Foreshore dog off-leash area

Brisbane City Council is creating more to see and do in a clean and green Brisbane by making our city liveable and sustainable for future generations.

Council is pleased to announce three sites for the trial of dog off-leash areas on the Brisbane foreshore. The Foreshore Dog Off-Leash Area project aims to improve environmental outcomes and shorebird protection, as well as create recreational opportunities for dog-owners along popular foreshore areas.

The Brisbane foreshore is part of the Moreton Bay Marine Park. The foreshore is the land between high and low tide mark along Moreton Bay and is one of our city’s most outstanding natural assets. It plays an important social and recreational role for the local and wider community.

The three pilot sites proposed for the trial of foreshore dog off-leash areas include:

  • Sandgate Foreshore Dog Off-Leash Area - the Sandgate off-leash area is on the foreshore adjoining Sandgate Foreshores Park, below Lover’s Walk and Second Avenue to Zeehan Street, Shorncliffe.
  • Nudgee Beach Foreshore Dog Off-Leash Area - the Nudgee Beach off-leash area is from the Fortitude St carpark boat ramp, in Nudgee Beach Reserve, south to the mouth of Kedron Brook.
  • Manly Foreshore Dog Off-Leash Area - the Manly off-leash area is on the beach at the end of Davenport Drive, between the southern rock wall and the northern rock wall and fence.

These trial sites align with and will be the pilot project for the new Queensland Government Department of Environment and Science draft guideline for establishing dog off-leash sites in marine parks. Council and the University of Queensland (UQ) selected the off-leash areas using UQ shorebird research.


Brisbane City Council is creating more to see and do in a clean and green Brisbane by making our city liveable and sustainable for future generations.

Council is pleased to announce three sites for the trial of dog off-leash areas on the Brisbane foreshore. The Foreshore Dog Off-Leash Area project aims to improve environmental outcomes and shorebird protection, as well as create recreational opportunities for dog-owners along popular foreshore areas.

The Brisbane foreshore is part of the Moreton Bay Marine Park. The foreshore is the land between high and low tide mark along Moreton Bay and is one of our city’s most outstanding natural assets. It plays an important social and recreational role for the local and wider community.

The three pilot sites proposed for the trial of foreshore dog off-leash areas include:

  • Sandgate Foreshore Dog Off-Leash Area - the Sandgate off-leash area is on the foreshore adjoining Sandgate Foreshores Park, below Lover’s Walk and Second Avenue to Zeehan Street, Shorncliffe.
  • Nudgee Beach Foreshore Dog Off-Leash Area - the Nudgee Beach off-leash area is from the Fortitude St carpark boat ramp, in Nudgee Beach Reserve, south to the mouth of Kedron Brook.
  • Manly Foreshore Dog Off-Leash Area - the Manly off-leash area is on the beach at the end of Davenport Drive, between the southern rock wall and the northern rock wall and fence.

These trial sites align with and will be the pilot project for the new Queensland Government Department of Environment and Science draft guideline for establishing dog off-leash sites in marine parks. Council and the University of Queensland (UQ) selected the off-leash areas using UQ shorebird research.


  • Council is gathering feedback about the foreshore dog off-leash trial areas. The trial will run from Saturday 12 October 2019 for 12 months.

    The first online survey has now closed. Council will be undertaking an additional survey at the end of the trial in 2020. You can register to have your say by signing up to Brisbane City Council's Your City Your Say.

    Council is gathering feedback about the foreshore dog off-leash trial areas. The trial will run from Saturday 12 October 2019 for 12 months.

    The first online survey has now closed. Council will be undertaking an additional survey at the end of the trial in 2020. You can register to have your say by signing up to Brisbane City Council's Your City Your Say.

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