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Coolmunda Dam

Part of the:

Macintyre Brook

Water Supply Scheme


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General information

Scheme name
Macintyre Brook
Stream name
Macintyre Brook
Lake name
Lake Coolmunda
Structure description
Earthfill embankment and mass concrete spillway (radial gates)
Algae Level
Storage capacity (ML)
Year completed


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Visitor information

Thank you for visiting Coolmunda Dam and helping us keep our dam recreational facilities a fun and safe place to relax and have a good time.


Boat ramp
Road access
Picnic areas
Rubbish bins
Treated water


Fish at Coolmunda Dam include Golden Pearch, Silver Perch, Murray Cod and Yellowbelly. There are naturally occurring populations of Tandans (eel tailed catfish) and Spangled Perch.


There are no boating restrictions here but caution is advised when travelling around the lake by boat due to the standing timber. A Stocked Impoundment Permit (SIP) is required to fish at Coolmunda Dam.


Seek local camping websites for accommodation.


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


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

Antisocial behaviour

If you observe vandalism, antisocial behaviour or any illegal activities, please contact the Police immediately on 000.

Commercial or large group activities

Please note that approval is required for the use of Sunwater land for any 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 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 registered and unregistered motorcycles and four wheelers within the camping area and the surrounding private property is strictly prohibited. The speed limit in the camping area is 20km/h.

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Safety information

Most injuries around dams and weirs are a combination of being in unauthorised areas, excess alcohol consumption, skylarking, not boating to dam conditions and general slips, trips and falls around recreation areas. Enjoy the surroundings of your local dam or weir and stay safe by looking out for potential hazards and risks.