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Dog parks and off-leash areas

List of areas by suburb that are designated off-leash areas for dogs on the Sunshine Coast.

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:

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.

SuburbType of AreaLocationOff-leash Times
AroonaAroona ParkAdjacent to Bushlark StreetAt times indicated on signs

Ridgehaven Park

*Unfenced area

Kalana RoadAt times indicated on signs

Ridgehaven Park

*Fenced dog park

Kalana RoadOff-leash at all times

Baringa Dog Park 

*Fenced area

Toorak PlaceOff-leash at all times

Mill Park

*Fenced area

Simpson StreetOff-leash at all times
Bli BliMuller Park Reserve 375Cnr Muller Park Road and David Low WayOff-leash at all times in fenced area. Other areas off-leash at times indicated on sign *4pm–8am*
BrightwaterBrightwater sports fieldHeliconia Street (Mountain Creek)Off-leash at all times in fenced off-leash area only
Buddina Buddina ParkPoint Cartwright ReserveRefer to: Dog access rules Point Cartwright

Foreshore Reserve

Beach Access 198–201

Eastern side of Point Cartwright headland, south to Gulai StreetOff-leash at all times

Point Cartwright Headland

Beach Access 198–201

Pacific Boulevard south to Gulai StreetOff-leash at all times

Buddina Beach

Beach Access 210–217

Mawarra Street to Talinga StreetOff-leash at all times

Elizabeth Daniels Park

*Fenced area

Syd Lingard DriveOff-leash at all times

Coolum Beach

Beach Access 67–72

Northern end of Coolum Caravan Park

Extending 1km north of Stumers Creek

Off-leash at all times

Currimundi Beach

Beach Access 249–253

Moondara Drive

Wurtulla to Currimundi Creek

Off-leash at all times

Currimundi Beach

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

Graham Stewart Park

*Outside the fenced children’s play area

Cnr Currimundi Road and Farlow StreetAt times indicated on signs
Dicky BeachCoochin ParkCnr Beerburrum and Cooroy StreetsOff-leash at all times
Glass House Mountains

Glass House Mountains District Park

*Fenced area

Page StreetOff-leash at all times
Golden BeachWoorim ParkChurchill StreetOff-leash at all times

Pioneer Park 

*Fenced area

Caloundra StreetOff-leash at all times
Little Mountain

Little Mountain Common

*Fenced area

Raintree BoulevardOff-leash at all times
Little MountainMeridan Downs ParkWinchester RoadOff-leash at all times
MalenyMaleny ShowgroundsMaleny-Stanley River RoadAt times indicated on signs

Keith Royal Oval, Parkland Reserve (Marcoola Dog Park)

 *Fenced area

Keith Royal DriveOff-leash at all times
MinyamaJessica Park, western endNicklin Way, between Churinga and Jarrah StreetsOff-leash at all times
Moffat Beach

Shelly Beach

Beach Access 270–276

Cooroora Street, Dicky Beach to Russell StreetAt times indicated on signs *4pm–8am*
MooloolahMooloolah Recreation ReserveMooloolah RoadOff-leash at all times *except during approved temporary event
Mount Coolum

Town of Seaside

Beach Access 97–98

Wave Crescent to Merchants ParadeAt times indicated on signs *5am–9am and 4pm–8am*
Mountain CreekBrightwater ParkHeliconia StreetOff-leash at all times
Mountain CreekQuota Hideaway ParkCootamundra DriveOff-leash at all times
Parrearra (Kawana Island)

Kawana Dog Park 

*Fenced area

Grand ParadeOff-leash at all times
NambourPetrie ParkPetrie Park RoadTimes as indicated on signs *4pm–8am*

Quota Memorial Park 

*Unfenced area

Mathew StreetOff-leash all times at agility area only

Annalise Circuit Dog Park

*Fenced area

Annalise CircuitOff-leash at all times

Flintwood Crescent Dog Park

*Fenced area

Flintwood CrescentOff-leash at all times

Federation Park 

 *Fenced area

Primrose CourtOff-leash at all times
Peregian Springs

The Avenue Park

*Eastern side, fenced area

The AvenueOff-leash at all times
Shelly Beach

Shelly Beach

Beach Access 276–281

Russell Street to Victoria TerraceAt times indicated on signs *4pm–8am* May to October
Sippy Downs

Chancellor Village Park

*Fenced area

Lakehead DriveOff-leash at all times
Twin Waters

North Shore Beach 

*140m north of beach access 132 and extends to beach access 136

North Shore RoadOff-leash at all times

Nicklin Way Dog Park

*Fenced area

Nicklin Way, opposite Rata StreetOff-leash at all times

Wurtulla Beach

Beach Access 226–245

Maloga Street, Buddina to Wurley Drive, WurtullaOff-leash at all times

Wurtulla Beach

Beach Access 245–249

Blue Haven Court, Bokarina to Moondara Drive, WurtullaAt times indicated on sign *5pm–8am*