Some dog exercise areas provide dispensers with dog litter bags and bins for disposal of dog faeces. However, you should not rely on their availability. Please make sure you always have equipment with you to pick up your dog's droppings as on the spot fines apply if you fail to remove your dog's droppings in public places.
Our Council area has over 100 reserves with playgrounds. It is important that we manage expectations for and on behalf of the whole community. Dog exercise areas are not only for the exclusive use of dogs and their owners, most are for the enjoyment of all, so please be considerate of people who may be sharing the area with you and your dog.
Dog owners have an opportunity to socialise their pets and have quality time outdoors with their pets. Dogs are happier and healthier when they have regular execrise and regular exercise will help to:
Dogs that are not exercised can develop behavioural problems such as aggression and excessive barking. They are also more likely to be destructive to get attention.
Dog owners wanting to exercise their dogs in parks and reserves must be responsible and comply with the following conditions:
Dogs must be under effective control at all times regardless of whether the dog is being exercised in a dog on leash or dog off leash area.
Note: Penalties may apply if owners are seen not complying with the conditions.
Dogs may be exercised off lead in the following designated dog parks:
Tails Trails is a dog exercise area incorporated in a natural scenic reserve with creek and walking trail. Dog obstacles are suitable for novice through to advanced dogs.
Features include shade, electric barbeques, picnic tables, toilets, drinking water for dogs, poopa bags and bins.
Pet Park is a fully fenced area specifically for dog exercise. It has dog obstacles designed to accomodate novice through to advanced dogs.
Features include shade, seating, drinking water for dogs, poopa bags and bins.
This pet playground is fully fenced and has basic dog obstacles such as jumps, logs, tunnel, slide and lots of open space to enable dogs to run free and socialise with other dogs and their owners.
Shelters, seating, footpaths and dual use drink fountains allow the ideal opportunity for pets and owners to interact in a relaxed and attractive environment.
If your dog makes a mess it must be cleaned up and placed in one of the bins located throughout the park, specially marked for this purpose.
Keep watch: whilst off leash the dog must be under the effective control of a competent person.
Dogs must be exercised whilst on a leash in reserves with playgrounds.
Dogs must be exercised on leash on all Flora & Fauna Reserves and Wetland Areas.
Dogs must be exercised on leash in Dry Creek and Linear Park except in the areas of Linear Park where they may be exercised off leash - see above: Dog off Leash areas.
Dogs are prohibited from being on sporting playing surfaces. They may be exercised on leash on the areas immediately surrounding playing fields.
Dogs must be on leash at all times.
In on leash areas, dogs must be under the effective control of a competent person by means of an adequate chain, cord or leash.