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Peter Faust Dam

Part of the:

Proserpine River

Water Supply Scheme


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General information

Scheme name
Proserpine River
Stream name
Proserpine River
Lake name
Lake Proserpine
Structure description
Earth and rockfill embankment
Algae Level
Storage capacity (ML)
Year completed


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Visitor information

Thank you for visiting Peter Faust 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


Stocked fish include Barramundi, Sooty Grunter and Saratoga.


There are no boating restrictions on Lake Proserpine, however caution is advised in the extensive areas with submerged trees.


Camping is not permitted at Peter Faust Dam. There is a camping area a few kilometres from the dam or various motels and tourist parks in nearby Proserpine.


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

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 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.

Read the signs and stay safe

For your own safety, please take note of the signs around the dam. 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 where they are allowed to go.

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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.