Dogs in our parks and off-leash areas

Contributions from the community on the dog on and off leash review were collected from 16 August - 30 September 2019. We are now reviewing what we heard and will use this to inform decisions about:

  • additional off-leash areas within Glen Eira;
  • public lighting of parks; and
  • park signage and dog owner education.


For your information, the purpose of this consultation, was to assist in the review of areas within our parks and reserves where dogs can and cannot be off-leash. As most of our parks and reserves are used in many ways, it’s important to realise that dog off-leash areas are just as important as dog on-leash areas. Our aim is to provide appropriate balance of these two types of areas, and we require your input to ensure this is achieved.

The purpose of this review is largely to reflect upon and update the Dog off-leash areas in the City of Glen Eira report that was prepared in 2011, specifically to ensure the dog off-leash areas meet the needs of both dog owners and non-dog owners. This 2011 report can be viewed in the Document Library to the right of the page.

This review will consider:

  • retaining existing dog off-leash areas, with the addition of the recently constructed exclusive dog off-leash park on the western side of Caulfield Racecourse;
  • opportunities to increase dog off-leash areas within some parks;
  • feedback on public lighting of off-leash parks; and
  • feedback on signage and awareness of dog off-leash areas and their use.

If you have any questions about the review or would like to provide further feedback, contact Council’s Recreation and Open Space Department on 9524 3333 or email recservices@gleneira.vic.gov.au


Contributions from the community on the dog on and off leash review were collected from 16 August - 30 September 2019. We are now reviewing what we heard and will use this to inform decisions about:

  • additional off-leash areas within Glen Eira;
  • public lighting of parks; and
  • park signage and dog owner education.


For your information, the purpose of this consultation, was to assist in the review of areas within our parks and reserves where dogs can and cannot be off-leash. As most of our parks and reserves are used in many ways, it’s important to realise that dog off-leash areas are just as important as dog on-leash areas. Our aim is to provide appropriate balance of these two types of areas, and we require your input to ensure this is achieved.

The purpose of this review is largely to reflect upon and update the Dog off-leash areas in the City of Glen Eira report that was prepared in 2011, specifically to ensure the dog off-leash areas meet the needs of both dog owners and non-dog owners. This 2011 report can be viewed in the Document Library to the right of the page.

This review will consider:

  • retaining existing dog off-leash areas, with the addition of the recently constructed exclusive dog off-leash park on the western side of Caulfield Racecourse;
  • opportunities to increase dog off-leash areas within some parks;
  • feedback on public lighting of off-leash parks; and
  • feedback on signage and awareness of dog off-leash areas and their use.

If you have any questions about the review or would like to provide further feedback, contact Council’s Recreation and Open Space Department on 9524 3333 or email recservices@gleneira.vic.gov.au