Peter Faust Dam

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Lake Proserpine
Peter Faust Dam.jpg
A view across Peter Faust Dam from a picnic area in 2011.
Lake Proserpine is located in Queensland
Lake Proserpine
Lake Proserpine
Location22 km West of Proserpine, Queensland
Coordinates20°22′02″S 148°22′41″E / 20.3673°S 148.378°E / -20.3673; 148.378Coordinates: 20°22′02″S 148°22′41″E / 20.3673°S 148.378°E / -20.3673; 148.378
Basin countriesAustralia
Surface area4,325 ha (10,690 acres)
Max. depth39.6 m (130 ft)
Water volume491,400 ML (398,400 acre⋅ft)[1]
Surface elevation85.6 m (281 ft)

Lake Proserpine, which is also known as Peter Faust Dam is situated 26 kilometres inland from Proserpine, in North Queensland, Australia. Free 72hr camping is now available from October 4th, 2019.[2]


Thiess was the contractor company chosen to construct the dam over the Proserpine River. Construction of the Peter Faust Dam began in May 1989 and was completed hastily in December 1990, four and a half months ahead of schedule, in time for a massive downpour which filled the dam.[3]


A Stocked Impoundment Permit is required to fish in the dam.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "SunWater: Storage Levels". Archived from the original on 28 May 2010. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Whitsunday Regional Council". Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Peter Faust Dam". Archived from the original on 4 July 2017. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  4. ^ Fishing in Queensland dams? You may need a permit. Archived 29 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine