Bjelke Petersen Dam - QLD



DEG: -26.304131 151.978806
DMS: 26º 18' 14.87" S 151º 58' 43.7" E
UTM: 56 J 7090232mN 398063mE
Altitude: 308.01m


Place Type

Reserves - Reservoir,Dam


165.85kms NorthWest of Brisbane - Driving 239 km (3 hours 0 mins)

Address & Contact

Moffatdale QLD 4605
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Construction of Bjelke-Petersen Dam commenced in 1984 and finished in 1988 creating the lake that was named "Barambah" after the original property in the region.
The dam is constructed of earth and rock with a central clay core with an adjacent saddle dam of similar construction.The main wall is 540 m long with a maximum height of 34 m and is 135 m thick at the base.
The water surface of Lake Barambah is 2150 ha and holds 125 000 mega-litres coming from a catchment area of 1670 km squared. Lake Barambah is commonly referred to as BP Dam.
Lake Barambah has been stocked with Golden Perch, Silver Perch, Saratoga and Australian Bass.
There are breeding populations of Tandans (Eel Tailed Catfish) & Spangled Perch here as well as the illegally introduced Sleepy Cod and Redclaw Crayfish.
Once overshadowed by the likes of Lake Somerset and Wivenhoe, Lake Barambah has come of age in the last few years and is now regarded as one of the big bass impoundments in Queensland.
A Stocked Impoundment Permit (SIP) is required to fish Lake Barambah.
There are normally no boating restrictions on Lake Barambah. There is a no boating / fishing zone in front of the dam wall.
There are two boat ramps provided. One adjacent to the dam wall and another immediately below the camping area.
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Closest Weather Station

Kingaroy at 03/07:30am EST
Distance from Bjelke Petersen Dam 32.99km SW
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Closest Climatic Station

Kingaroy Airport
Distance from Bjelke Petersen Dam 32.99km SW
Mean Max. °C30.929.528.025.922.519.719.421.424.827.328.830.0
Mean Min. °C18.017.815.812.
Mean Rain mm97.8102.156.721.932.248.421.830.830.255.762.7115.2

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