Water from Gold Creek Dam was supplied to Brisbane via gravity main to Kenmore until 1919. In 1928 a tunnel was constructed from Gold Creek to Enoggera Creek and the two reservoirs are now operated as a single connected storage. Gold Creek Dam was extensively refurbished in 2005.

It was the world's first concrete stepped spillway and the precursor of modern roller compacted concrete stepped spillways.

It is an un-gated dam, meaning that when it reaches 100 per cent capacity, water flows over the spillway and safely out of the dam. If you would like to be notified when Gold Creek Dam begins to spill, please sign up to our free dam release notification service.


There are no on-water recreational activities permitted on Gold Creek Reservoir.

Mountain biking and horse riding are permitted around the lake. As a result of the Recreation Review we will be installing basic picnic facilities. We will advise when the facilities are available. There are also walking and mountain bike tracks in the surrounding forest.

Please read the Gold Creek Reservoir Recreation Guide* for more information.

Note: Recreation at, and access to, our sites may have changed since the recreation guides were published in 2014. We are in the process of updating these guides to simple one-page recreation maps. Until then, please refer to www.seqwater.com.au/recreation for the most recent updates about recreation activities and site access.

Key facts

Name: Gold Creek Dam / Gold Creek Reservoir
Watercourse: Gold Creek
Location: West of Brisbane
Catchment area: 10.5km 2
Length of dam wall: 190.0m
Year completed: 1885; upgraded 2005
Type of construction: Earthfill and central puddle clay core
Fully supply capacity: 801ML
Current capacity: 822 (102.7% full) at 23-05-2017 8:09am