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Council has designated Off-Leash areas throughout the Clarence Valley.
Dogs are allowed off-leash in all of the parks and reserves listed below. They are also allowed on-leash in sporting grounds when the grounds are not being used for approved games, club or school competition, training or event (unless otherwise designated).
Council has the responsibility, along with the managers of the highly sensitive areas noted below, to ensure that they are protected from any unnecessary human induced impacts. Council continues to undertake consultation with other stakeholder groups including, National Parks and Wildlife Service, Marine Parks Authority and the community.
In accordance with the Companion Animals Act 1998 and the Local Government Act 1993, dogs are allowed off-leash in all of the below listed parks, reserves and beaches. Click on hyperlink for map.
Dogs on-leash are permitted in other parks, reserves, sporting fields and streets that do not display the Dogs Prohibited symbol.
As a quick guide, click on the link and search for recreational parks and sports fields. Please ensure you check signage at the location.
Dogs on-leash are permitted at beaches that do not display the Dogs Prohibited symbol. They include: (excluding areas within surf lifesaving flags) Minnie Water Main Beach, Wooli Main Beach, Green Point Cove, Moriarty's Wall Beach Iluka, Brooms Head Back Beach, Diggers Camp Beach and Whiting Beach Yamba - (access track at the western end of the Hickey Island carpark, with the on-leash area extending west, to the Navigation Marker).
The Solitary Islands Marine Park Zoning Plan prohibits companion animals on the following beaches:
The following public places are where dogs are also excluded:
Under the terms of the Companion Animals Act 1998 (s14) the following public places are prohibited for dogs off OR on-leash:
For further information please see the Companion Animals Management Plan