Dog exercise areas

Dogs are welcome in most of the City of Stirling’s parks and reserves, with the exception of most beaches.

Owners should check signage for any restrictions.  Dogs must be kept on a leash in James Albert Park, Joondanna; Stirling Civic Gardens Stirling and Star Swamp, North Beach.

For the enjoyment and safety of everyone, when walking your dog in a reserve you must keep it under effective control.  This means keeping your dog close to you and not allowing it to bother other people or animals.  Even though your dog is being playful, others may feel uneasy with its behaviour.  Remember, some people do not like to be approached by dogs.

Dogs are not under effective control if they:
  • Chase or disturb any person or wildlife
  • Act in a threatening or aggressive manner
  • Cause damage to flora or
  • Enter a lake or water channel.
This type of behaviour can have a significant impact on both the environment and the flora and fauna that inhabit these reserves. It can result in loss and damage to habitat, disruption to breeding and detraction of bushland.
For your well-being, the health of others and the environment, pooch-pouches are located in most parks and reserves to assist you in cleaning up after your dog. Please ensure you do the right thing to keep our environment a pleasant place for everyone to enjoy.

Fenced dog parks

Treat your pet to some dog-ercise in one of the City's dedicated fenced dog parks. These purpose-built facilities have fenced-off areas which include natural elements such as a mix of sand and turf, dog drinking bowl, gazebo and bench seating.

The City also has three dedicated fenced dog parks at:

  • Charles Riley Memorial Reserve, North Beach
  • Inglewood Oval (corner of Central Avenue / Stancliffe Street), Mount Lawley
  • Dianella Regional Open Space, Dianella (due2018)

It should be noted that the installation of fenced dog parks does not change the existing use of reserves by owners and their dogs in accordance with local laws and the Dog Act.  Dogs may still be exercised off leash on reserves where a fenced dog park is located.  Whether on the reserve or within a fenced dog park, dogs must be under control at all times.

Dog beaches

There are three beaches in the City of Stirling where dogs are allowed:
  • North Beach (between Margaret Street and Castle Street)
  • Trigg Beach (between Bennion Street and Kathleen Street)
  • Peasholm Street Dog Beach, Scarborough.
As with dogs in reserves, please ensure your dog is kept under effective control at all times. If you would like more information, contact the City's Community Safety section via email  or by phone on (08) 9205 8555.