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 will be closed, particularly in summer when there may be a bushfire risk. Before planning a visit to one of our dams, phone us 24 hours on 13 13 75 or check our Facebook page for a post about dam closures.

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. 

Visitor information

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


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  • 5 picnic areas, most with free gas barbecues
  • grassed playing area
  • modern playground 
  • toilets (includes disabled)
  • on-site parking 


  • 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


To contact our Churchman Brook operations building please call (08) 9495 8822.

Can I fly my drone at the dam?

Important information about drone usage
Unless authorised, the use of drones or unmanned aerial vehicles is strictly prohibited.