Harvey Dam

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.


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

Harvey Dam

  • Catchment area – 126 square kilometres
  • Capacity – 56 billion litres
  • Surface area at full storage – 553 hectares
  • Height of wall – 45 metres

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.

Picnic area at Harvey DamIf 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. 


  • An amphitheatre for concerts and cultural events
  • A footbridge, boardwalk and walktrails
  • A fenced playground
  • Grassed picnic areas with gazebos and BBQs
  • Viewing platforms
  • An upstream boat ramp
  • Parking and toilet blocks


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

For more information visit the Harvey Visitor Centre website or call them on (08) 9729 1122.

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.