Churchman Brook Dam

Built in the 1920s, Churchman Brook Dam has always held a special charm for visitors due to its many scenic picnic spots and facilities that make it a great family day out.

 

Please note: there are some instances when our dam recreation areas are closed, particularly in summer when there may be a bushfire risk. We endeavour to update our website should this occur, but it's a good idea to check the emergency.wa.gov.au website for any National Park closures before planning a day out – if the park is closed, the dam areas will be as well.

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Dam information

Aerial view of Churchman Brook Dam

Aerial view of Churchman Brook Dam

  • Capacity – 2.24 million kilolitres  
  • Catchment area – 16 square kilometres 
  • Reservoir length – 1.4 kilometres
  • Height of wall (above foundations) – 26 metres 

What to do?

Park area at Churchman Brook Dam

Park area at Churchman Brook Dam

Enjoy the striking views with your friends and family while you relax in one of 5 picnic areas. Feel free to use the gas barbecues on your visit. Children can play on the modern playground and large grassed area.   

Explore the natural bush on a marked walking trail, or check out the view from the top of the dam wall, which is accessible via a path from the picnic area at the base of the wall.

From July to November, see the spectacle of wildflower season. 

Need to host a special outdoor social function for 30 or more people? Two of the picnic areas can be reserved for this purpose. Call the Manager of Dams North on 9495 8802 or 9495 8822 to make a booking and reserve a picnic area for your social function.

Visitor information

Churchman Brook Dam is open every day of the week until 6pm (closes at 5pm from May to September). 

Facilities

  • 5 picnic areas, most with free gas barbecues
  • Grassed playing area
  • Modern playground 
  • Toilets (includes disabled)
  • On-site parking 

Directions

  • From Perth, take Albany Highway towards Armadale 
  • Just beyond Kelmscott, turn left onto Brookton Highway and follow for 5km 
  • Turn right onto Soldiers Road and follow for approximately 2km

Operations

To contact our Churchman Brook operations building please call 9397 7948.