Dogs on Leash
Ensuring your dog gets adequate exercise is essential to their health and wellbeing. It keeps them happy, prevents boredom and can prolong their life.
Dogs must always be on a leash and under effective control by their owner when in public places including parks, sports fields and bushland areas (unless signage indicates it is a dog off leash area). This means you must be able to hold the dog without it pulling away from you, prevent it from rushing at people or other animals, and the dog must obey simple commands.
To ensure the Shire remains clean and tidy for other users, please place your pup’s poop in the bins provided or take it home and dispose of it.
Many parks and reserves will indicate that dogs area allowed but must be on a leash, with this sign:
On the spot penalties may apply if you do you not have your dog on a leash in a public place.