Walking dogs off leash

In the Macedon Ranges, dogs in public places are not required to be on a lead, unless the area is signed. However, this does not apply to dogs that have been declared dangerous, menacing or are restricted breed.  Under state law, these dogs must be on a lead at all times when outside their owners' properties.

You must also carry a plastic bag or other container to clean up after your dog.

Council is investigating the introduction of new laws for pets in public places, such as dog on and off-leash areas and cat curfews.

Contact us

For more information on walking dogs off leash, please contact us on (03) 5422 0333.