Dogs and other pets are not permitted in most NSW national parks and reserves. You can, however, bring your dog to some NSW regional parks, as long as they're under effective control.
Pets and animals in national parks
Did you know that dogs and other pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves? But you can enjoy nature with your dog at some NSW regional parks, and all NSW State forests. Learn more about where you can and can’t take your dog. Find out the important reasons why pets aren’t allowed in most parks, and how you can help protect our native animals and plants.
Know before you go
The NSW National Parks Pets in Parks policy provides more information about restrictions, responsible dog walking, assistance animals, driving through parks with pets in your car, and use of domestic animals for park management.
Did you know that dogs are welcome in all State forests across NSW?
Read our blog for some pretty good reasons why you can’t bring dogs into NSW national parks. Spoiler alert: most of them have nothing to do with whether your pup is a very good boy.
Help reduce the impact of pest animals and weeds in NSW national parks so you can keep enjoying their beautiful landscapes while visiting.
If you find an injured or distressed native animal, call your local volunteer wildlife rehabilitation organisation.
The diversity of Australian animals and native plants in NSW national parks is extraordinary. Some species can be found across a range of parks, while others are endemic to a specific area.