- Dogs are never allowed in the camping areas, not even in cars.
- During Daylight Savings dogs are not allowed on the beach, or in the reserve from 9 am to 7 pm.
- Outside of these hours dogs are allowed as long as they are always on a lead.
- There are not any leash free areas at Point Leo.
- Outside of daylight savings hours dogs are allowed in the reserve or on the beach at any time as long as they are always on a lead.
- Dogs are not permitted in the wetlands or on the boardwalks at anytime.
What is the Point Leo Foreshore Reserve The Point Leo Foreshore Reserve is a self funded, public reserve that is managed by a volunteer Committee of Management. The committee employ three permanent staff to care for the nearly 100 hectares of land. Our reserve encompasses coast, dune, woodland, forest, wetland and creek ecosystems. How are we funded? We are entirely self funded. We receive no financial assistance from local, state or federal government. Everyting in the park is paid for by the money we collect for parking, and from campsite fees. Where does the money go? 100% of the money we collect from parking and campsite fees goes towards the park. It pays for all the rubbish to be removed, all the toilets and bbq`s to be cleaned every day, for more than $6000 worth of toilet paper every year, for machinery and vehicles, for playgrounds and walking tracks, for wages and new facilities for the public, as well as many, many other costs. What are our aims? The vision for the Point Leo Foreshore Reserve is to provide a unique, non- commercial, safe, family environment while protecting, preserving and enhancing the parks environmental values and balancing the needs of a diverse range of activities. As land managers we aim to balance the needs and demands that are placed upon the park. As these needs and demands change with the seasons, so do our job lists and management strategies. Why do I have do pay a Parking fee ? Point Leo Foreshore is part of Crown Land, it is not part of Parks Victoria and does not receive any funding. Parking income is vital in helping us maintain the reserve. Do local residents have to pay? With the exception of the local residents that live on Western Parade which is accessed through the park, everyone is required to pay a parking fee if gate staff are present. When do we charge? We charge for parking on the weekends and public holidays from the Grand Final Weekend all the way though to the end of the Easter School Holidays, plus everyday during the summer school holiday period. Are dogs allowed in the Reserve?