Dog Prohibited Areas

This page identifies the areas within the Porirua City District where dogs are prohibited.

Prohibited Areas are areas or zones declared by the Council for reasons of public health and/or safety to be areas in which dogs are either strictly or conditionally prohibited.

Location of Prohibited Areas

Strict Prohibition

Dogs are prohibited at all times in:

  • All hard court recreation areas, ie tennis and netball courts.
  • All childrens' public play areas, ie play grounds, basketball courts, skateboard areas etc.
  • All marked grass playing fields and any area within 10 metres of such a field.
  • All public libraries and other Council premises.
  • All public swimming baths.

Conditional prohibition

Dogs are prohibited on the beaches listed below, between the marker sign posts at the northern and southern ends of the beach, between 10am and 7pm on any day in the period commencing 1st November in one year and ending 31st March the following year:

  • Karehana Beach
  • Plimmerton Beach
  • Motukaraka Point Beach
  • Paremata Beach
  • Pukerua Bay Beach
  • Titahi Bay Beach


The prohibitions detailed above do not apply to:

  • Guide or Hearing Ear Dogs; or
  • Police, Customs, security guard or farm dogs being officially used under the direct control of their handler or owner; or
  • Other dogs where Council has granted a specific exemption

Links to more dog information


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