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Wuruma Dam

Part of the:

Upper Burnett

Water Supply Scheme


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General information

Scheme name
Upper Burnett
Stream name
Nogo River
Lake name
Wuruma Lake
Structure description
Mass concrete
Algae Level
Storage capacity (ML)
Year completed


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Visitor information

Thank you for visiting Wuruma 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 Australian Bass, Barramundi, Golden Perch (Yellowbelly), Silver Cod, Silver Perch and Saratoga with breeding populations of Eel-Tailed Catfish, Spangled Perch and Eels.


There are no boating restrictions at Wuruma Dam, however some restrictions may apply during times with low water. A 200 metre no boating zone exists from the dam wall.


From 11 March 2019, a new camping area will open providing 40 designated, equally sized, clearly marked camping spaces on flat terrain near the dam wall and spillway. There will be a three-week grace period while camping at the foreshore near the boat ramp is phased out.

No bookings are required and all camping is free of charge. Camping is restricted to maximum stays of two weeks.

While the new free camping site is being established and until Monday 1 April 2019, visitors can continue to camp at the existing camping area near the boat ramp.

Waste water from camp sites and caravans must be redirected away from the lake or self-contained. Take your rubbish with you and dispose of it responsibly. 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.


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.