Dog friendly national, state and regional parks

In general, dogs are not permitted in most of Victoria's national, state and regional parks as they are designated as sanctuaries for native animals.

The following parks are an exception and have some designated areas where you can bring your dog.

Ararat Hills Regional Park

Nearby towns: Ararat
Information: see park website

  • Dogs must be on a leash

Bald Hills Creek Wildlife Reserve

Nearby towns: Tarwin Lower
Information: see park website

  • Dogs must be on a leash

Beechworth Historic Park

Nearby towns: Beechworth
Information: see park website

  • Dogs must be on a leash

Bemm River Scenic Reserve

Nearby towns: Club Terrace
Information: see park website

  • Dogs must be on a leash

Broken-Boosey State Park

Nearby towns: Katamatite, Numurkah, Tungamah
Information: see park website

  • Dogs must be on a leash

Cobram Regional Park

Nearby towns: Cobram
Information: see park website

  • Dogs must be on a leash

Creswick Regional Park

Nearby towns: Creswick
Information: see park website

  • Dogs must be on a leash

Deep Lead Nature Conservation Reserve

Nearby towns: Stawell
Information: see park website

  • Dogs must be on a leash

Dergholm State Park

Nearby towns: Casterton, Edenhope, Harrow
Information: see park website

  • Dogs must be on a leash
  • Dogs only permitted in the Baileys Rocks picnic area

Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park

Nearby towns: Golden Beach, Lakes Entrance, Loch Sport, Metung, Seaspray
Information: see park website

  • Dogs must be on a leash
  • Dogs are only permitted at Barrier Landing, Ocean Grange, Paradise Beach, Loch Sport Causeway, The Wreck, Flamingo Beach, The Honeysuckles and between campsites 1 to 6 on Shoreline Drive at Golden Beach

Greater Bendigo National Park

Nearby towns: Bendigo
Information: see park website

  • Dogs must be on a leash
  • Dogs only permitted on the roads and tracks within the One Tree Hill section of the park

Great Otway National Park

Nearby towns: Princetown to Anglesea
Information: see park website

  • Dogs are permitted on a leash on St George walking track, Ironbark Gorge walking track, Ocean View walking track, Lake Elizabeth camping area and walking track, Cape Otway Lightstation car park, Johanna Beach car park, camping area and walking tracks to the beach, Johanna Beach western section between Johanna River and western bluff, Addiscott Beach, Point Addis to Anglesea section of Surf Coast Walk, and Mariners Falls day visitor area
  • Dogs are permitted off leash at The Gap Beach, Guvvo's Beach, Hut Gully Beach and Sunnymead Beach
  • Dogs are prohibited in all other areas
  • View park map

Heathcote-Graytown National Park

Nearby towns: Heathcote, Nagambie, Rushworth
Information: see park website

  • Dogs must be on a leash
  • Dogs only permitted in the McIvor Range area

Hepburn Regional Park

Nearby towns: Daylesford, Hepburn Springs
Information: see park website

  • Dogs must be on a leash

Kinglake National Park

Nearby towns: Flowerdale, Kinglake, St Andrews, Whittlesea, Yarra Glen
Information: see park website

  • Dogs must be on a leash
  • Dogs only permitted in the Frank Thompson Reserve

Kooyoora State Park

Nearby towns: Inglewood, St Arnaud
Information: see park website

  • Dogs must be on a leash
  • Dogs only permitted on the Melville Caves picnic ground and on Melville Caves Road

Kurth Kiln Regional Park

Nearby towns: Gembrook, Yarra Junction
Information: see park website

  • Dogs must be on a leash

Lake Eildon National Park

Nearby towns: Alexandra, Eildon, Jamieson, Mansfield
Information: see park website

  • Dogs only permitted in the Jerusalem Creek Camping Area

Lerderderg State Park

Nearby towns: Bacchus Marsh, Blackwood, Gisborne, Melton
Information: see park website

  • Dogs must be on a leash
  • Dogs prohibited from conservation zones, MacKenzies Flat Picnic Area and on the walking track to Grahams Dam
  • NOTE: Parks Victoria is laying bait for fox control between 11th July and 1st August 2018. Signs will be posted at bait sites - please ensure your dog is under effective control, muzzled or kept away from those areas. For further information, please contact Parks Victoria

Lower Ovens Wildlife Reserve

Nearby towns: Rutherglen, Yarrawonga
Information: see park website

  • Dogs must be on a leash

Macedon Regional Park

Nearby towns: Macedon, Mt Macedon, Woodend
Information: see park website

  • Dogs must be on a leash

Mount Beckworth Scenic Reserve

Nearby towns: Clunes
Information: see park website

  • Dogs must be on a leash

Nyah-Vinifera Park

Nearby towns: Nyah
Information: see park website

  • Dogs must be on a leash

Oriental Claims Historic Area

Nearby towns: Omeo
Information: see park website

  • Dogs must be on a leash

Powers Lookout Scenic Reserve

Nearby towns: Cheshunt
Information: see park website

  • Dogs must be on a leash

Upper Yarra Reservoir Park

Nearby towns: Reefton
Information: see park website

  • Dogs must be on a leash
  • Dogs prohibited on the forest walking tracks

Yarrawonga Regional Park

Nearby towns: Yarrawonga
Information: see park website

  • Dogs must be on a leash

You Yangs Regional Park

Nearby towns: Lara, Little River
Information: see park website

  • Dogs must be on a leash