Dog Exercise Areas And Prohibited Areas

Published on Thursday, 4 June 2020 at 12:00:00 AM

For the purposes of sections 31 and 32 of the Dog Act 1976, the following are dog exercise areas:

  1. Newman
    • Emu, Goanna & Kangaroo Ovals - Fortescue Avenu
    • Boorthana Park - Boothana Crescent and Minbalup Crescent (Lot 840)
    • Boomerang Oval - Newman Drive (R38512)
    • Dingo Park (Dog Agility Park) - Newman Drive
  2. Nullagine
    • 167 Cooke Street (R23348)
  3. Marble Bar
    • 230 General Street (R29882)

Clauses 1 – 3 above do not apply to

  • land which has been set apart as a children's playground;
  • an area being used for sporting or other activities, as permitted by the local government, during the times of such use; or
  • a car park.

Places where dogs are prohibited absolutely:

  1. Dogs are prohibited absolutely from entering or being in any of the following places – a) a public building, unless permitted by a sign; b) a theatre or picture gardens; c) all premises or vehicles classified as food premises or food vehicles under the Health (Food Hygiene) Regulations 1993; d) a public swimming pool; and e) The Capricorn Football Oval
  2. Clause (1)(c) above does not apply to a portion of a food premise that may be used for alfresco dining providing: a) There is no evidence of a present risk of unsafe or unsuitable food being sold; b) The owner or occupier of the premises permits the dog to be present; and c) The dog must be on a leash at all times no longer than 2.0m and held by a person capable of controlling it.

Jeremy Edwards
Chief Executive Officer