Dunning is a parish, which lies in Perth and Kinross Council Area, some 5 miles (8 km) east of Auchterarder and 8 miles (13 km) northwest of Kinross in Perth and Kinross.
It is located in the old county of Perthshire, which disappeared following the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1974.
The parish has an area of 60.4 sq. km (23.3 sq. miles). Dunning has 7 neighbouring parishes; namely Auchterarder, Findo Gask, Forteviot, Fossoway, Glendevon, Orwell and Trinity Gask. The boundaries of this parish were modified among significant changes recommended by the Boundary Commissioners after the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889.