Code of conduct for dog owners
When you take your dog for a walk, you have a legal responsibility to ensure that no dog droppings are left behind.
Code of conduct for dog parks and off-leash areas
Off leash or free roam activities are restricted to specific areas and/or times on some reserves/ovals. Please read the signs carefully when entering such reserves.
When exercising your dog in an off leash area, dog owners must:
- remain within voice or hand control distance of your dog at all times and ensure the dog is within sight
- carry a bag or similar device to remove and dispose of your dogs waste. Failure to do so may result in fines being issued.
- not allow your dog off leash if it doesn’t respond to your recall
- stop your dog being a nuisance or aggressive towards other dogs, people or wildlife
- not allow your dog to interfere with the enjoyment of other people or dogs using the area. Not all people are comfortable in the presence of dogs.
- not allow your dog to run on turf cricket pitches
- ensure your dog is microchipped, registered and vaccinated
- carry a leash at all times and use as required
Put your dog on a leash if it is within 10 metres of any:
- public children's play area
- public BBQ or outdoor eating area
- business premises
- organised event.
Bitches in season should not use off leash areas while other dogs are in the area.
Owners are encouraged to walk their dogs off leash away from paths.
Note: Dog owners are legally responsible for their dogs and any injuries caused by them.