Dogs make wonderful companions, family members and workers. There are approximately 10,000+ domestic dogs living in Byron Shire.
Leashing dogs in public spaces that aren't ‘off-leash’ areas, ensures you’re always in control of your dog.
When everyone leashes, it:
Leashing means avoiding a $330 fine, or more if an off-leash dog rushes, harasses or chases any person or animal. Find out more about responsibilities and penalties.
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Leashing is good dog community care. With dog owners generally spending more time in nature than non-dog owners, many dog owners conscientiously leash their dogs in public spaces and understand the potential impacts of free-roaming dogs.
In fact, appropriately leashing dog owners can be good wardens for nature and the environment in general. Find out more about Byron Shire’s wildlife.
Council recently engaged over four hundred dog owners across the shire via an online survey to find:
Download an infographic of Topline survey results - Bow wow dog owner research survey(PDF, 771KB)
According to NSW Pet Registry records, the shire’s mix of most popular dog breeds include:
Find out what to consider when choosing a dog breed and about pet registration and micro chipping.
View the 8 off lead dog exercise areas using the online map or download a pdf from Dog exercise areas.
Online off-lead map