Dog Exercise Areas

There are areas within our district where dogs are prohibited, where they are permitted on-leash, and where they are permitted to be exercised off-leash.

Walking Your Dog in a Public Place

Dogs must be kept on a leash in all public places except dog exercise areas.

However, in a dog exercise area the dog must be accompanied by a person who is capable of having effective control of the dog at all times. A leash is to be carried by the person for the purpose of controlling the dog if the need arises.

Effective Control of Dogs

When in public, a dog should be held on a leash by a person who is capable of controlling the dog.

When off-leash in an approved dog exercise area, the person who is in charge of the dog is required to have effective control of the dog at all times.

Effective control means the dog:

  • can always be seen by the person in charge
  • immediately obeys voice commands even when distracted
  • is not disturbing or harassing other people or animals including wildlife

Dog exercise areas in the Shire of Dardanup include:

Eaton

AREA

RESTRICTIONS

Eaton Foreshore Reserve (Collie River Bridge to Boat Ramp Carpark (West))

Eaton Foreshore Reserve
(Graham Street (East) to Foster Street)

Dog exercise area with no time restrictions.

Eaton Foreshore Reserve (Boat Ramp Carpark (West) to Graham Street)

Dog exercise area with no time restrictions.

Dogs on lead in Playground and BBQ area.

Hunter Park Millbridge. (off Hunter Circle)

Dog exercise area between 3.00pm and 10.00am daily.

Dogs on lead in Playground and BBQ area.

Leicester Reserve, Eaton (off Leicester Ramble)

Leicester Wetlands through to Watson Street Reserve – Dog exercise area with no time restrictions.

Proposed Possum Sanctuary – Dogs Prohibited.

Watson Street Reserve

Dog exercise area with no time restrictions.

Keep dogs out of bushland.

Lofthouse Park (Reserve 42368) Lofthouse Avenue Eaton

Dog exercise area between 3.00pm and 10.00am daily.

Dogs on lead in Playground.

Millbridge Reserve (R50867 Lot 2019 Millbridge Boulevard)

Dog exercise area with no restrictions.

Glenhuon Reserve (Oval (Football) and Softball Field)

On-lead area (only when area is not being used for team games, training and/or events).

Glenhuon Reserve Grassed Area (East)

Grassed Area (East) – Dog exercise area between 4.00pm and 7.30am Weekdays ONLY.

Dardanup

AREA

RESTRICTIONS

Wells Recreation Park Lot 55 Ferguson Road, Dardanup

Dog exercise area with no restrictions unless area is used for team games, training and/or events – dogs must be on lead.

Burekup

AREA

RESTRICTIONS

Burekup Reserve
Lot 107 Gardiner Street

Dog exercise area with no restrictions.

 

Assistance Dogs

An assistance dog is a dog that is trained or being trained by a representative of one of the following organisations:

  • Assistance Dogs Australia Ltd
  • Lions Hearing Dogs Inc
  • Seeing Eyes Dogs Australia
  • Royal Guide Dogs Association of Australia and affiliated bodies
  • VisAbility Limited.

Assistance dogs are permitted in all areas where dogs are otherwise prohibited.

Dog Excreta

Dog owners are responsible for ensuring that their dog excreta is not left in any public place. Failure to ensure that your dog(s) excreta is not left in any public place as it may result in an infringement notice being imposed.

Dog owners are encouraged to provide their own dog waste bags and not be reliant on those in parks, as they are often stolen or misused.

Related Information

Ranger Contact Details

P:    08 9724 0307 (24 hours)

rangers@dardanup.wa.gov.au

Ranger hours: 8am – 4.30pm Monday - Friday

Outside of office hours, your call will be diverted to a call centre operator who will pass your contact details to a Duty Ranger if necessary.

Rangers will attend to emergency after-hours matters only.