Apart from the nominated areas listed below, dogs can be exercised without leads, provided they remain in the effective control of the person walking them.
All dogs are required to be placed on a lead at all times in the following areas unless otherwise specified.
Wellington Shire Local Laws Officers actively patrol these areas, and if you are found to have your dog off the lead in the areas listed below, you may be issued with a $330 penalty for the first offence, and a $660 penalty for the second offence.
Briagolong Recreation Reserve (During Market Operational Times).
Lions Park (Cricket Street).
Golden Beach/Paradise Beach Community Centre Playground Area.
George Street, Temple Street, Apex Park (George Street), Lions Park, Rotary Park.
Foreshore Lions Park Playground Area.
Johnson Street (Between Foster and McMillan Streets), Fred Drury Park (Carpenter Street), Lions Park Playground Area (Johnson Street), Macalister Wetland Reserve Area (Flora and Fauna Risk), Island Reserve/Port of Maffra, Macalister River Regional Park (McMahon Drive).
Prince Street, Playground Area (Lyons Street), Prince Street Reserve, Edward Crooke Reserve (west of Neighbourhood House).
Sale Pedestrian Mall, Raymond Street (between Stawell and Foster Streets), Cunninghame Street (between Reeve and York Streets), Macarthur Street (between Reeve and York Streets), Macalister Street (between Reeve and York Streets), York Street (between Foster and Stawell Streets), Adventure Playground/Fauna Park Area (Guthridge Parade), Market Area (During Market operational times only), Port of Sale Precinct (Bordered by Foster Street, Park Street, Canal Road and Desailly Street South), Lake Guthridge and Guyatt Walking Tracks (Flora and Fauna Risk), Little Athletics Ground/Playground Area (McLachlan Street).
Seaspray Foreshore Playground, Children's Playground (area between Buckley, Bearup, Lyons and Buchan Streets).
Apex Park (Princes Highway), Memorial Park (Princes Highway).
Commercial Road (between James Street and Church Road), Yarram North Recreation Reserve, Yarram Wetland Reserve, Devon North Recreation Reserve, Yarram Memorial Playground, Playground Area (James Street), Playground Area (Walpole Court).