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Find an off-lead park near you

Boroondara has many areas where you can take your dog for a run off lead. Remember that these are shared spaces - you should be familiar with the rules for these spaces. These rules are available in our Off-lead dog park rules section on this page.

Off-lead dog park rules

To use these off-lead parks, you must:

  • carry a lead at all times
  • not allow your dog to threaten any person or animal
  • bring your dog under your control immediately if it threatens any person or animal
  • not allow your dog on sporting ovals during organised sports events including matches and training
  • keep your dog at least 30m away from in-use barbecues or picnic areas, public meetings or sporting events, including matches or organised training
  • not allow your dog within a playground and keep it on a lead within 10m of the perimeter of a playground
  • bring waste bags to pick up after your dog and place it in a bin (you can be fined if you don't clean up after your pet).

Exceptions to off-lead areas

Certain dog breeds cannot be off-lead. For example:

The Manningham Council Greyhound Slip Track is a fully-fenced area you can use that allows open running for greyhounds. Find out more on the Whitehorse City Council website.

For the latest information on exceptions to off-lead areas, visit the Legal requirements for dog owners page on the Agriculture Victoria website.

Fenced dog park rules

In addition to the rules for off-lead dog parks, if you are using the fenced dog play area at Gordon Barnard reserve, you must:

  • keep your dog off the sporting ovals during organised sports event, including matches and training
  • fill in any holes your dog digs
  • keep your dog on a lead until inside the fenced area
  • not bring in any human food
  • only have a maximum of 2 dogs per person
  • supervise children if they are with you
  • not conduct any commercial activity.

Using a shared space

Everyone who uses a shared space is responsible for the safety of those around them.

  • Dog owners need to have their dog under effective control – see our Off-lead dog park rules section on this page.
  • Bike riders need to travel at a speed and in a manner that enables them to avoid people and animals.
  • Pedestrians need to be mindful of activities around them.

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