We provide a range of great outdoor recreation facilities for the community to enjoy, attracting more than 2.7 million visitors to our lakes and recreation sites each year.
Seqwater strives to balance the ongoing health of the catchments and quality of the region’s drinking water supply while providing access to a range of water-based and on-shore activities at our dams, lakes and parks.
We are one of the few bulk water providers in Australia that manages open catchments, allowing the community to enjoy recreational activities on the dams and lakes that supply our drinking water.
A variety of activities, including boating, swimming and fishing are permitted, to try and cater to differing community requests.
Not all activities are possible at all locations - our activities guide will give you an overview of where activities are allowed and which activities require a permit.
General safety advice
We encourage visitors to learn basic first aid, and carry a first aid and snake bite kit.
In the warmer months, snakes become more active. It is important for visitors to be observant and aware that venomous snakes and other animals may be present at Seqwater sites.
For your safety, and the safety of others, we ask that all visitors:
- comply with all signs displayed, including traffic and parking signs
- be sun safe – information on sun safety is available on the Queensland Cancer Council website
- only swim in designated swimming areas
- supervise your children at all times
- be aware of weather conditions, and the associated hazards of extreme heat, cold and wind, as well as hyperthermia and hypothermia. We recommend visitors check the expected weather conditions by visiting the Bureau of Meteorology website before visiting any of our sites
- read our water quality fact sheets for further information about water quality at our dams and lakes
- keep a proper lookout for hazards, including uneven surfaces, glass or metal on the ground, submerged or floating objects in the water
- do not leave taps running
- do not undertake any activity that is likely to interfere with the safety of other visitors or yourself.
Information on basic first aid – including insect bites, stings, spider and snake bites – is available on the St John website.
Our lakes and surrounding catchments are natural areas and home to a variety of flora and fauna, including small organisms. Please be aware that when you choose to recreate in natural areas such as beaches, rivers and streams, there are natural hazards associated with this including bites and stings from insects, snake bites etc.
Protection of Historical and Cultural Sites
Seqwater values and protects the many historical and cultural sites in its care. Land users are not permitted to interfere with historical and cultural sites on Seqwater estate. This includes, but is not limited to, the disturbance, fossicking and removal of heritage items on or below the ground and water.
In the event historical or cultural sites are encountered, land users are required to report the discovery to firstname.lastname@example.org. It is a requirement under the Queensland Heritage Act that any discoveries of important archaeological artefacts are reported to the Department of Environment and Science. Archaeological artefacts include any relic or remains that relate to past human behaviour. They can be found above, on, or below the land surface, or in State waters. Archaeological artefacts are valuable because they provide evidence about Queensland’s history, often complementing and supplementing written historical records