Dog off-leash locations

There are several parks and reserves in Hobsons Bay where dogs are allowed off-leash.

To find out where all the off-leash areas are in Hobsons Bay, please follow the link below:

Map of dog off-leash locations in Hobsons Bay(PDF, 272KB)

Other than the locations below, dogs must be on-leash in all other areas. Your pet must be under effective voice control at all times. On the spot penalties apply for dogs off leash outside the designated areas and for failing to collect dog litter.

Dog off-leash locations - unrestricted 

Park or Reserve

Area bounded by

Melways Ref

Brooklyn Reserve  Brooklyn Reserve, Nolan Avenue, Brooklyn 41 A10 

Cyril Curtain Reserve

Thompson Street and Giffard Street, Williamstown

56 D12

Clement Reserve

Ross Road, Mills Street and Gilligan Road, Altona East

55 C5

Hosken Reserve

Kororoit Creek, Grieve Parade and Blackshaws Road, Altona North

40 G12

Burns Reserve

Altona Coastal Park, Altona Road and Altona Workers Club Altona

55 B9

Pipeline Reserve

Shane Avenue and Point Cook Road, Seabrook

208 A2

McCormack Park (Bladin Street Park)

Opposite McCormack Park, south side of the creek to the cyclone wire fence

53 D8

Gloucester Reserve

The Esplanade, Williamstown

55 K11

The Spit Reserve (Warmies)

Narrow land adjoining the eastern side of The Warmies, Newport

56 B4

Newport Lakes Park

Northwest tip

55 G2

Newport Park

Area of land running east-west at the north side of the athletics track and north-south to Douglas Parade and the athletics track

56 B3

Dog off-leash locations - time restricted

Park or Reserve



Donald McClean Reserve

The second oval closest to Melbourne Road, Spotswood

Dogs permitted
off-leash before 8am and after 9pm every day

Edwards Reserve

Area bounded by Truman, Brunel and Greene Streets, Spotswood

Dogs permitted
off-leash before 9am and after 9pm

Dogs on beaches

Dogs are restricted from these beaches from 10am to 9.30pm from 1 November to 30 April every year, seven days a week. At all other times, dogs must be on a leash.

  •  Williamstown Beach - between the Life Saving Club and Sebastian Beach Grill & Bar.
  •  Altona Beach - between Romawi and Mount Streets


For more information about dog-off leash locations please call the Animal Management Unit on 1300 179 944.