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: picnic and recreational areas at Western Australian dams managed by Water Corporation will be closed from Monday, 30 March 2020, in line with advice to cease non-essential travel. For more information visit our latest updates page.


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 and large grassed area. Feel free to use the gas barbecues on your visit.   

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
  • toilets (includes disabled)
  • on-site parking 

Playground upgrade

Water Corporation has removed the playground at Churchman Brook Dam after the wrapping at the base of a steel pipe which was part of the equipment was found to contain potentially hazardous material.

Independent testing of the equipment and soil identified both low levels and a low exposure risk, but as a precaution we have completely removed the playground equipment and the soil in the area, and further testing was undertaken before the wider recreational area was re-opened. For more information please read our:

We will work with the community in 2020 to develop ideas for a replacement playground.


  • 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


For operational enquiries please contact 13 13 75.

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.