Greater Bendigo is now a default on-leash municipality with new designated areas where dogs can be exercised off-leash.
Map of dog areas
The dog areas map shows areas you can exercise your dog off-leash and some of the areas you can't take your dog.
Remember to clean up after your dog and retain effective control of your animals for the safety of other park users.
If you and your dog love an off-leash walk, don’t stress as there are still plenty of spaces designated for dogs to have a romp and play off-leash including four fully fenced dog parks as well as the following new designated off-leash areas.
Designated off-leash (restrictions)
You can exercise your dog off-leash in these areas at any time, except when the spaces have planned bookings for any organised event such as sports or training. Remember to bring your dog’s own water and dog poo waste bags to these locations. Also remember these areas are not fenced.
No dogs allowed
Residents are also reminded that there are some places where dogs are banned including the following areas unless permission to allow dogs within these areas has been granted by the City.
All play spaces or children’s play equipment areas including splash parks
Playing surface of any synthetic sports grounds
Within the fenced area of any City Aquatic facilities
Within school areas where the City has a current joint use agreement