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

Ivada Partington
julie wolstenholme
Robert Guthrie
Andrea Huxham
Paul Mitchell
Julie Messenger
Marlene Marinkovic
Kerrie Boylett
Margie Stacey
Michael Ryan
Brett Davis
Mark Robinson
Jimmy Doyle
jacqueline zonneveld
Quaetapo .
Noriyasu Yamamoto
Satomi Yamaguchi
Vicky langelaar
Lorraine Sorensen
jess Karras
Mandy Payne
Robert Murphy
Kaitlin Galvin
Ben Naftzger
Dominic Watson
Natalie Parletta
Jessica Getty
Joanna Rucinski
Jan Wood
Dhani D'Arcy

Will you sign?

Showing 733 reactions

  • Ivada Partington
    signed via 2019-10-21 14:43:47 +1100
    I have never had an issue with any dog I have come across in a pub or any dog I have taken to a pub. In fact the presence of dogs seems to bring more joy and happiness to all patrons. This law needs to be changed. Finally someone is moving with the times and seeking change. Gets my vote for sure. Dogs are not just pets they are true members of families and the community.
  • julie wolstenholme
    signed via 2019-10-21 14:43:27 +1100
  • Robert Guthrie
    signed via 2019-10-21 14:27:19 +1100
  • Andrea Huxham
    signed via 2019-10-21 13:54:04 +1100
  • Paul Mitchell
    signed 2019-10-21 12:54:58 +1100
    By having our dog join us everywhere we go, we have met something like 200+ people in our area of Paddington, because everyone loves to interact with a dog and then have a chat with us! Having dogs in our pubs is loved by the locals, the publicans and the community. We take our little boy to as many of the 14 walkable distance pubs in our that we can. Allowing dogs in pubs should be a natural part of what we want our community hubs to be.
  • Julie Messenger
    signed 2019-10-15 16:15:24 +1100
    If dirty smelly kids are allowed in pubs; why not lovely fluffy dogs (no dangerous breeds though)
  • Marlene Marinkovic
    signed 2019-10-13 14:19:36 +1100
  • Kerrie Boylett
    signed 2019-10-08 12:33:45 +1100
  • Margie Stacey
    signed 2019-09-30 20:47:27 +1000
  • Michael Ryan
    signed 2019-09-27 16:46:54 +1000
  • Brett Davis
    signed 2019-09-26 13:03:18 +1000
    Having dogs in our pubs is loved by locals and the community. It is amazing to watch the increase in interaction between people as they as hi to the dogs and each other. Strangers/neighbours that may not have said hello to each other chatting and coming together. Allowing dogs in pubs should be part of what we want our community hubs to be.
  • Mark Robinson
    signed 2019-09-14 07:46:58 +1000
  • Jimmy Doyle
    signed 2019-09-13 13:20:05 +1000
  • jacqueline zonneveld
    signed via 2019-08-20 14:55:31 +1000
  • Quaetapo .
    signed 2019-08-20 09:06:27 +1000
    It’s great some pubs are already doing this and would be terrific if it was available everywhere.
  • Noriyasu Yamamoto
    signed 2019-08-16 11:29:48 +1000
  • Satomi Yamaguchi
    signed 2019-08-16 05:04:43 +1000
  • Vicky langelaar
    signed 2019-08-11 21:03:50 +1000
    We need more dog friendly places
  • Lorraine Sorensen
    signed 2019-08-04 14:54:09 +1000
  • jess Karras
    signed 2019-07-28 08:30:00 +1000
  • Mandy Payne
    signed 2019-07-09 11:06:20 +1000
  • Robert Murphy
    signed 2019-06-18 17:58:35 +1000
  • Kaitlin Galvin
    signed 2019-06-12 17:04:44 +1000
  • Ben Naftzger
    signed 2019-06-07 16:45:18 +1000
  • Dominic Watson
    signed 2019-06-07 15:18:15 +1000
  • Natalie Parletta
    signed 2019-06-02 13:58:19 +1000
  • Jessica Getty
    signed 2019-05-30 19:20:59 +1000
  • Joanna Rucinski
    signed 2019-05-22 11:00:10 +1000
  • Jan Wood
    signed 2019-05-06 14:49:56 +1000
    Having grown up with dogs in the UK and always heading off on walks which often ended up having a cold beer in the pub with my furry friend, it is frustrating that Australia does not think the same.
  • Dhani D'Arcy
    signed 2019-05-06 12:56:02 +1000