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Tips for Travelling with Pets in Melbourne

Traveling in Melbourne with your pets can be a rewarding experience, and it’s great that more pet-friendly accommodation in Melbourne is becoming available. Here are some tips and advice to ensure a smooth and enjoyable trip with your furry friends:

  1. Check Pet Policies: Before booking accommodation in Melbourne, or planning activities, confirm the pet policies of hotels, restaurants, parks, and attractions. Some places may have restrictions on the size, breed, or number of pets allowed. See our Pet Friendly Policy HERE 
  2. Visit Pet-Friendly Places: Melbourne has many pet-friendly parks, beaches, and cafes. It is important to research and identify places where your pets are welcome. Popular spots include the brand new off-leash dog park in Fawkner, Moomba Park just behind the Hume Villa Motor Inn. If you are travelling with a camper trailer or Caravan (and yes, Hume Villa can cater for van parking) you can get easy access and parking at Westgate Park, Port Melbourne, a short drive from Hume Villa. Royal Park is another great option nearby.

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St Kilda West Beach. Elwood Beach, and various cafes with outdoor seating. See our Comprehensive Guide to the best off-leash dog parks in Melbourne. There is a park and playground at Hume Villa Motor-Inn for on-leash walks.

  1. Leash and ID Tags: Keep your pets on a leash in public areas, especially if they are not in designated off-leash areas. Ensure your pets have proper identification tags with your contact information in case they get lost.
  2. Vet Information: Research and note down the contact details of local veterinary clinics in case of emergencies. Carry any necessary medical records, medications, and your vet’s contact information. In case of emergency, Melbourne Mobile Vet is a good option.
  3. Transportation: If you’re using public transportation, which is close-by to Hume Villa Motel, ensure that pets are allowed and find out about any specific rules or requirements. You can travel on public transport meeting certain conditions in Melbourne, See Public Transport Victoria information. Some taxi services and rideshare companies may also have pet-friendly options. Uber Pet Melbourne is great and launched in June 2020 so jump onboard if you don’t want to take your car.
  4. Comfort During Travel: Ensure your pets are comfortable during the journey. Use carriers or seat belts designed for pets when traveling by car. Bring their favourite toys, blankets, and treats to make them feel at ease.
  5. Pet-Friendly Accommodations: Apart from Hume Villa Motor Inn, look for other pet-friendly accommodations if your itinerary includes multiple stops. Make reservations in advance and confirm the pet policy.
  6. Hydration and Food: Carry an ample supply of water and your pet’s regular food. Changes in water and diet can sometimes upset their stomach, so it’s best to stick to their routine.
  7. Weather Considerations: Be mindful of the weather conditions, especially during hot or cold seasons. Ensure your pets are comfortable and protected from extreme temperatures and not left in the car or van when temperatures are hot or cold.
  8. Clean Up After Your Pet: Always clean up after your pets. Carry waste bags and dispose of them responsibly. This helps maintain a clean and pleasant environment for everyone.
  9. Local Regulations: Familiarize yourself with local regulations regarding pets, such as leash laws and specific rules for certain areas.

By planning ahead and being mindful of your pets’ needs, you can make the most of your time in Melbourne while ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for your furry companions.

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Hume Villa Motor Inn

1324 Sydney Road
Fawkner, VIC 3060 Australia
Tel: 03 9357 1522
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