Hi Katie, I found this info on the City Of Charles Sturt Website. Hope it is helpful.' Cheers
Does my dog need to be on a leash?
Dogs must be kept under effective control at all times regardless of whether the dog is being exercised in a dog on leash or dog off leash area.
Effective Control - Under the provisions of the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995:
The dog is on a chain, cord or leash that does not exceed 2 metres in length restraining the dog; or By command, the dog being in close proximity to the person and the person being able to see the dog at all times. On the Foreshore: During the daylight savings period dogs must be held on a leash between 10am and 8pm and must be under effective control at all times. Outside daylight savings period, or during the winter months (normally end March through to beginning October), dogs on the beach can be off leash but must be under effective control at all times.
In a public place: Please remember that under the provisions of the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995, dogs in public places (which includes roads, footpaths, paths and all public places unless otherwise stipulated) or in a private place without the consent of the occupier, dogs need to be under effective control by means of a physical restraint. Therefore the dog needs to be on a chain, cord or leash that does not exceed 2 metres in length.