Off-Leash Dog Parks
Most Council parks, reserves and beaches are `off-lead dog exercise areas' as long as the dogs are supervised and under effective control. Dogs, however, are banned at East Point Reserve, in the Mall and at markets such as the Mindil, Rapid Creek, Parap and Nightcliff Markets.
Dogs in exercise areas are not required to be restrained by a lead unless organised sporting activities are in progress or they are within 10 metres of playground equipment, barbecue facilities or a cycle/footpath.
Dogs cannot be exercised within 10 metres of a cycle or pedestrian path unless they are on a lead.
Dogs must be on a lead when on Council ovals.
For information about taking dogs to Casuarina Coastal Reserve, part of which is an important roosting area for migratory and resident shorebirds, visit: