Victoria Dam was built to serve the adjacent hills suburbs of Lesmurdie and Kalamunda, as well as Perth metropolitan area in times of peak demand.
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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Aerial view of Victoria Dam
Victoria Dam is the first Roller Compacted Concrete (RRC) dam in Western Australia, and the fifth RRC dam constructed in Australia. RRC combines the advantages of a concrete dam with the efficient plant-intensive methods used to construct earthfill and rockfill dams.
Although it is an important part of our water supply, we restrict vehicle access to this site.
- Capacity – 9.5 million kilolitres
- Catchment area – 37 square kilometres
- Length of wall – 285 metres
- Height of wall (above foundations) – 52 metres
What to do?
Enjoy a walk trail. Pedestrian access is permitted between the hours of 8.00AM and 5.00PM.
Please note that recreational activities are not permitted on the reservoir. An exclusion zone exists around it and the streams flowing into it.
If you decide to visit the dam, please do not use the service road. This road is dangerous and steep, there is no footpath and it is provides access for our vehicles and trucks.
The upper car park is open on weekdays from 8am–5pm.
The car park is closed on weekends and public holidays.
Unfortunately, there are limited public facilities for you at this site.
- From the car park, you can reach the dam via the signposted walk trail, 300 to 400 metres
- On weekends, you can access the dam via the signposted walk trail
To contact our Victoria Dam operations building please call 9293 5287.