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If you’d like to exercise your dog in open off-leash spaces Shoalhaven City Council has 20 plus off-leash areas that you and your dog can enjoy together.
Find out about using off-leash areas including regulations you should be aware of, and prohibited spaces where you should not take your dog.
If your town isn’t listed above you can take your dog on the beach, but it needs to be on a leash. When there are no specific prohibited areas in your town the general prohibited areas list still applies.
Dogs are prohibited in the following places throughout the Shoalhaven even if they are on a leash or otherwise controlled:
See our Dog Off-Leash Guide to learn more about prohibited areas, including endangered shore bird nest sites.
Council encourages responsible pet ownership and we provide equal access to parks and open spaces for dog owners to exercise their dogs.
Our Dog Off-Leash Guide provides information for pet owners on the location and use requirements of Off-Leash areas in the Shoalhaven Local Government Area.
Dogs are required to be on a leash at all times except when in an Off-Leash Area. Dogs are only permitted to be ‘off-leash’ in designated Council managed areas and must be under the control of a competent person at all times.
Pet owners also need to be aware of the following:
On the spot penalties apply for non-compliance.
Last updated on 22 February 2021
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Shoalhaven City Council would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land in which we gather upon today. We acknowledge their continuing connections to the land, culture and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and future.