Where to Walk your DOG

According to the Macedon Ranges Council all dogs (within our shire) must now be exercised on leash unless in designated OFF-LEASH areas.

New signage is currently being installed throughout the Shire. Some footpaths will also be stencilled further indicating dog ON-LEASH requirements.

In the absence of signage, an area should always be assumed to be ON-LEASH. Dogs must also be under effective control at all times and should not be left unattended.

Further details can be found at: https://www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/Live-Work/Cats-Dogs-Pets/Walking-Dogs-Off-Leash


Within Romsey township the following are designated OFF-LEASH areas:

Bowkett Close Reserve(PDF, 620KB)  11 Bowkett Close 
Five Mile Creek West(PDF, 620KB)

(off leash between 7.30am-10am, seven days a week)

Five Mile Creek West Riverwalk
Lomandra Reserve(PDF, 620KB) 11a Newnham Drive
Metcalfe Drive Reserve(PDF, 620KB) Metcalfe Drive


Within Lancefield township the following are designated OFF-LEASH areas:

James Patrick Way Reserve(PDF, 620KB) 48-70 James Patrick Way
Park Street Road Reserve(PDF, 620KB)

(outside of school hours)

Park Street Road Reserve


Within Riddells Creek township the following are designated OFF-LEASH areas:

Rangeview Park(PDF, 491KB) 40-42 Rangeview Drive
Riddells Creek Recreation Reserve(PDF, 491KB)

(when sporting events are not in progress)

26-32 Sutherlands Road



Macedon Ranges CAT Curfew

From Wednesday 1st July 2020 all CATS must be confined to their property from sunset to sunrise and will be prohibited from our most sensitive environmental areas.

According to the Macedon Ranges local council, cats can be confined in one or more of the following ways:

  • Indoors
  • In a Cat Run or specially designed enclosure
  • Enclosing part of a property (e.g. a verandah)
  • Cat-proofing fence
  • In a shed (well ventilated/insulated).

Why is this important?

Cats can attack wildlife, can be hit by cars, injure other cats, and spread disease.

Cat can prowl, spray, howl and annoy neighbours and their pets (especially during mating season).

Its important to act now before July 1st 2020.

Details about responsible CAT ownership (including helpful advice and resources about confining cats) can be found at: mrsc.vic.gov.au/cats

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