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Off leash areas of the Clarence Valley

Council has designated Off-Leash areas throughout the Clarence Valley. Dogs are allowed off-leash in all of the parks and reserves listed below.

They are also allowed on-leash in sporting grounds when the grounds are not being used for approved games, club or school competition, training or event (unless otherwise designated).

Council has the responsibility, along with the managers of the highly sensitive areas noted below, to ensure that they are protected from any unnecessary human induced impacts. Council continues to undertake consultation with other stakeholder groups including, National Parks and Wildlife Service, Marine Parks Authority and the community.

In accordance with the Companion Animals Act 1998 and the Local Government Act 1993, dogs are allowed off-leash in all of the below listed parks, reserves and beaches. Click on hyperlink for map.


Suburb Address Map
Grafton Westward Park Oliver Street, Grafton between Mary & Turf Street. Alumy Creek
Kirchner Street Grafton from Villiers Street to the river. Corcoran Park
Fry Street Grafton, rear portion of Pioneer Park. Pioneer Park
South Grafton The Plantation Reserve Tyson Street, South Grafton. The Plantation Reserve
Car Park Area Rushforth Park, Cambridge Street South Grafton. Rushforth Park
Junction Hill Trenayr Road Junction Hill Trenayr Road
Ulmarra 50 Coldstream Road Ulmarra Small Park
Wooli Main Street Wooli Centenary Community Reserve (Oval)
Minnie Water Hiawatha Cresent Minnie Water Hiawatha Road
Coutts Crossing Armidale Road Coutts Crossing McIntosh Memorial Park
Waterview Heights Rogan Bridge Road Waterview Heights Caramana Park
Angourie Grassed area to the north of the Green Point car park Green Point
Maclean Rannoch Avenue and Central Avenue Maclean Wherrett Park
Iluka North of the 4WD access and car park along the beach to Iluka Bluff Iluka Beach
Yamba South of Dolphin Park 4WD entrance, along the beach to the rocky outcrop on Miners Beach Pippi Beach
Wattle Park off Wattle Drive Wattle Park
Brooms Head North from the Lake Cakora 4WD access only on beach Brooms Head
Tucabia Victoria Park, Tucabia Victoria Park


Dog on-leash areas at parks, reserves, sporting fields

Dogs on-leash are permitted in other parks, reserves, sporting fields and streets that do not display the Dogs Prohibited symbol.

As a quick guide, click on the link and search for recreational parks  and sports fields. Please ensure you check signage at the location.

Dog on-leash area at Beaches

Dogs on-leash are permitted at beaches that do not display the Dogs Prohibited symbol. They include: (excluding areas within surf lifesaving flags) Minnie Water Main Beach, Wooli Main Beach, Green Point Cove, Moriarty’s Wall Beach Iluka, Brooms Head Back Beach, Diggers Camp Beach and Whiting Beach Yamba – (access track at the western end of the Hickey Island carpark, with the on-leash area extending west, to the Navigation Marker).

Dog prohibited areas

The Solitary Islands Marine Park Zoning Plan prohibits companion animals on the following beaches;

  • Sandon Beach,
  • Minnie Water Back Beach,
  • North Wooli Beach (adjacent to Yuraygir National Park).

The following public places are where dogs are also excluded.

  • Turners Beach
  • Main Beach Yamba
  • Convent Beach Yamba
  • Pippi Beach – Northern end
  • Brooms Head Beach – South of 4WD track
  • Iluka Beach – South of 4WD track

Companion animal act prohibited areas

Under the terms of the Companion Animals Act 1998 (s14) the following public places are prohibited for dogs off OR on-leash:

  • Within 10 metres of children’s playground equipment
  • Within 10 metres of food preparation areas such as public barbeques and kiosks
  • Active recreation areas such as sports fields, ovals and courts (during the playing of organised sport)
  • Public bathing areas
  • School grounds unless with the permission of the principal
  • Child care centres unless with the permission of the director
  • Shopping areas unless with permission

For further information please see the Companion Animals Management Plan.


Information: Clarence Valley Council