Dog owners must keep their dogs on a leash or chain when in public places, except in designated 'off-leash' areas.
The off-leash parks – which contain dog training, exercise and agility equipment - are designed to give dogs physical exercise and mental stimulation, to help prevent behavioural problems.
We encourage dog owners to make use of these parks, which also offer the chance to get some exercise, contribute to your own health and well-being, and meet other dog owners.
Dog owners must keep all dogs under effective control and clean up after them. Under effective control means:
We provide 8 fully fenced off-leash dog parks at:
Our off-leash area management plan provides direction for the establishment and operation of off-leash areas within the City of Whittlesea.
It aims to provide residents and their dogs with safe and sustainable off-leash opportunities, while also considering the needs of all of our residents.