Bourke Lock and Weir


The Lock at the Bourke Weir was the first to be built on a river anywhere along with the Murray/Darling river systems. Built in 1897, and was designed to maintain a reasonable level of water in the river near the town. The lock measures 59.5 metres between gates and is 11 metres wide. It was concreted and converted into a weir in 1941.

Pick up the Bourke Brochure, that contains a map with detailed directions, from the Back O’ Bourke Information and Exhibition Centre. For further information on the Bourke Weir please visit the VisitBourke website.

Located seven kilometres West of Bourke on Anson St.


  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Coach Parking
  • Pet Friendly - Enquire
  • Lookouts


Weir Road, Bourke, 2840, Australia