Welcome to the TGAA website

The Turf Grass Association of Australia (TGAA) was formed in Melbourne after a meeting at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on November 22nd 1989. A steering committee was elected and the Aims and Objectives written and later ratified at the first Annual General Meeting in April 1990. Thus the official TGAA was formed to give all turf managers and allied trades a single representative body. Up until this time sportsfield curators, racecourse managers, council workers, groundsmen and those connected with the industry such as chemical, fertiliser and irrigation personnel had only a small amount of input into how the Sportsturf Industry was organized. The formation of the TGAA meant that everyone associated with the industry, no matter how small had a say. Describing ourselves as a non-profit industry body totally funded by its members and through sponsorship, we represent turf practitioners and industry bodies Australia wide no matter their size.  Each state may be soon to, or have changed, the association name to Sports Turf Association but nothing else has changed and in addition to the general industry information provided throughout this site, information specific to each state or region can be found by clicking on the relevant state name.

August 2012  TGAA WA and TGA SA members vote to change the Association name at the respective state Annual General Meetings. All six TGAA states have now voted to adopt the name of Sports Turf Association. More on this news soon !

23 - 28 June  29th Australian Turfgrass Conference - Twin Waters Resort (Sunshine Coast QLD)

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 NATIONAL INTEREST ITEMS    To download Adobe reader Click here                 

 National Turf Industry - Delivery & Assessment Guides  Cert 111 Sports turf Management Click here

 Threat of toxic playgrounds - Sydney Morning Herald 22 January 2012
 Comparison of fake and natural turf -John Colwill www.plantsman.com.au
 Health risks of artificial turf justify moratorium
 Legal action launched on lead in artificial turf - USA 2008
 Proposed watering restriction definitions and schedules as determined by Government.