About us

We are a small Club currently limited to just 90 members.

LKWSZ INC has shared usage of Lake Kurwongbah with the Pine Rivers Rowing Club since about 1959.

Lake Kurwongbah is also the home of the only slalom course in the Brisbane metropolitan area. This course is used by Water Ski Queensland, and is open to persons skiing with Water Ski Queensland or LKWSZ INC members. LKWSZ Inc works closely with Water Ski Queensland and is the perfect training location for slalom tournament skiers. Lake Kurwongbah has produced more state and national champion water skiers than any other location in Australia.  In the 1980s, LKWSZ INC members ran water skiing displays on the Brisbane River throughout Warana Festivals.

From humble beginnings as the water supply for the former Petrie Paper Mill, Lake Kurwongbah was later handed to the former Pine Rivers Shire Council and then amalgamated into Moreton Bay Regional Council before being handed over to Seqwater for ongoing management. In the 1960s, the lake was cleared of stumps and obstacles to make it safe to ski and train right down to water levels of just 12%.

Our club has strict safety rules to keep skiers and lake users safe operating in a small area. These include limits on the size of boats, prohibiting the use of ballast tanks to create extra wash, all boats turning and circling the lake in the same direction and random boat safety inspections conducted on member boats.

Lake Kurwongbah is quite small compared to other lakes like Somerset.  The Lake Kurwongbah water skiing community has a strong focus on safety and also has an enviable safety record.  All persons using the lake are required to obey all MSQ regulations and club safety rules.