Please note: playgrounds and barbecues at our dams have reopened, from 8am-5pm daily. Please ensure that you practice physical distancing and good hygiene during your visit. To find out more, please go to our latest update page.

Just an easy 40km drive from the city, Wungong Dam is a favourite picnic destination for both Perth families and visitors. Full of native birds and breathtaking views, this dam has been a water source for Perth for over 70 years and is well worth a visit.

 

Dam information

  • Capacity – 60 billion litres
  • Catchment area – 132km2
  • Reservoir length –5.8km
  • Wall height (above lowest foundation) – 205m

Visitor information

Wungong Dam is open every day of the week until 6pm (5pm from May to September). Times may vary, for more information please contact Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre on (08) 9394 5410.

Facilities

  • Picnic areas with free gas barbecues and picnic tables
  • Recreation lake
  • Toilets (including accessible)
  • On-site parking 

Opening hours

For opening hours and more information please refer to the Parks and Wildlife Service.

Directions 

  1. From Perth, take Albany or Tonkin Highway, or Kwinana Freeway to Armadale
  2. Follow Albany Highway for 6km, through to Bedfordale
  3. Turn right onto Springfield Road and continue for 3km

What to do

Settle in one of the 3 main picnic areas for a shaded outdoor lunch. Families can enjoy throwing a frisbee, kicking a football, or play other games on the lawn near the entrance.

If you enjoy model boat sailing, check out the recreation lake below the dam wall.

Take in the beautiful views of the valley and coastal plain from a Rotary lookout. On a clear day you might be lucky enough to see Garden Island off the coast.

Visit from July to November for wildflower season, and all year round you can see the flourishing birdlife such as finches, wrens, robins, and occasional eagles. Also look for kangaroos and wallabies!

Like some adventure? There are natural bush trails for you to enjoy in the neighbouring Bungendore Park or you can hike down the valley to Byford.

Please note, you need Western Australian Planning Commission permission for the valley walk.

Operations

For operational enquiries please contact 13 13 75.

 

Planning a visit?

When visiting a dam, please follow these simple rules to ensure you and your family have a fun, memorable, and safe experience. 

  • Obey directional and informational signs
  • Keep to pathways, roads and recreational areas
  • Be aware of uneven ground and walking hazards
  • Children must be within view of a responsible adult at all times
  • Dogs are not permitted on site
  • Swimming, canoeing, fishing and marroning is not permitted
  • Drone use is not permitted
  • Do not climb walls, fences, bridges, pipework or other operational infrastructure
  • Do not trespass into signposted operational and ‘No Entry’ areas
  • Never attempt to operate taps, valves or controls
  • Do not deface safety and security signage
  • Keep emergency and operational access gates and roadways clear

People and domestic animals naturally carry pathogens that can be transferred into streams and reservoirs when they have contact with the water. The pathogens can be difficult to remove, putting our drinking water at risk and potentially making people sick. There are also restrictions on other activities such as off-road driving, camping, lighting fires and littering. Failure to comply with these rules may result in an infringement or prosecution.

All Perth’s metropolitan and regional dams are proclaimed Public Drinking Water Source Areas and are protected under the Metropolitan Water Supply Sewerage and Drainage Act 1909, the Country Areas Water Supply Act 1947 and the Water Services Act 2012. Access is not permitted on the reservoirs or in the streams flowing into it. Failure to comply may result in prosecution.

Please report unmarked safety hazards, suspicious behaviour or pollution to 13 13 75.

For additional information about any of our dams, please call us on 13 13 85.