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Water safety

Dams and weirs are a great place to relax and have fun — but they come with potential hazards and risks.

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.

Visitors are required to comply with all relevant Queensland laws while on Sunwater property.

Safety tips for visiting a dam or weir

Have fun without putting yours and other's lives in danger. Always read the signs, Keep a distance of at least 200m from dam and weir walls. Check for potential risks r hazards when entering the water. Do not trespass on private property. Rethink drinking. Know your own swimming abilities. Consider carrying a first aid kit in case of injury. If operating a boat, keep clear of swimmers and only tow skiers in deeper areas. Use your common sense and remain alert and aware of your surroundings.