Do I need a permit to go fishing in a dam?

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Before you go fishing in any of Queensland's dams, check the list below to see if you need to purchase a Stocked Impoundment Permit (SIP). There are 32 dams where a SIP is required.

  • Map showing Queensland stocked impoundment locations
    Map showing Queensland stocked impoundment locations

You only need one permit per couple (married or de facto), and those under 18 do not need one.

The permit allows you to fish with a handheld or set fishing line - nothing else. You are not allowed to use a net, for instance.

A permit covers all 32 dams. They cost:

  • $8.00 per week
  • $40.00 per year
  • $35.00 per year if you are entitled to the discount.

You are entitled to the discount if you have any of these entitlement cards: Queensland Government Seniors Card, Pensioner Concession Card, Health Care Card and Repatriation Health Care Card (Gold Card).

SIPs are sold:

  • online via the Queensland Government Gateway. To use this option you will need a printer and a credit card
  • through Fisheries Queensland (part of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry) on 13 25 23. You can only buy a permit over the phone if your fishing trip is not in the next five working days due to time needed to post your permit. To use this option you will need a credit card
  • from small business outlets throughout Queensland. To find the closest outlet to you, select the target region below.

A map of Queensland with the northern and central regions highlighted

Northern and central region

North and central regions

  • Burdekin Falls Dam
  • Eungella Dam
  • Kinchant Dam
  • Peter Faust Dam
  • Teemburra Dam
  • Tinaroo Falls Dam

Map showing dams in the north and central region

Northern and central SIP outlets

Map of Queensland with the Fitzroy region highlighted

The Fitzroy region

Fitzroy region

  • Callide Dam
  • Fairbairn Dam
  • Theresa Creek Dam

Map showing dams in the Fitzroy region

Fitzroy region SIP outlets

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The Burnett region

Burnett region

  • Boondooma Dam
  • Bjelke-Petersen Dam
  • Cania Dam
  • Gordonbrook Dam
  • Lake Gregory
  • Lake Monduran
  • Lenthalls Dam
  • Wuruma Dam

Map showing dams in the Burnett region

Burnett region SIP outlets

Map of Queensland with the Murray Darling region highlighted

The Murray-Darling region

Murray-Darling region

  • Cooby Dam
  • Coolmunda Dam
  • Connolly Dam
  • Glenlyon Dam
  • Leslie Dam
  • Storm King Dam (near Stanthorpe)

Map showing dams in the Murray-Darling region

Murray-Darling SIP outlets

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South East Queensland

South East Queensland

  • Borumba Dam
  • Cressbrook Dam
  • Lake Dyer
  • Lake MacDonald
  • Lake Samsonvale (North Pine Dam)
  • Maroon Dam
  • Moogerah Dam
  • Somerset Dam
  • Wivenhoe Dam

Map showing dams in South East Queensland

South East Queensland SIP outlets

Last updated 05 February 2013