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Changes to Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme

Freshwater fishing Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme expands

Queensland’s successful permit system for recreational freshwater fishing changed on 1 July 2016 with the introduction of the expanded Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme (SIPS).

An additional 31 dams and weirs have been added to the Scheme and digital permits have been introduced.

Impoundments are 'put, grow and take' fisheries where most stocked species will not reproduce, and the impoundments need to be stocked regularly.

The money anglers pay for their stocked impoundment permits goes to local stocking groups to purchase native fish fingerlings and also covers scheme administration costs.

Adding 31 dams and weirs to the scheme recognises the good work of local stocking groups and will ensure better future freshwater fishing options.

All recreational fishers over 18 years wanting to fish in one of the 63 prescribed stocked impoundments across Queensland must have a permit.

Permit fees have been fixed for the next five years and cost:

  • $50 annual permit      
  • $36 annual concession permit      
  • $10 weekly permit      

Fishers who hold an existing paper permit can continue to use it for freshwater fishing until the expiry date.

Australia Post will manage the sale of permits which can be purchased online, over the phone or at Australia Post outlets and sub-agents.

To buy a digital permit, go online or phone 1300 575 359.

For more information on the Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme or contact the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries on 13 25 23.

New SIPS stocked dams and weirs

Aplins Weir                        

Townsville (North Queensland)                        

Caboolture River Weir,                        

Caboolture (Moreton Bay)                        

Goondiwindi (Hilton) Weir,                        


Miles Weir, Miles                        

(Western Downs)                        

Baroon Pocket Dam,                        

Maleny (Sunshine Coast)                        

Cecil Plains Weir,                        

Cecil Plains                        


Hinze Dam,                        

Gold Coast hinterland                        

Surat Weir,                        

Surat (Maranoa)                        

Cunningham (Beebo) Weir                        

Texas (Goondiwindi)                        

Chinchilla Weir,                        

Chinchilla (Darling Downs)                        

Inglewood Town Weir,                        



Talgai Weir,                        


(Southern Downs)                        

Beehive Dam,                        

Wallangarra (Southern Downs)                        

Claude Wharton Weir, Gayndah                        

(North Burnett)                        

Jones Weir,                        

Mundubbera (North Burnett)                        

Whetstone Weir,                        

Inglewood (Goondiwindi)                        

Ben Anderson Barrage,                        


Ewen Maddock Dam, Landsborough (Sunshine Coast)                        

Koombooloomba Dam, Ravenshoe (Tablelands)                        

Woodford Weir,                        

Woodford (Sunshine Coast)                        

Ben Dor Weir,                        

Inglewood (Goondiwindi)                        

Gil Weir,                        

Miles (Western Downs)                        

Lake Belmore,                        

Croydon (Gulf Savannah)                        

Wyaralong Dam,                        

Beaudesert (Scenic Rim)                        

Black Weir,                        

Townsville (North Queensland)                        

Gleeson Weir,                        

Townsville (North Queensland)                        

Lake Kurwongbah,                        

Petrie (South east Queensland)                        

Yarramalong Weir, Milmerran (Toowoomba)                        

Bonshaw Weir,                        

Texas (Goondiwindi)                        

Glenarbon Weir,                        



Lemon Tree Weir,                        

Millmerran (Toowoomba)                        


Existing SIPS stocked dams and weirs

Bjelke Peterson Dam,                        

Murgon (South Burnett)                        

Coolmunda Dam,                        

Inglewood (Goondiwindi)                        

Lake Dyer                        

(Bill Gunn Dam), Laidley (Lockyer Valley)                        

Peter Faust Dam,                        

Proserpine (Whitsunday)                        

Boondooma Dam,                        

Wondai (South Burnett)                        

Cressbrook Dam,                        


Lake Gregory,                        


Somerset Dam,                        

Kilcoy (Somerset)                        

Borumba Dam,                        


Eungella Dam, Eungella (Mackay)                        

Lake MacDonald,                        

Noosa hinterland                        

Storm King Dam,                        

Stanthorpe (Southern Downs)                        

Burdekin Dam (Lake Dalrymple),                        

Ayr (Burdekin)                        

Fairbairn Dam,                        

Emerald (Central Highlands)                        

Lenthalls Dam (Lake Lenthall),                        

Maryborough (Fraser Coast)                        

Teemburra Dam,                        

Pinnacle (Mackay)                        

Callide Dam,                        

Biloela (Banana)                        

Fred Haigh Dam (Lake Monduran),                        


Leslie Dam,                        

Warwick (Southern Downs)                        

Theresa Creek Dam,                        

Clermont (Isaac)                        

Cania Dam,                        

Monto (Central)                        

Glenlyon Dam,                        

Texas (Goondiwindi)                        

Maroon Dam,                        

Maroon (Scenic Rim)                        

Tinaroo Dam,                        

Tinaroo (Tablelands)                        

Connolly Dam,                        

Warwick (Southern Downs)                        

Gordonbrook Dam,                        

Kingaroy (South Burnett)                        

Moogerah Dam,                        

Boonah (Scenic Rim)                        

Wivenhoe Dam,                        

Esk (Somerset)                        

Cooby Dam,                        


Kinchant Dam,                        


North Pine Dam,                        

Petrie (South east Queensland)                        

Wuruma Dam,                        


(North Burnett)