Hydraulics Laboratory - Queensland


This service is provided to:

  • increase benefits to the community by the development of major water infrastructure
  • improve community and government acceptance of proposed projects
  • reduce the risk to life and property from potentially hazardous dams.

The Hydraulics Laboratory provides model testing of hydraulic structures such as spillways, energy dissipaters, tidal barrages and weirs, storm drainage structures, pump station intakes, irrigation control structures and conduits. Flow measuring devices can also be calibrated.

The laboratory can undertake total studies or alternatively provide the facilities and staff to build and operate the model under the direction of the client's project engineer. The centre is equipped to undertake two and three-dimensional hydraulic studies.

Service type

Support Service

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


Fees are arranged on negotiation with the client on a case-by-case basis.

Additional Information


For legislation and regulation information, visit https://www.legislation.qld.gov.au(Opens in new window)

Administering agency

SunWater Limited

Infrastructure Development

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.


Operating address: Level 11, 179 Turbot Street
Queensland 4000
Mailing address: PO Box 15536
City East
Queensland 4002
Phone: 07 3120 0128
Fax: 07 3120 0261