like dogs that are part of your family and live inside, with
|We do not recommend that outside dogs be taken to strange houses. Their comfort
zone is related to the place they live in as much as the people they are with,
and they become very distressed when kept outside in a strange yard.
|THERE IS A VET AT PACIFIC PALMS AND ALSO IN FORSTER (TURN RIGHT AT THE McDONALDS ROUNDABOUT AND IT IS IMMEDIATELY ON THE LEFT
you can go with your dog...
swimming in the lake or walking on the lake front, your dog should be 'under control' and leashed in public places.
EXERCISE AREAS / LEASH FREE AREAS
There are a number of recreational areas within the Great Lakes area where dogs are allowed to be exercised. The provision of these areas is important for the exercise and socialisation of animals as well as for recreational use by owners. Dogs in public places are generally required to be on a leash and under control of a competent person. However, dogs may be exercised, unrestrained, in the following leash free areas, however you must still control your dog.
Leash Free Areas:
- At Tuncurry, the reserve on the corner of Beach Street and North Street from 8am to 6pm daily
- At Nine Mile Beach Tuncurry north of the 4WD access from 3pm to 8am only
- At Hawks Nest Beach north of the 4WD 24 hour access
- Boomerang Sports Field, Pacific Palms, south of the cricket practice nets and confined to the grass area, from 5am to 8am daily
You may take your dog on a lead to the following beaches:
- One Mile Beach, Forster (5-8am)
- Blueys Beach, Pacific Palms (5-8am)
- Sandbar (Southern End Only)
- Hawks Nest (Southern End)
- Jimmys Beach, Hawks Nest (where not signposted otherwise)
- Boat Beach, Seal Rocks
All dogs are banned from
- Main Beach, Forster
- Burgess Beach, Forster
- No 1 Beach, Seal Rocks
- National Parks
Dogs are prohibited from
- public play apparatus
- playing fields (where signposted)
- school grounds
- public food preparation areas
- public bathing areas (where signposted)
- shopping areas (where signposted)
- wildlife protection areas
Owners who fail to keep their dogs leashed in public places (leash free areas excepted) or take their dogs into prohibited places may be issued with an on the spot fine $165.00
PICKING UP AFTER YOUR PET
Dog waste must also be picked up in public areas. Animal faeces poses a threat to the community as well as an environmental hazard. Failure to pick up after your pet can also attract a fine of $275.00.
ARE ALLOWED in State Forest areas.
This information is taken from the Great Lakes Council website.