Dog Control Areas Review

You are invited to participate in a review of the City’s Dog Control Areas. Feedback from dog owners and non-dog owners is essential to ensure we understand community needs and strike the right balance and distribution of dog exercise areas with appropriate controls, conditions and choice for the enjoyment of all community members.

Dogs are allowed on-leash in most public places within the city, however residents should refer to the City’s Dog Control Areas Map (below) for prohibited and off-lead areas.

The City would really appreciate your input as we review Bunbury's Dog Control Areas. Click on the Survey button below to have your say.

Find out more via the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) links and documents sections at the right-hand side of this page.

City of Bunbury Dog Control Areas Map

View the current prescribed dog control area locations/restrictions/allowances existing within the City of Bunbury by clicking on the map image

Community engagement to inform the dog control areas review will start in November 2023 via the survey on this page. The survey is also available in hard copy from the City of Bunbury Administration Building at 4 Stephen Street, Bunbury.

During December 2023, January and February 2024, look out for the City Rangers team which will be greeting community at local parks and reserves around the city. They'll be asking for your feedback and providing an opportunity for you to discuss dog related concerns or exercise area suggestions face to face.

Please let us know via the survey if you'd be interested in participating in a workshop session to be held in early February. The workshop will invite stakeholders to provide further insights and perspectives.

  • Community Engagement

    Survey open 24 November 2023  - 22 Jan 2024

  • Community survey feedback analysis

    Draft recommendations for Council 


  • Dog control area review recommendations presented to Council

    March 2024

The survey is now closed. Thanks for participating.

Every dog, regardless of breed and age should be walked daily. Keeping a dog in a large backyard is not adequate to keep it stimulated and happy.

Birds in our coastal & estuary areas are vulnerable. Please protect them & their habitat by keeping dogs on leash when walking in natural areas.

Dogs may be exercised on a leash in most public areas within the City of Bunbury.

Dog control areas are places where different specific rules apply.