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Prohibited areas

Local Laws and council regulations specify areas prohibiting dogs due to the sensitivity of the area.

Under council's Local Law No. 2 (Animal Management) 2011, dogs are prohibited in the following areas:

  • national parks
  • beaches (unless there are signs that say dogs can be exercised or are allowed there at certain times of the day)
  • all coastal dunes
  • all bathing reserves, unless otherwise signed
  • within five metres of a children’s playground or BBQ facilities
  • any areas specifically signed to exclude animals.

Council regulations also specify areas prohibiting dogs due to the sensitivity of the area.

SuburbType of AreaLocation
Alexandra HeadlandBeach Access 156–163Alexandra Parade, northern end of skate bowl
Aroona ParkSharyn Bonney Bushland ReserveSugar Bag Road
Bli BliMaroochy Wetlands SanctuarySports Road
Bli BliPlayground, Muller Park Reserve 375Crn Muller Park Road and David Low Way
BuderimBuderim Forest ParkLindsay Road and Harrys Lane
CaloundraBulcock Beach, Beach Access 295–302Bulcock Beach Carpark
CaloundraCaloundra Central Parks Sports PrecinctArthur Street
CaloundraCaloundra Cricket OvalsLewis Street
CaloundraCaloundra Croquet Club GreensLewis Street
CurrimundiCurrimundi LakeWestaway Parade
CurrimundiCurrimundi Beach, Beach Access 254–255Westaway Parade
CurrimundiGraham Stewart ParkCnr Croyden Avenue and Ilya Street
Dicky BeachDicky Beach, Beach Access 262–269Ann Street
Glass House MountainsBankfoot HouseOld Gympie Road
Golden BeachGolden Beach, Beach Access 304–320Esplanade opposite Leichardt Street and Windsurfer View Units
KawanaKawana Beach, Beach Access 217–226Pacific Boulevard
Kings BeachKings Beach Park, Bill Moreton Memorial Park and Kings Beach Pool. *Please note dogs are permitted to be walked on leash on coastal pathway only Kings Beach dog free zone (PDF, 537KB)Ormonde Terrace and Kings Beach Carpark
Little MountainJill Chamberlain Bushland ReserveCaloundra Road
MalenyGardner’s Falls WaterfallEnd of Obi Lane South
MalenyMaleny Showgrounds. Times indicated on signs. See our Exercising dogs interactive map for more details.Maleny Stanley River Road
MalenyMary Cairncross Scenic ReserveMountain View Road
MaroochydoreMaroochydore Beach, Beach Access 145–147Alexandra Parade, opposite ‘Trade Winds’ unit
Moffat BeachEleanore Shipley Park *Traverse on lead on pathway onlyBryce Street
Moffat BeachHardie Buzacott Wildflower ReserveTooway Parade
MooloolabaMooloolaba Beach and foreshore from Beach Access 171–195 including to the rock wall at The SpitBeach Terrace, northern end of Mooloolaba to Parkyn Parade
Point Cartwright and La Balsa Park - Changes to animal access

Point Cartwright Reserve


From Beach Access 196T towards the rocky foreshore, the dunes along Buddina Beach, Sections of Point Cartwright Reserve, ‘Carties Beach’ on weekends
TanawhaMaroochy Bushland Botanic GardensPalm Creek Road adjacent to the Tanawha Golf Course