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Walking your dog in Bayside

Find out your rights and responsibilities and what to bring when out and about with your furry friend.

Things to remember when walking your dog

  • It is an offence not to take sufficient bags with you and pick up after your dog.
  • Dispose of dog poo in the public bins provided or at home. It is an offence to put waste in another resident's bin.
  • Always walk your dog on leash, unless in a designated off leash area.
  • You can only walk up to four dogs at once.
  • Dogs are prohibited entry to some parks and reserves, check signage before entry.
  • Make sure your dog is wearing its Council registration tag.

Your responsibilities in off-leash areas

  • Dogs must be on a chain, cord or leash if the dog is within 20 metres of:
    • a children’s play equipment area
    • an area where a public meeting is being held
    • a permanently designated barbeque and picnic area
    • an area where an organised sporting event is taking place.
  • Dogs must be on leash in all car parks.
  • It is still your responsibility to take bags and pick up after your dog.
  • Owners must have effective control of their dog at all times. You must be able to recall your dog promptly and place it back on a leash if the need arises.

Places to walk your dog

You can also download the places to walk your dog map (PDF, 372.02KB).

A man and woman walking 2 dogs