Regulatory and Advisory Service on Water Supply Dams Engineering - Queensland

Service summary

This service is provided to ensure that adequate standards are adopted in dams engineering and that owners of referable dams are aware of their regulatory obligations for the purpose of protecting life.

 The Group provides advice on acceptable standards and practices in dam safety management and related engineering and referable dam regulatory requirements.

Service type

Support Service

A service offered by government to aid in running a business.

Eligibility requirements

No specific eligibility criteria apply.


No fees apply for this service.

Publications Details

Publications Available:

The following publications are available from the Department of Energy and Water Supply  and publicly on the Department's website at

  • Guidelines for Failure Impact Assessment of Water Dams
  • Queensland Dam Safety Management Guidelines
  • Queensland Guidelines on Acceptable Flood Capacity

Additional information

Whilst the same advice should theoretically be available at all department offices, staff with knowledge of Dam Safety issues should be available at Brisbane.

Administering agency

Department of Energy and Water Supply
Queensland Water Supply Regulator
Dam Safety

Contact details

Department of Energy and Water Supply
Queensland Water Supply Regulator
Dam Safety

Operating address:
3rd Floor, Mineral House, 41 George Street
Queensland 4000
Mailing address:
PO Box 15456
City East
Queensland 4002


07 3224 7636


07 3224 7999


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