Map and list of emergency action plans for referable dams

A dam is referable if a failure impact assessment (PDF, 2.3MB) demonstrates there would be 2 or more people at risk if the dam was to fail.

Every referable dam is required to have an emergency action plan (EAP) that describes how to manage a dam during an emergency. The plans include inundation maps of potential downstream impact.

Use our map to learn more about referable dams in Queensland and their EAPs.

Visit Queensland Globe to access mappable inundation extents downstream of dams. These maps have been generated from historical investigations that used a range of numerical models and analysis techniques with topographic, hydraulic, and hydrologic information of varying accuracy that are not necessarily consistent across all maps.

The department has taken best efforts to provide current and accurate data but does not warrant, guarantee, or make any representations regarding the correctness, accuracy, reliability, currency, or any other aspect regarding characteristics or use of the information presented in flood extent models for the scenarios below:

  • Sunny day dam failure
  • Probable maximum flood without dam failure
  • Probable maximum flood with dam failure

The user of this data accepts sole responsibility and risk associated with the use and results of department materials, irrespective of the purpose to which such use or results are applied. Users should confirm information from another site if it is of sufficient importance for them to do so.

In no event shall the department be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever.

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Access note

These plans are in PDF format, and may be slow to download due to large file sizes. They may not be able to be read by assistive readers. If you require the documents in an alternative format, please email and we will endeavour to meet all reasonable requests.

The EAP documents are uploaded as they become available.

Dams by region

Balonne Shire

Banana Shire

Brisbane City



Central Highlands

Charters Towers

Cloncurry Shire

Etheridge Shire

Fraser Coast


Gold Coast City



Ipswich City


Livingstone Shire

Lockyer Valley

Logan City


Mareeba Shire

Moreton Bay

Mount Isa City

Noosa Shire

North Burnett

Redland City


Scenic Rim


South Burnett

Southern Downs

Sunshine Coast



Townsville City

Western Downs