With over 226 hectares, Albert Park offers plenty of space for you to walk, play and relax with your dog.
Albert Park is mainly an on-lead park but there are some designated off-lead areas where you can give your dog a good run. Dogs are permitted in most of the park, but must be kept on a lead in some areas and kept out of dog exclusion areas (including the lake and the playgrounds).
How to get there
Dog Walking at Albert Park
Need to know
Dog Walking at Albert Park
Change of Conditions
Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.
Sea Scouts pier closureThe Sea Scouts pier has been closed in the interests of public safety. We appreciate your understanding.This closure is temporary and we are working to have the pier repaired and reopened.
Carousel Boardwalk closureThe Carousel boardwalk has been closed in the interests of public safety. Please use alternate route around Carousel.This closure is temporary and we are working to have the boardwalk repaired and reopened. We appreciate your understanding.
Albert Park Car Parking Office - Closed until further noticeDue to covid restrictions the Albert Park Car Parking Office is closed until further notice. Please send your completed parking permit application to our inbox; email@example.com, alternatively please send it to the following postal address:Parking AdministrationParks VictoriaPO Box 768South Melbourne VIC 3205Please ensure all fields are filled in.Please allow 7 working days to process your application from the time Parks Victoria receives payment and the completed applications form.For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Notices Affecting Multiple Sites
Parking fees - CPI Increase 1st September 2021There will be a CPI price increase to parking fees on 1st September 2021. Each financial year the treasurer, Department of Treasury and Finance sets the CPI increase applicable to fees and charges from 1st July each year.The new parking fees from 1st September 2021 are:• Weekday hourly rate: $5.50 per hour (previously $5.40 per hour)• Weekdays 5pm to 9pm flat rate: $5.50 (previously $5.40)• Weekday maximum all day rate: $13.20 per day (previously $13.00 per day)• Weekends flat rate fee: $5.50 per day (previously $5.40 per day)Parking permits will continue to be available for park businesses and members of Albert Park tenant clubs. New permit fees will commence on 1st September 2021:• Sports Club Permit – 6 months: $34.70 (previously $34.20)• Sports Club Permit– 6 months concession*: $17.35 (previously $17.10)• Sports Club Permit – 12 months: $69.70 (previously $68.70)• Sports Club Permit – 12 months concession*: $34.85 (previously $34.20)• Junior Sports Club Permit – 12 months: $17.30 (previously $17.00)• Tenant permit – 3 months: $216.80 (previously $213.60)• Tradespersons permit – 7 days: $25.40 (previously $25.00)*Concession prices are available for eligible concession cardholders including Centrelink Health Care Card, Centrelink Pensioner Card, Veterans Affairs Gold Card for All Conditions, Veterans Affairs Gold Card War Widow, Veterans Affairs Gold Card TPI and Veterans Affairs Gold card POW and EDA.The net revenue from parking fees will continue to be reinvested back into Albert Park Reserve services and facilities and the sports and recreation club grant program.To provide feedback on the Albert Park Reserve parking fees email email@example.com.
Discover the beauty of Victoria’s premier cool-climate botanic garden from the comfort of the open-air bus. Enjoy live commentary and stunning views as you wind your way through the picturesque landscapes of this 100-acre garden.
Walk, run or cycle this popular trail, which weaves among native vegetation around the picturesque Lysterfield Lake. You're almost guaranteed to see kangaroos and other wildlife along the way.
Round up your dog, grab the lead and visit dog-friendly parks near Melbourne and across Victoria.
The park's best known geological feature is Dights Falls. Dights Falls is an artificial weir built on a natural rock bar across the Yarra. The weir was built in the 1840s to provide water to the 'Ceres' flour mill, one of the first in Victoria