Dog parks and beaches

Dogs are permitted on-leash in most public places, unless otherwise sign posted. You can exercise your dog without a leash at most of the City’s parks and reserves, providing the dog is under effective control at all times. 

On-leash exercise areas

All dogs must be kept on a leash at the following reserves:

  • Albert James Reserve, Joondanna
  • Herdsman Lake Regional Reserve
  • Scarborough Beach Reserve, Scarborough (this includes the entire Scarborough Beach foreshore)
  • Star Swamp Reserve, North Beach
  • Stirling Civic Gardens, Stirling.

Enclosed dog parks

The City has a dedicated dog parks  at:

  • Carine Regional Open Space, Carine

  • Charles Riley Memorial Reserve, North Beach
  • Dianella Regional Open Space, Dianella
  • Inglewood oval (corner of Central Avenue/Stancliffe Street, Mount Lawley)
  • Princess Wallington Reserve, Balga.

Dog park rules

Do'sDon'ts
Ensure your dog is registered and microchippedDo not enter the park if your dog is aggressive or unwell
Keep your dog under effective control and leave if it becomes aggressiveDo not bring in food or toys
Clean up after your dog and place waste in the bins providedDo not let your dog off-leash if you don’t have an effective recall
Watch children carefully in dog parks as they are vulnerable to attackDo not use the dog park to teach your dog how to behave with other dogs
Supervise your dog at all times, whether in or out of the fenced dog parkDo not ignore your dog or become distracted
Bring well-behaved dogs only and always have a leash with youDo not bring more than two dogs per owner

Did you know?

Dogs are not permitted within five metres of playgrounds, or sports grounds when a game is underway.

Dog Beach

Dog beaches

  • Peasholm Street dog beach, Scarborough
  • Trigg Beach (between Kathleen and Bennion streets only)
  • North Beach (between Castle and Margaret streets only).

Dogs are prohibited at all other beach and coastal reserve areas.

Cleaning up after your dog

For the health and cleanliness of our community, dog owners are required to pick up after their dog. It is an offence to leave droppings behind and on-the-spot $100 penalties apply.

The City encourages owners to bring a biodegradable bag for the disposal of dog excreta. Designated bins and pooch-pouch dispenser points are also located in most reserves throughout the City.

To request the replenishment of pooch-pouch dispensers, or to report an overfull bin at a reserve, please phone our Customer Contact Centre.