Coming events


Toro Australia, Syngenta and the Sports Turf Association of Australia would like to invite representatives from sports fields and grounds, schools, racecourses, maintenance companies, contractors and government departments to attend the Regional Sportsfield & Grounds (SF&G) forum that will held at the Larkhill Sports Complex on Wednesday 8th November 2017.
Previously the successful SF&G forums have been held on a national level only. Toro Australia is dedicated to support the development and professional advancement of the sports turf industry in Australia and is a proud platinum sponsor of the National Sports Turf Association for 2017.  We are very excited that the Sports Turf Association of WA can now offer a wider audience within the state of Western Australia the chance to attend the training, education and product trial sessions.
 The event will run from 8.30AM to 2.30PM and cover the following topics:
  • Spray Technology
  • Advancing turf maintenance practices
  • Improving durability of sports fields
  • Productivity in turf maintenance
  • Innovation and technology
  • Latest in Irrigation technology
Cost to attend is $40 and the event will be held on
 Wednesday 8 November, Larkhill Sports Complex, Port Kennedy, Western Australia.
Invite and registration forms can be downloaded here.
SFGF WA Invite                    Regional SFGF WA Registration Form
RSVP by 18 October to Eva Ricci,




Please note, this is a draft calendar and the dates and venues may change as each event is organised.
Please check this site for more information as each event is subsequently advertised.
October STA(WA) Golf Challenge
Hartfield Park Golf Course, Forrestfield
11 October 2017
November TORO Regional Sports Fields & Grounds Forum
Lark Hill Sport Complex - Rockingham
8 November 2017
November WA Turf Industry Awards
Hartfield Park Golf Course, Forrestfield
29 November 2017
February STA(WA)/ South Metro TAFE BBQ
Murdoch Campus
7 February 2018
February STA(WA) Members Day @ Ascot
Ascot Racecourse
21 February 2018
March STA(WA) Irrigation Seminar
(Irrigation budgeting / system maintenance workshop)
14 March 2018
April STA(WA) Tennis Challenge
(Synthetic surface maintenance workshop)
18 April 2018
May STA(WA) Chemical Refresher Course
(labels, nozzles, storage & handling workshop)
16 May 2018
June 34th Australian Turfgrass Conference & Trade Expo
Wellington NZ
25-29 June 2018
July STA(WA) Soils & Nutrient Day
(Fertiliser application & Vertidrain adjust)
11 July 2018
August STA (WA) Annual General Meeting 15 August 2018
September STA(WA) Cricket Wicket Seminar 6 September 2018
October TORO Regional Sports Fields & Grounds Forum 24 October 2018
November WA Turf Industry Awards 27 November 2018



Our annual BBQ breakfast at South Metropolitan TAFE (new name for Challenger Institute of Technology) was held on Wednesday morning 15th March.
This social meet was an ideal opportunity for members of all turf sectors (Golf, Parks & Gardens & Sports turf), and our trade colleagues to come together where many of our careers began and enjoy a hearty BBQ. While there and renewing old friendships it was a time to catch up with the turf lecturers and chat with some of the students on how things were going.

Following on from the success of last year’s Cricket Wicket seminar, the Sports Turf Association (WA) was very proud to present the Cricket Wicket & Sports Field Renovation Workshop, held once again at the Murdoch University Sports Ground on Wednesday 29th March 2017.
This workshop aimed to give delegates hands-on practical experience will aspects of cricket wicket renovation under the tutelage of some of our well respected and experienced local wicket curators. During the day, delegates also received instruction from sponsors MowMaster on cylinder mower maintenance and State Wide Turf Services presented on and demonstrate sports field renovation.
Please note that thanks to sponsors Nuturf, who had been able to secure a special visit from Matthew Holmes and Daniel Docherty from Syngenta, who flew in from the east coast to present on Fungicide Resistance Management.