Yes, it is illegal to take your dog, cat or any other pet into a national park in Australia.
Our native wildlife are very sensitive and your pets smell or attitude may disrupt the native environment. There is always the potential that your pet may kill a wild animal if they feel threatened. The death of the native animal would be on you.
Park rangers patrol most national parks in Australia and if need be, they call the police to remove you and your pet.
Dogs in national parks is illegal in;
- New South Wales
- Australian Capital Territory
- South Australia
- Western Australia
- Northern Territory