100