Whitehorse City Council

Dog Off-lead Areas


Walking your dog is an integral part of being a responsible pet owner. Regular walks are not only enjoyable for the dog, but have wonderful health benefits for owners. Remember that dogs must be on a lead at all times unless otherwise indicated.

There are a number of areas in the City of Whitehorse where dog owners can responsibly exercise their animals off lead. Remember that although your dog may be off lead, it must still be under your control at all times. See a list of off-lead areas in Whitehorse below. 

Certain areas of our parks, such as playgrounds, picnic areas and sporting fields, are set aside for use by other members of the community. Council requests that dog owners keep their dogs away from these areas. In all other public areas, always ensure your dog wears its registration tag and is controlled on a leash.

To locate dog off-lead areas close to you download the pdf icon Dog off lead map (695.36kB) guide or Whitehorse Maps.

Off-lead Areas Melways Reference
Masons Road Flood Retarding Basin, Blackburn 62 C1   
Morton Park, Blackburn 48 A10   
Glen Valley Reserve, Blackburn   62 D1     
Nicoll Park, Blackburn North  48 D7
Blackburn South Link, Holland-Royton Street, Blackburn South 61 J5
Hunter Knoll, Blackburn South 61 K2
Sparks Reserve, Box Hill 47 F12
Koonung Creek Reserve, Box Hill North 46 A3
Mont Albert Reserve, Box Hill North 47 A7
Bushy Creek Reserve West, Elgar-Woodhous, Box Hill 47 C5
Gardiners Creek Reserve, Burwood 61 C4
Ballyshanassy Park, Burwood East 61 F8
Davy Lane REserve, Forest Hill 62 F5
Mahoneys Reserve, Forest Hill 62 C4
Forest Hill Reserve, Forest Hill 62 E2
Simpson Park, Mitcham 49 A10
Somers Trail, Mitcham 49 B11
Boisdale Street Reserve, Surrey Hills 60 J2
Terrara Park, Vermont South 62 J7

Read the pdf icon Dog off lead Order 7 (134.83kB) of the Domestic Animals Act 1994.