Dog off-leash areas

Cairns has 47 areas that are specifically allocated for exercising and socialising your dog off lead, called off-leash areas.

You can find the nearest off-leash area to your home using the map below or from Council's Register of  Dog Off-Leash Areas ( PDF, 5.2 MB ).

Your responsibilities

It's important to remember a few rules when using Council's off-leash areas.

  • Have your dog on a leash when travelling to or from a dog off-leash area
  • Have you dog under effective control (hand or voice command) at ALL times
  • Have your lead ready so you can react quickly if there is a problem
  • Follow any direction from an authorised Council officer regarding your dog
  • And scoop your poop

Dogs that have been declared dangerous or menacing, or a proscribed breed, are not allowed in dog off-leash areas.

This video by our Animal Management team provide some tips and tricks for getting the most out of your visit to a dog off-leash area.

Last updated: 25 August 2016