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EJ Beardmore Dam

Part of the:

St George

Water Supply Scheme


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General information

Scheme name
St George
Stream name
Balonne River
Lake name
Lake Kajarabie
Structure description
Earthfill embankment and mass concrete (vertical lift gates)
Algae Level
Storage capacity (ML)
Year completed


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Visitor information

Thank you for visiting E J Beardmore 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


Closed Waters are in place at the dam and fishing is prohibited 100 metres upstream and 200 metres downstream of the wall. Fish species stocked include Murray Cod, Golden Perch (Yellowbelly) and Silver Perch. There are also naturally occurring populations of Tandans (eel tailed catfish) and Spangled Perch.


Boating, skiing and other water activities are not permitted within 100m of the EJ Beardmore Dam wall and spillway. No other boating restrictions apply.


No camping is permitted at EJ Beardmore Dam.  There are accommodation facilities in the wider St George district.


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


There are no rubbish bins located at this dam. Help us keep all recreational areas clean and tidy by taking your rubbish with you.

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.