To help everyone have an enjoyable experience and to keep the Lake safe and clean, the following are prohibited at the Lake:
- pets (ie dogs, cats or horses)
- motorised boats or model boats
- sailing boats
- confetti, funny string, or water balloons
- glass bottles on the sand or in the water
- off-road motorbikes or vehicles
- tent/shade Pegs on lawn areas (to avoid breaking reticulation lines).
Due to the high fire risk of the hills landscape there are fire restrictions at certain times of the year. Lake Officers will determine when campfires will be allowed and you are advised to check with the Mundaring Visitor Centre prior to your visit to confirm if restrictions are in place. As a rough guide:
- Between 1 and 30 November fires are only permitted in fire pits after 6pm.
- Between 1 December to 31 March no fires are permitted - Please note the prohibited burning period has been extended to midnight on 14 June 2019 (inclusive) due to drier than normal conditions.
During a Total Fire Ban and Prohibited and Restricted Burning Periods, gas bbqs and burners are allowed so long as flammable material is cleared away. However, no wood or briquette (such as Weber) bbqs can be used. Oil-based insect lamps with a naked flame are also banned.
Lake Leschenaultia is a natural water body and life guards are NOT on duty. Parents and guardians are responsible for their children’s safety in and around the water. Children under five should always be within arm’s length of a parent or guardian. Please supervise the behaviour of your group around the pontoon.
As with all natural water bodies there may be organisms present that could be harmful to humans. People have been safely swimming at Lake Leschenaultia for more than 100 years so the risks are very low. The Shire provides information on any changes to the risk of swimming at the lake during the summer season.
In addition, the current water temperature is displayed at the main entrance gate daily.
If entering the water the following precautions are recommended:
- Keep head above water
- Avoid jumping or diving into water
Use of the park or accessing the lake after the gates are closed is not allowed. This is to provide the campers a quiet and enjoyable camping experience and to avoid the dangers presented by swimming in the dark.
Consumption of alcohol is allowed at the Lake, however responsible consumption and behaviour is required. Anyone creating a nuisance (ie disruptive, aggressive, threatening, excessively intoxicated) will be asked to leave. Police will be called immediately if underage drinking is observed.