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 a short car ride from Geographe Bay, Harvey Dam has a range of world-class recreational facilities including an amphitheatre for concerts and cultural events, walkways and picnic areas with gazebos and BBQs.

 

Dam information

  • Capacity – 56 billion litres
  • Catchment area – 126km2
  • Surface area at full storage – 553 hectares
  • Wall height – 45m

Visitor information

Facilities

  • An amphitheatre for concerts and cultural events
  • A footbridge, boardwalk and walk trails
  • A fenced playground
  • Grassed picnic areas with gazebos and BBQs
  • Viewing platforms
  • An upstream boat ramp
  • Toilets

Directions

  1. From Perth, take the Kwinana Freeway southbound
  2. Continue south onto the Forrest Highway for 8km until you meet Greenlands Road
  3. Turn left on Greenlands Road and travel for 6kms until you reach a roundabout
  4. At the roundabout, take the second exit on to South Western Highway
  5. Head south for another 48km until you reach Harvey
  6. Turn left onto Weir Road and the dam is 2.5km along on your left

What to do

Pack a picnic; make use of the landscaped recreational areas, free electric barbecues and shady gazebos to enjoy a relaxed afternoon in the gorgeous surrounds.

If fishing is more your thing, why not bring a rod and cast off in our reservoir? We've worked with Fisheries WA and Recfish West to re-establish trout and marron in the reservoir, allowing licensed anglers and marroners the chance to try their luck during the designated seasons.

Our fenced playground areas will give the kids space to play, or one of the walktrails around the dam give visitors the chance to stretch their legs. If you're feeling energetic, you can choose the spillway path which leads up to stairs that climb the 45 metre embankment to a scenic lookout spot.

For more information please contact the Harvey Visitor Centre on (08) 9729 1122.

Operations

For operational enquiries please contact 13 13 75.

 

Map of Harvey Dam

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.