Wuruma Dam

Wuruma Dam

37.54%

  • Wuruma Dam
CURRENT ALGAE LEVELS Moderate (Amber)
CURRENT CAPACITY

37.54%

12:00am 13.06.2021

STORAGE CAPACITY

165000

Mega Litres

HISTORICAL LOW

0.03%

22.09.1970

HISTORICAL HIGH

142.64%

27.01.2013

Location

Wuruma Dam

Wuruma Dam Road

Wuruma Dam

Queensland

4627

Facilities

  • Boat Ramp

  • Car Parking

  • Road Access

  • Lookout

  • Picnic Areas

  • Toilets

  • Rubbish Bins

  • BBQs

  • Treated Water

  • Camping

Additional information

Management

Recreational facilities are owned and managed by Sunwater.

Boating

Boating activities are permitted, however, operators are reminded to read and obey the signs, look for hazards, boat to conditions and stay away from the dam wall by at least 200 metres, as marked by the buoy line, or as signed. Some restrictions may apply during times of low water lever. Water activities including swimming, kayaking and sailing are permitted among other activities, however, please note the exclusion zones as signed. The boat ramp is owned by Sunwater and managed by North Burnett Regional Council.

Learn your responsibilities on the water through the Maritime Safety Queensland Boating and Fishing Guide.

Fishing

Fishing is permitted at Wuruma Dam, however, Sunwater does not permit onshore fishing on or near the dam wall. Fisherman are reminded to read the signs and look for hazards. To learn what fish are stocked at this dam, visit the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website. A Stocked Impoundment Permit (SIP) is required to fish. Permits are available from Fisheries Queensland that set out the conditions under which you can fish at Queensland dams.

Call Fisheries Queensland on 13 25 23 to locate your nearest fishing permit outlet or apply online.

Camping

Camping is permitted at Wuruma Dam. Camping facilities are run by Sunwater. The site contains 40 designated, clearly marked camping spaces on flat terrain. No bookings are required and all camping is free of charge, however stays are restricted to maximum of three weeks across any four week period. Waste water from camp sites and caravans must be redirected away from the lake or self-contained. Generators must be low decibel and operated during daylight hours only and tap water is not suitable for drinking, we strongly recommend campers to bring drinking water supplies. Open fires are strictly prohibited.

For more information download the Wuruma Dam recreation and camping brochure.

Pets

For everyone’s enjoyment and safety, please keep your pet on a leash or restrained during your visit.

Rubbish

Help us keep all recreational areas clean and tidy by using the rubbish bins provided. If rubbish bins are full or unavailable, please take your rubbish with you. Please also take any seafood rubbish with you to reduce odour.

BBQs

There are no recreational BBQs available for use. Please use common sense when around open flame. Contact 000 to report uncontrolled fire.

Antisocial behaviour

If you observe vandalism, antisocial behaviour or any illegal activities, please contact the Police immediately on 000 to ensure we keep the dam safe and enjoyable for all.

Commercial or large group activities

Please note that approval is required for the use of Sunwater land for any organised event or function other than normal visitor activities in approved recreational areas. Events or functions include, but are not limited to fishing, swimming, rowing, boating or skiing competitions or displays, community events, weddings or other organised on-land activities. To gain approval, submit a General Application for Access to Sunwater Land or Infrastructure and Events or contact us on 13 15 89.

Motorcycles and other vehicles

The recreational use of motorcycles and four wheelers within the area and the surrounding private property is strictly prohibited. Please practise caution when driving all other vehicles in the area and obey the speed limit.

Hazards

There is the potential of submerged trees and other objects. Floating objects may be present after an inflow or flood event. Fast flowing water may be released suddenly from the spillway.

Read the signs and stay safe

For your own safety, please take note of the signs around the dam including those regarding private property and trespassing.
The signs indicate hazards to watch out for and areas to avoid. Keep an eye on your children and inform them of the hazards and permitted areas.

Emergency Management

View the Wuruma Dam Emergency Action Plan, here.

Visitors must adhere to current COVID-19 social distancing guidelines and are encouraged to observe good hygiene practices.

All persons entering Sunwater property at their own risk should exercise due care and attention and must comply with all signs, notices, the lawful directions of Sunwater, Sunwater staff, all laws, regulations and applicable standards (e.g. boating, fire, road usage). All liability of Sunwater (or its subsidiaries) to you or any other person for loss or damage of any kind (however caused, including by negligence) arising from or relating in any way to access to, or use of, Sunwater property is excluded.


Playing safe

Stay safe at dams and weirs by looking out for potential hazards and risks.

Dam history

The new camp site at Wuruma Dam is located near the dam wall and spillway

Wuruma Dam

Wuruma is a local indigenous word for majestic bird of prey, the brahminy kite.

Wuruma Dam took three years and $5.3 million to build and was completed in 1968.

It is built on the Nogo River, a tributary of the Burnett River, about 48 km north of Eidsvold and has a capacity of 165,000 ML.

Lake Wuruma is one of the most popular natural attractions in the area, popular for fishing, boating, picnics, barbecues and camping.