Brisbane Open House
Brisbane Valley Highway, Lake Wivenhoe
Saturday : 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday : 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Pre-booked guided tours only
NOTE: Pre-booked ticket holders only.

Join Seqwater for a behind the scenes look at South East Queensland’s largest water storage, Wivenhoe Dam.

The tour will showcase how Seqwater operates Wivenhoe dam to supply safe drinking water and provide flood mitigation for the Brisbane and greater Ipswich area.

Wivenhoe Dam, built on the Brisbane River, about 80 kilometres from Brisbane was designed by the Water Resources Commission and built in 1984.

It is a gated dam which allows Seqwater to make controlled water releases during times of heavy rain. Wivenhoe Dam has a total storage capacity of 3.132 million megalitres.

If you are interested in how dams work, the role of a dam in floods and droughts, then we encourage you to join this tour.

NOTE: For this tour, there will be two ticket releases – Thursday 11 August at 10 am and Saturday 13 August at 3pm. Visit the links below to the Eventbrite pre-booked ticket options.

Saturday, 27 August: BOOKED OUT


Sunday, 28 August: BOOKED OUT

 

 

 

Tour Information

Frequency of Guided Tours: Tour 1: 9:30am - 10:30am Tour 2: 11am - 12pm Tour 3: 12:30pm - 1:30pm Tour 4: 2pm - 3pm Minimum PPE requirements: trousers, long sleeved shirt, enclosed flat shoes, hat and water bottle. If these aren't met - visitors may not be able to join the tour. Minimum age for children attending: 5 yrs

Tour Tips

Register at the building on arrival, Great for kids, You must have a pre-booked ticket to be permitted entry. Minimum PPE requirements: trousers, long sleeved shirt, enclosed flat shoes, hat and water bottle. If these aren't met - visitors may not be able to join the tour. Minimum age for children attending: 5 yrs

Dress Requirements

Enclosed shoes, No heels

Wheelchair access

No