Welcome to the Sports Turf Association,
Australia Inc.

STA Australia is an association dedicated to the development and professionalism of sports turf management.

The STA Australia Committee is made up of representatives from the various STA states. 

On the 25th June 2014 at an annual meeting, the states agreed to form a National Body to create a stronger more united organisation.

Each state operates independently managing memberships, sponsorship and events.

The STA Australia Committee 2017-18
President: Mr Chris Chapman (New South Wales)
Vice President:  
Treasurer: Mr Tony Guy (Western Australia)
Committee members: Mr Malcolm Caddies (Queensland)
  Mr Gerry Charlton (South Australia)
  Mr Brad van Dam (Australian Capital Territory)
  Mr Todd Struthers (Acting President, Tasmania)
  Mr Mark Doyle (Victoria)

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for Local Information


Platinum Partner


Gold Sponsor

A Premier Sponsor


STA-Australia Toro Graduate of the Year

Candidates from all states gathered late June in Brisbane for the final judging and selection of the 2018 Graduate of the Year.

As has been witnessed in the past, the calibre of candidates was a delight to see and we should be pleased to know we have some real leaders of the future emerging.

On the Monday night of the events the National winner was announced as Nathan Andrews from Victoria.

Nathan has been a with CityWide for his entire apprenticeship over the last 3 1/2 years and been a serious contributor to the success in CityWide local government projects  
Nathan will now enjoy the benefits of seeing the industry on a broader perspective with a trip later this year courtesy of Toro.

This program has been a fantastic way to recognise the growth and development of our newer members to the industry who have not only completed the apprenticeship but shown maturity, vision and leadership.  Toro are to be congratulated for their support and endorsement of the STA's Mission to advance the skills, knowledge and leadership in the Turf industry with this outstanding award.


All members of STA State Regions are automatically members of STA Australia.

Click on your state to become a member.

A Professional Future

STA is committed to the development of professional Sports Turf Managers.

STA is proud to be involved and work with the National Turf Education Working Group who strive to ensure training standards for sports turf managers are maintained and reviewed.

The Annual Sports Turf Graduate of the Year Award is much sought after title and young graduates of Certificate III in Sports Turf Management from all STA states battle for the title.  STA Australia is proud to be associated with Toro Australia for the sponsorship of this award.


Coming Events


Wicket 101
Accreditation Program
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Position Vacant

North Sydney Council



Certificate III in Sports Turf Management

National Turf Industry Delivery & Assessment Standard

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