Off-leash areas for dogs

Please see our Interactive Maps: Dogs off-leash areas (open into a new window/tab).

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Dogs off-leash areas (pdf, 467KB)

Dog Control Order (25 August 2015) (pdf, 327KB)

When a dog is being exercised in an 'off-leash' reserve the owner must:

  • be able to put the dog on a lead, if that becomes necessary;
  • carry a lead no longer than 1.5m to control the dog if it threatens any person or animal;
  • not allow the dog to worry or threaten any person or animal;
  • always keep the dog in sight;
  • carry a bag to pick up any of the dog's faeces.

The owner/person in charge of the dog must bring the dog under control if it is or is likely to be within 20 metres of:

  • an organised sporting or practice event
  • an occupied children's playground
  • an organised public meeting
  • an occupied permanent barbecue or picnic area.

Dog poo

Dog owners need to clear up after their dog and must carry a bag to pick up poo. Dog owners who do not pick up the poo can face a fine.

Dog poo pollutes our environment and can spread disease.

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Last updated: 18 July 2020