Dogs must be on-lead in all areas unless signage states otherwise. This includes most public places, unless it is an area where all dogs are prohibited.
What beaches can dogs access?
Dogs can access the following beaches off-leash:
- C. Y. O’Connor Beach north of South Fremantle Power Station to the Catherine Point groyne
- Jervoise Bay dog beach facing south to the Henderson shipbuilding area, accessible via Jervoise Bay Cove road.
What beaches are prohibited to dogs?
- Woodman Point between Ammunition Jetty and south around the point to Jervoise Bay dog beach
- Coogee Beach
- Ngarkal Beach at Port Coogee Marina
- Chelydra Beach between the northern end of Port Coogee and South Fremantle Power Station.
The City has a number of off-lead dog exercise areas (see the map below). If you are using an off-lead dog exercise area, make sure your dog is under control at all times to prevent conflict with other dogs or people. It is the owner's responsibility to ensure the dog collar is worn and a lead is available.
New off-leash dog exercise areas
Several large public opens spaces are being trialled as off-leash areas, when not in use by recognised sporting groups or by schools.
- Phase one reserves (as of 21 October 2020): Allendale Park, Aubin Grove Reserve, Beeliar Reserve, Colorado Park, Goodchild Reserve and Santich Park
- Phase two reserves (mid-2021): Enright Reserve, Len Packham Reserve and Success Reserve
- Phase three reserves: other specified reserves.
You can view all of the off-lead and enclosed dog exercise areas in Cockburn on the map below. Zoom in to see more details and click on an icon to read more about the parks details, or click on the black arrow to search for a specific park by name.
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The City currently has five enclosed dog parks:
- Briggs Street, South Lake – West of Wambiri Close, South Lake
- Clementine Park - Clementine Boulevard, Treeby
- Jan Hammond Park - corner of Baningan Avenue and Bartram Road, Success
- Yarra Vista Park - corner of Dean Road and Berrigan Drive, Jandakot
- Baler Court, Hammond Park.
An additional two dog specific parks may be constructed at Radonich Park (Beeliar) and Macfaull Park (Spearwood) in the near future, following further consultation.
Baler Court Dog Park
In the interest of community safety, we have removed the dog agility equipment, fountains, park benches and fencing from the Baler Court dog park. These items have been replaced with non-electric conducting equipment.
The City is acting on advice provided by electrical engineers after residents reported feeling an electrical charge when visiting the park.
Why should I take my dog to an enclosed dog park?
There are many benefits to exercising your dog at an enclosed dog park, as reinforced by our partner and local dog trainer, Agile Dogs:
- Tests your dog’s skills in different environments
They get to socialise with people, other dogs, noises and environments
A release outlet for your dog’s mental and physical energy
You get to bond with your dog by engaging in activities in an open space
Exercise for you and your dog
- Introduces your dog to new activities in open space, e.g. flyball, frisby, agility
- Increases your dog's confidence through good socialisation and positive experiences.
Why is it important to interact with my dog?
Increases the bond and relationship between you and your dog
Promotes compliance and your dog listening to your commands and instructions
Good interaction increases your leadership and respect
A focused dog means less distractions
- Greater enjoyment while at the park
How do I use the dog park equipment?
Use equipment appropriate to your dog’s age and skill level
Avoid making puppies and young dogs jump from heights
Use equipment on lead at first to control speed and landings
Gradually increase difficulty over time
Encourage, not force, your dog on equipment
- Agility equipment should be fun for you and your dog