- Last updated:
- 19 Oct 2022
All dogs must be kept on a leash when in public areas, unless in a designated off-leash area. When using off-leash areas on the Sunshine Coast:
- Dogs must be near their owner and responsive to their commands.
- Owners must carry a leash with them at all times.
- Dogs must not interfere with any other people.
- Regulated dogs are not allowed to be in off-leash areas.
- Dog droppings must be removed and disposed of properly.
- Dogs are not allowed in children's playgrounds or picnic/barbecue areas.
- Dogs are not allowed to be off-leash on sports fields.
- Ensure the council registration tag is worn.
In designated off-leash areas you must be able to control your dog. Be sure to check the signage to see whether dog off-leash times or conditions have changed. Penalties apply if dogs are off leash outside of these times
See the table at the bottom of this page or use the following resources for detailed information on off-leash areas for your dog:
- refer to the dogs on beaches and foreshores map (PDF, 1.9MB)
- Visit our interactive, mobile-friendly website to identify the dog off-leash and prohibited areas when you’re out and about across the Sunshine Coast region pets.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au. You can also access the site via council’s app.
- You can search for a dog off-leash area in council's Beaches and Parks Directory or refer to the table below. The directory lists parks and other outdoor facilities on Sunshine Coast
- Exercising dogs and off leash areas fact sheet (PDF, 246KB)
- Council also has areas where all dogs are not allowed.
Please note: sports fields are not dog off-leash areas. Outside of training and competition times dogs are generally allowed on sports fields while on a leash, however local clubs have the right to ban dogs from their sports fields so make sure you check the signage or fines may apply.
Off-leash areas for dogs on the Sunshine Coast
*The times are indicative only. Always check signage before allowing your dog off leash. If there is no sign your dog must be on lead at all times. This includes car parks leading to off leash beaches.
|Suburb||Type of Area||Location||Off-leash Times|
|Aroona||Aroona Park||Adjacent to Bushlark Street||At times indicated on signs|
|Aroona||Ridgehaven Park *unfenced area||Kalana Road||At times indicated on signs|
|Aroona||Ridgehaven Park *fenced dog park||Kalana Road||Off-leash at all times|
|Beerwah||Mill Park *fenced area||Simpson Street||Off-leash at all times
|Bli Bli||Muller Park Reserve 375||Cnr Muller Park Road and David Low Way||Off-leash all times|
|Brightwater||Brightwater sports field||Heliconia Street (Mountain Creek)||Off-leash at all times|
||Point Cartwright Reserve||Pacific Boulevard||At times and locations indicated on signs *4pm–8am*|
Beach Access 196 to 197
|Entrance at La Balsa Park- bitumen path along rock wall to river mouth||At times and locations indicated on signs *4pm–8am*|
||Point Cartwright Headland
Beach Access 198 - 201
|Pacific Boulevard south to Gulai Street||
Off-leash at all times
Beach Access 210 - 217
|Mawarra Street to Talinga Street||Off-leash at all times|
|Buderim||Elizabeth Daniels Park *fenced area||Syd Lingard Drive||Off-leash at all times|
Beach Access 67 to 72
|Northern end of Coolum Caravan Park Extending 1km north of Stumers Creek||Off-leash at all times|
Beach Access 249 to 253
|Moondara Drive, Wurtulla to Currimundi Creek||Off-leash at all times|
Beach Access 255 - 262
|Gothic Parade to Ann Street. *Dogs to remain on lead in carpark||Off-leash all times *Area begins past the beach access sign
|Currimundi||Graham Stewart Park *Outside the fenced children’s play area||Cnr Currimundi Road and Farlow Street||At times indicated on signs|
|Dicky Beach||Coochin Park||Cnr Beerburrum and Cooroy Streets||Off-leash at all times|
|Glass House Mountains||Glass House Mountains District Park *fenced area||Page Street||Off-leash at all times|
|Golden Beach||Woorim Park||Churchill Street||Off-leash at all times|
||Pioneer Park *fenced area
||Off-leash at all times
|Little Mountain||Little Mountain Common *fenced area||Raintree Boulevard||Off-leash at all times|
|Little Mountain||Meridan Downs Park||Winchester Road||Off-leash at all times|
|Maleny||Maleny Showgrounds||Maleny-Stanley River Road||Off-leash at all times|
||Keith Royal Oval, Parkland Reserve||Keith Royal Drive||Off-leash at all times|
||Jessica Park – western end||Nicklin Way, between Churinga and Jarrah Streets||Off-leash at all times|
Beach Access 270 to 276
|Cooroora Street, Dicky Beach to Russell Street||At times indicated on signs *4pm–8am*|
|Mooloolah||Mooloolah Recreation Reserve||Mooloolah Road||Off-leash at all times *except during approved temporary event
|Mount Coolum||Town of Seaside
Beach Access 97 to 98
|Wave Crescent to Merchants Parade
||At times indicated on signs
*5am–9am and 4pm–8am*
|Mountain Creek||Brightwater Park||Heliconia Street||Off-leash at all times|
|Mountain Creek||Quota Hideaway Park||Cootamundra Drive||
Off-leash at all times
|Parrearra (Kawana Island)||Park *fenced area||Grand Parade||Off-leash at all times|
||Petrie Park Road||Times as indicated on signs *4pm–8am*|
|Palmwoods||Federation Park||Primrose Court||Off-leash at all times
|Peregian Springs||The Avenue Park *eastern side – fenced area||The Avenue||Off-leash at all times|
|Shelly Beach||Shelly Beach
Beach Access 276 to 281
|Russell Street to Victoria Terrace||At times indicated on signs *4pm–8am* May to October|
|Sippy Downs||Chancellor Village Park *fenced area||Lakehead Drive||Off-leash at all times|
|Twin Waters||North Shore Beach
*140m north of beach access 132 and extends to beach access 136
|North Shore Road||Off-leash at all times|
|Warana||Nicklin Way Dog Park *fenced area||Nicklin Way, opposite Rata Street||Off-leash at all times|
||Wurtulla Beach, Beach Access 226 to 245||Maloga Street, Buddina to Wurley Drive, Wurtulla||Off-leash at all times|
|Wurtulla||Wurtulla Beach, Beach Access 245 to 249||Blue Haven Court, Bokarina to Moondara Drive, Wurtulla||
At times indicated on sign *5pm-8am*