Off leash dog friendly parks & beaches in NSW

Off leash dog friendly parks & beaches in NSW2018-05-08T21:10:16+00:00

Do you live in NSW and you’re looking for a change of scene from your regular park, or maybe you are just visiting and you want to find the best places to take your dog?

In the list below simply click on the local area that you’re interested in. You will be directed to the relevant council webpage with details of the dog exercise areas (please note some of the links are to PDF pages so you will need Adobe reader). Local councils are constantly updating and adding to their lists of leash free areas, and trialling new ones, so remember to check back every now and then for new places to play!

Dog parks offer great benefits for owner and dog alike:

– For dogs, they offer the freedom of running without constraint, allowing them to play, sniff, chase, roll and romp to their heart’s content. Many problems such as digging and barking arise because dogs are restless and bored. Often, these problems can be solved simply by giving dogs more exercise.

– For dog owners they offer a great chance to get some exercise, contribute to your own health and well-being, and meet other dog owners.



Albury City Council
Armidale Dumaresq Council
Ashfield Council
Auburn City Council


Ballina Shire Council
Balranald Shire Council
Bankstown City Council
Bathurst Regional Council
Bega Valley Shire Council
Bellingen Shire Council
Berrigan Shire Council
Blacktown City Council
Bland Shire Council
Blayney Shire Council
Blue Mountains City Council
Bogan Shire Council
Bombala Council
Boorowa Council
The Council of the City of Botany Bay
Bourke Shire Council
Brewarrina Shire Council
Broken Hill City Council
Burwood Council
Byron Shire Council


Cabonne Council
Camden Council
Campbelltown City Council
City of Canada Bay Council
Canterbury City Council
Carrathool Shire Council
Central Darling Shire Council
Cessnock City Council
Clarence Valley Council
Cobar Shire Council
Coffs Harbour City Council
Conargo Shire Council
Coolamon Shire Council
Cooma-Monaro Shire Council
Coonamble Shire Council
Cootamundra Shire Council
Corowa Shire Council
Cowra Shire Council


Deniliquin Council
Dubbo City Council
Dungog Shire Council


Eurobodalla Shire Council


Fairfield City Council
Forbes Shire Council


Gilgandra Shire Council
Glen Innes Severn Council
Gloucester Shire Council
Gosford City Council
Goulburn Mulwaree Council
Great Lakes Council
Greater Hume Shire Council
Greater Taree City Council
Griffith City Council
Gundagai Shire Council
Gunnedah Shire Council
Guyra Shire Council
Gwydir Shire Council


Harden Shire Council
Hawkesbury City Council
Hay Shire Council
The Hills Shire Council
Holroyd City Council
The Council of the Shire of Hornsby
The Council of the Municipality of Hunters Hill
Hurstville City Council


Inverell Shire Council


Jerilderie Shire Council
Junee Shire Council


Kempsey Shire Council
The Council of the Municipality of Kiama
Kogarah City Council
Ku-ring-gai Council
Kyogle Council


Lachlan Shire Council
Lake Macquarie City Council
Lane Cove Municipal Council
Leeton Shire Council
Leichhardt Municipal Council
Lismore City Council
City of Lithgow Council
Liverpool City Council
Liverpool Plains Shire Council
Lockhart Shire Council


Maitland City Council
Manly Council
Marrickville Council
Mid-Western Regional Council
Moree Plains Shire Council
Mosman Municipal Council
Murray Shire Council
Murrumbidgee Shire Council
Muswellbrook Shire Council


Nambucca Shire Council
Narrabri Shire Council
Narrandera Shire Council
Narromine Shire Council
Newcastle City Council
North Sydney Council


Oberon Council
Orange City Council


Palerang Council
Parkes Shire Council
Parramatta City Council
Penrith City Council
Pittwater Council
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
Port Stephens Council


Queanbeyan City Council


Randwick City Council
Richmond Valley Council
Rockdale City Council
Ryde City Council


Shellharbour City Council
Shoalhaven City Council
Singleton Council
Snowy River Shire Council
Strathfield Municipal Council
Sutherland Shire Council
Council of the City of Sydney


Tamworth Regional Council
Temora Shire Council
Tenterfield Shire Council
Tumbarumba Shire Council
Tumut Shire Council
Tweed Shire Council


Upper Hunter Shire Council
Upper Lachlan Shire Council
Uralla Shire Council
Urana Shire Council



Wagga Wagga City Council
The Council of the Shire of Wakool
Walcha Council
Walgett Shire Council
Warren Shire Council
Warringah Council
Warrumbungle Shire Council
Waverley Council
Weddin Shire Council
Wellington Council
Wentworth Shire Council
Willoughby City Council
Wingecarribee Shire Council
Wollondilly Shire Council
Wollongong City Council
Woollahra Municipal Council
Wyong Shire Council



Yass Valley Council
Young Shire Council


It is recognised that dogs benefit greatly from the chance to run freely, and for this reason the Companion Animals Act makes it a duty for councils to provide “off-leash” areas for the exercise of dogs. These areas may only be available for this purpose for limited hours, but at any time there must be at least one place in each council area where dogs can be exercised without a lead.

Leash Free areas are designed to allow pet owners to exercise their dogs without a leash in an open environment where they are not likely to impact on other recreational area users. Please remember that owners are still required to be able to control their dog before releasing them for exercise and they must clean up after their animals immediately.

The ACT Government website has some great information on dog park etiquette which we think is a must read – Fenced Dog Parks Rules and Responsibilities.

In the event that a council website has not provided information on off leash areas the link will take you to the council homepage. You can then search their website for new information or contact them directly.