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

Brad Scoble
Rebecca Punturiero
Christian Farre
Gareth Collins
A Rav
Chee Khoo
Sydney Khoo
Ralph Dixon
Dave So
Andre Atton
Gavin Jackson
Anthony Birt
Christopher Gale
Tania Wilson
Kate Butler
Michael de Haan
Anne Turner
Jess Edwards
Richard Weekes
Philip Baldwin
Madeleine Mccartney
Kristyna Moravec
Rosemary Kenny
Cindy McCulloch
Shane Raggett
Ellie Weekes
Julian Mackness
Emily Andrews
Glen Coleman
Matthew Pritchard

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  • Brad Scoble
    signed 2020-02-24 08:09:26 +1100
  • Rebecca Punturiero
    signed 2020-02-24 07:51:57 +1100
  • Christian Farre
    signed 2020-02-23 22:21:04 +1100
  • Gareth Collins
    signed 2020-02-23 20:58:34 +1100
  • A Rav
    signed 2020-02-23 20:28:02 +1100
  • Chee Khoo
    signed 2020-02-23 20:20:29 +1100
  • Sydney Khoo
    signed 2020-02-23 20:15:36 +1100
  • Ralph Dixon
    signed 2020-02-23 18:31:29 +1100
    This should be taken further and dogs allowed in National Parks.

    I’ve spoken to a vet regarding this and they agreed if dogs are put through a proper temperament assessment, registered through National Parks, kept strictly on leads at all times, be subject to Ranger checks for registration and owners paying a yearly fee there would be minimal disruption to flora and fauna. Benefits would include revenue for National Parks and the general dog owning public enjoying Australian nature.

    No one would take an ill behaved dog into a pub, similarly no one would do the same in a National Park!
  • Dave So
    signed 2020-02-23 16:17:43 +1100
  • Andre Atton
    signed 2020-02-23 16:15:32 +1100
  • Gavin Jackson
    signed 2020-02-23 15:55:16 +1100
  • Anthony Birt
    signed 2020-02-23 15:33:40 +1100
  • Christopher Gale
    signed 2020-02-23 15:21:28 +1100
  • Tania Wilson
    signed 2020-02-23 15:19:40 +1100
    We should adopt the same laws as countries in Europe and North America who allow dogs in restaurants, bars, public transport, and hotels/motels. No ones been adversely affected there so I’m not sure what disasters our governments think will happen here if it’s allowed.
  • Kate Butler
    signed 2020-02-23 15:19:17 +1100
  • Michael de Haan
    signed via 2020-02-23 15:18:43 +1100
    Dogs are an integral part of the Paddington lifestyle
  • Anne Turner
    signed 2020-02-23 15:02:49 +1100
    They allow dogs everywhere in Europe and have for many years. They are in restaurants and hotels. Put a limit on weight of dog for a start. Do research on Europe. Most single people and baby boomers have fur children so think of the money and the atmosphere they will bring.
  • Jess Edwards
    signed 2020-02-23 14:54:58 +1100
  • Richard Weekes
    signed 2020-02-23 14:42:58 +1100
  • Philip Baldwin
    signed 2020-02-23 14:19:37 +1100
  • Madeleine Mccartney
    signed via 2020-02-23 14:18:59 +1100
    Dogs in pubs was the whole charm of Paddington. Now our pooch feels left out when we go for dinner.
  • Kristyna Moravec
    signed 2020-02-23 14:15:01 +1100
  • Rosemary Kenny
    signed via 2020-02-23 14:13:33 +1100
    A lot of countries in Europe allow it why not here.
  • Cindy McCulloch
    signed 2020-02-23 14:04:18 +1100
  • Shane Raggett
    signed via 2020-02-23 13:56:49 +1100
  • Ellie Weekes
    signed via 2020-02-23 13:50:13 +1100
  • Julian Mackness
    signed via 2020-02-23 13:49:36 +1100
  • Emily Andrews
    signed 2020-02-23 13:49:23 +1100
  • Glen Coleman
    signed via 2020-02-23 13:49:00 +1100
  • Matthew Pritchard
    signed via 2020-02-23 13:47:48 +1100