Built across Yabba Creek, the Borumba Dam was originally completed in 1963 and upgraded in 1997.

It is an un-gated dam, meaning that when it reaches 100 per cent capacity, water flows over the spillway and safely out of the dam. If you would like to be notified when Borumba Dam begins to spill, please sign up to our free dam release notification service.


Lake Borumba provides great recreational facilities to the local community and visitors, including boating and water skiing, fishing and camping.

Please note: Potable (drinking) water is not available at the recreation area or campground, please bring sufficient drinking water supplies for your visit.

A SIPS permit is required for fishing at Borumba. Visit the Fisheries website for information and to purchase your permit.

Download the Lake Borumba Recreation Guide for detailed information about activities, as well as maps and important safety information.

Key facts

Name: Borumba Dam / Lake Borumba
Watercourse: Yabba Creek
Location: 50km south of Gympie
Catchment area: 465.0km 2
Length of dam wall: 343.0m
Lake surface area: 480.0ha
Year completed: Stage 1 1963; Stage 2 1997
Type of construction: Rockfill with impervious concrete slab on upstream face
Full supply waterline: 135.0mAHD (above sea level)
Fully supply capacity: 46000ML
Current capacity: 43,592 (94.8% full) at 20-08-2019 10:22am
Spillway level: 135.0mAHD