Dogs on Beaches in the Eurobodalla Shire

Council has put some rules in place to make sure that dogs can be responsibly exercised on the beaches of the Eurobodalla Coast. Most areas are available on a "time-share" basis between those with dogs and those who would rather be on the beach without dogs. There are some very popular swimming beaches where dogs are prohibited.

Time-share Arrangements

Restricted access is available on some beaches (time share) and adjacent reserves. Some areas are specifically prohibited (check signage). Time-share access for leashed and off leash areas is available between 5pm and 9am 1 November to 30 April and 24 Hour Access 1 May to 31 October (off season).

In off leash areas dogs must be effectively controlled and supervised at all times. Dog faeces must be removed immediately.

Time share off-leash exercise areas *24 hour access off season*

Barlings Beach Between Melville Point headland and Barlings Beach Caravan Park
Batehaven Corrigans Beach between Hanging Rock breakwall 100 metres north of Batemans Bay Beach Resort
Lilli Pilli Mosquito Bay Beach
Long Beach Beach south of the southern end of Sandy Place
Maloneys Beach Maloneys Drive to start Hibiscus Close
Malua Bay Malua Bay surf beach
Mogo Western end Buckenboura Oval off Mogo Street
Moruya Sth Head North of the Surf Club to Toragy Point - excluding Club and carpark area
Mystery Bay Mystery Bay beach
Narooma Beach north of Handkerchief Lake
Potato Point Potato Point beach
Rosedale Southern section of beach starting at the carpark off Rosedale Parade
South Congo Beach adjacent to Point Parade
Surfside Beach between 100m east of caravan park and western end of Myamba Parade
Tuross Coila Lake foreshore from Anderson Street to Country Club carpark
Tuross Beach from Plantation Reserve south to One Tree Point
Wimbie Reserve From end of reserve east along walking track
Sunshine Bay Beach

24hr off-leash exercise areas

Broulee Beach between McNee Street and the sandpit
Dalmeny Duesburys Beach
Kianga Kianga Reef Beach
Malua Bay Pretty Point - beach between headlands
Moruya Bengello Beach from 200m north of break wall to airport wind sock
Moruya Reserve (known as Ryan's paddock) east of Moruya Riverside Park
Moruya Sth Head On the Council reserve east of Coronation Drive (old camping ground)
Mossy Point Tomago River reserve, from Connells Close east to boat ramp
Narooma South eastern end of Bill Smyth Oval below Canty Street
Narooma Bar Beach - northern end to within 100m of break wall
Potato Point Jamison's Beach
South Durras Northern section of beach beginning 100m north of Durras Drive bridge to Lakesea caravan park
Tomakin Commencing from Kingston Place car park at boat ramp south to Tomaga River
Tuross Head Coila Beach

24hr leashed exercise areas *24 hr leashed off season*

Broulee Beach from Train Street south to boat ramp
Moruya From windsock north to creek (south of sandpit)

Time share leashed exercise areas

Dalmeny Josh's Beach
Denhams Beach Beach
Guerilla Bay Main beach and Stoney Beach
Kianga Kianga lake Beach
Lilli Pilli Beach off Fairview Drive
Lilli Pilli Circuit Beach
Malua Bay McKenzies Beach
Malua Bay Garden Bay Beach (dogs prohibited on grassy reserve)
Moruya Sth Head Main beach south of surf club 400m to National Park
Rosedale North North of Yowani Road to McKenzies Beach
Rosedale South North of carpark to headland
Wimbie Beach Beach south of Surf Beach main beach (end Newth Place)

Prohibited Areas

Areas that dogs are prohibited from by legislation include:

  • *All national parks and nature reserves, including Broulee Island, Congo, Bingi, South Head and Mystery Bay
  • *Wildlife Protection Areas (NPWS)
  • *All council swimming pools, public halls, offices, play equipment and their environs
  • *Food preparation areas

Dogs are also prohibited from the following beaches and adjacent reserves:

  • Narooma - main Surf Beach, netted beach, Yabbra beach, Handkerchief beach
  • Kianga - Carters Beach
  • Potato Point - the northern third of Potato Point Beach and the southern third of Jemisons Beach
  • Tuross Head - Main Beach south of One Tree Point
  • Moruya - North Head swimming hole at western end of breakwall
  • Broulee - both sides northern end Candlagan Creek, southern end Candlagan Creek to Train Street. Section of main beach from boat ramp to McNee Street
  • Tomakin - Cove Beach
  • Batehaven - Caseys Beach
  • Surfbeach - Beach
  • Corrigans Beach - all reserve areas and the section between the Batemans Bay Beach Resort and Talamunde Caravan Park
  • Surfside - between headlands along Myamba Parade
  • Maloneys Beach - between start of Hibiscus Close and National Park
  • Long Beach - beach from Long Beach Road north along Bay Road
  • Durras - Cookies Beach and north of Lakesea Caravan Park to National Park

On the Spot Fines

These offences are liable to on the spot fines - please note fees and charges supplied on this site are a guide only.

Animal not permanently identified $165
Sell animal not permanently identified $165
Animal not registered $165
Not notify change in registration/identification $165
Give false or misleading information to register $165
Dog without collar $165
Dog not under effective control $220
Dog in a prohibited place $330
Failure to remove dog faeces $275
Animal in public place not registered $165


All dogs over the age of six months must be microchipped and lifetime registered. Microchipping is done by the vet and registration is done by the council.

Lifetime registration fees are:

  • $40 for a desexed animal
  • $40 for a recognised breeder
  • $15 for a pensioners desexed animal
  • $150 for a non-desexed animal

Working dogs and registered racing Greyhounds are not required to be microchipped and registered but it is recommended for the protection of the dog.

Pound fees

Registered companion animals
Seizure & release fee (1st day) $43
Maintenance fee (each day thereafter) $32
Unregistered companion animals
Seizure & release fee (1st day) $84
Maintenance fee (each day thereafter) $32
Pensioner's companion animals
Seizure & release fee (1st day) $35
Maintenance fee (each day thereafter) $10

For more information, call our Rangers at the Council on 4474 1019 or 4474 1335.

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