Dog exercise areas
Ensuring dogs get adequate exercise is essential to their health and wellbeing. It keeps them happy, prevents boredom and can prolong their life.
All reserves located within the district, other than those specified in the table below, are specified as dog exercise areas, except for:
- An area being used for sporting or other activities, as permitted by the local government, during the times of such use;
- A car park;
- Any thoroughfare.
This means that if a reserve is not listed in the table below or listed as prohibited, you may choose to exercise your dog off a leash, however, you must have effective control of your dog. This essentially means you must be in close proximity to ensure your dog does not interfere with other users of the reserve.
Nothing within this section exempts a dog owner in regards to dog attacks, thereby if a dog owner chooses to exercise their dog off a lead and it is involved in an attack, they may be responsible for that offence.
Remember, as long as your dog is leashed, you can use all City footpaths. It is important to note that the Dog Act 1976 stipulates the maximum length of a leash is 2 metres and dogs must be held by a person who is capable of controlling it.
Restricted dog exercise areas
Areas which are not exercise areas (dogs must be on leash at all times):
|| Central Park
|| Egerton Drive
|| Egerton Park
|| Wexcombe Way
|| Wistful Wetland Park, Bushland and Lake surrounds
|| Amethyst Parkway
|| Emu Lakes
|| Lakeshore Close & Summerlakes Parade
|| Central Lakes
|| Parkview Drive, Peppermint Crescent, Conifer Close
|| Altone Park, Lake surrounds
|| Benara Road
|| Sacramento Park
|| Sacramento Avenue
|| Maguire Park
|| Maguire Avenue
|| Lake Fresca
|| Ponte Vecchio Boulevard
|| Moulton Wetlands, Bushland and Lake surrounds
|| Moulton Track, Brookmount Drive, Charlottes Vista
|| Mornington Park
|| Mornington Parkway
|| Charlie Gregorini Memorial Reserve
|| Library Avenue
|| Brook Park
|| Paperbark Close
|| Woodlake Park
|| Waterview Grove
|| Stirling Square
| Henley Brook
|| Sandown Park, Lake surrounds
|| Sandown Circle
|| John George Walk Trail
|| Bernley Drive (Lot 7528)
Dog Restricted and Prohibited areas(PDF, 271KB).
Dog infringements can be given for any number of offences, including exercising your dog unleashed in a restricted area, lack of registration and dog attacks.
If a Community Safety Advocate witnesses or receives evidence of an offence, an owner or the person in control of the dog may be issued with an infringement. Payments must be paid in full and by the due date. Otherwise, additional costs may apply. If you need more time to pay, please contact us on 9267 9267.
If you wish to dispute an infringement, please write to us before the due date at:
City of Swan
PO Box 196
Midland WA 6936
The City of Swan is a unique and beautiful area to live and work, and it’s important we keep it that way for the enjoyment of everyone. Dog litter is an unwanted and unpleasant nuisance. Please do the right thing and pick up after your dog. On the spot fines of $200 apply if you don’t. The City attaches “pooch bags” to City bins in local parks where dogs are allowed.