Pet Dogs are not allowed to be brought into Mount Buffalo National Park
The exception is seeing eye dogs
There are some state parks where dogs are allowed - see below and also at the Parks Victoria Website
Dogs in parks
Round up your dog, grab the lead, stretch those legs, take some clean
fresh air into your lungs and enjoy the surroundings in any number of
parks and reserves in and around Melbourne and regional Victoria.
Dogs are allowed in many parks and reserves, check the
Safety and regulations section on individual park pages for details on the Parks Victoria websiste.
The Eucalypt forests and gently undulating hills of the Hepburn
Regional Park provide a lovely setting for a stroll with your dog. So
next time you’re headed for the nearby attractions of Daylesford and
Hepburn Springs, don’t leave the dog at home.
The granite peaks of the You Yangs rise dramatically from the
surrounding volcanic plains between Melbourne and Geelong. Explore one
of the tracks that traverse the park, taking in magnificent views, or
relax in one of the park’s many picnic areas.
Explore the sandy coves and rocky headlands with your dog, along one
of Victoria’s most beautiful coastlines. The rugged sandstone cliffs of
this park are a striking backdrop for other beach activities such as
The largest area of natural vegetation near the city, Yarra Bend Park
has large off-lead areas for your dog to run, sniff and socialise with
other canine chums. And with 16 kilometres of river frontage, views from
the city to the Dandenongs, and plenty of on-lead trails, both you and
your dog will share some wonderful walks.
Melburnians are fortunate to have this 225-hectare recreational park
in the heart of their city. With its picturesque lake and network of
trails, Albert Park offers your dog a smorgasbord of exciting sights and
smells as well as off-lead areas to run and play. It is also the home
of the RSPCA Million Paws Walk every May, the number one metropolitan
social event for your dog.
A suburban park with nine kilometres of paths and trails, hectares of
open space, and the Dandenong Creek running through it, Jells Park is
popular with both human and canine visitors. Please keep your dog
on-lead and stay within the ‘dogs allowed’ areas in order to protect
native wildlife, including the 150 bird species that call this park
Explore a network of on-road and off-road tracks with your canine
friends in this rugged coastal park. The park features wild ocean
beaches, estuaries and inlets, heathlands and banksia woodlands brimming
with nectar-feeding birds. Camping with dogs is also allowed in some
Located a short distance from Melbourne, the park is mostly known for
its charcoal burning kiln used during the Second World War and is
popular for picnicking, walking and camping, where dogs on leads are