Guidelines for the Design, Construction, Surveillance or Decommissioning of a Dam - Tasmania


These guidelines set out the recommended practice for dam owners and consultants in preparing the 5 yearly surveillance reports for their dams and general advice on good dam surveillance practice.

Safety surveillance is an ongoing requirement for existing dams depending on the dam's consequence category. A dam consequence category is based on the severity of damage and loss to downstream environments, infrastructure and populations in the event of a dam failure.

Surveillance reports must include:

  • potential safety issues that have been identified
  • field information on current condition of dam.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.


Act(s) name

Water Management Act 1999 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Water Management (Safety of Dams) Regulations 2015 Tasmania

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources and Environment

Water and Marine Resources

Water Management and Assessment Branch

Contact details

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