Australian National Committee on Large Dams (ANCOLD). It is an association that sets national standards in relation to large dams and their environs. It is affiliated with ICOLD, the International Commission on Large Dams.

It maintains a register of large dams in Australia - about 490 dams were on the Register in 1999.

By international convention, "large" dams are those that are 15m or more in height, although a dam over 10m qualifies if it has particular features such as large storage or specially difficult foundation conditions.

Publications include a regular bulletin, and:

  • Interim guide to practice related to dams in Australia - 1966
  • Current technical practices for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of large dams in Australia - 1969
  • Report on safety and surveillance of dams - 1972
  • Guidelines on design floods for dams - 1986
  • Register of large dams in Australia - 1990
  • Status of dam safety in Australia - 1990
  • Guidelines on dam safety management - 1994
  • Guidelines on risk assessment - 1994
  • Guidelines on design of dams for earthquakes - 1998
  • Dam technology in Australia 1850-1999 - 2000