Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre

June 21 - 24, 2021

Held annually, the Turfgrass Conference & Trade Exhibition is the largest event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, encompassing over 120 hours of education and showcasing the latest in turf management machinery, equipment, research, technology and products.

Each year, golf course superintendents and their teams join hundreds of sports turf professionals, greenkeeping staff, curators and Turf Maintenance personnel who attend the variety of turf management, environment and biodiversitry and management education seminars from leading Australian and international presenters, and visit the trade show to browse, question and hear from representatives across all elements of sports turf management. 

In 2021, we once again bring the industry together after a tough two years that has seen draught, fire and Covid.   The live and recorded presentations coupled with great Q & A sessions and the 3000 sqm trade exhibiton will give many opportunities for learning and discussing all that is new and relevent to Sports Turf Management. 

The 2021 Sports Turf Management Conference & Trade Exhibition has received endorsement as an Approved Business Event from AusTrade, resulting in the ability forExhibitors, Sponsors and Trade Partners exhibiting at (or sponsoring) the 2021 Sports Turf Management Conference & Trade Exhibition are now eligible to apply for and receive Government funding to cover up to 50% of costs for exhibiting, up to a maximum of $250,000.  Click here for details


Key Conference & Trade Exhibition Dates 

ASTMA Partners Exhibition Sales open from    15 December 2020
Sales open to 2020 Financial Exhibitors    23 December 2020
Early-Bird Conference Registration Opens   22 January 2021
ASTMA Trade Members Exhibition Sales Open   18 January 2021
General Trade Exhibition Sales Open   22 January 2021
Early-Bird Registration Ends   12 March 2021


Conference Registration 

Conference registration is now open. Full delegate registration will include three full days of education, meal breaks across the education sessions and the Farewell Bash social function. 

Early Bird rates are now available – join hundreds of Australian and International Sports Turf Managers for three days of education, discussion and practical workshops and a range of social and networking opportunities. 


Non member rates include a standard 12 months membership to the Australian Sports Turf Managers Association (value $170)



Early Bird


  Until 12 March 2021 From 12 March 2021  
AGCSA Member $    800 $ 1,150  
Non-Member $ 1,150 $ 1,300  
Turf Technicians $    700 $    800  
Single Day Registration - AGCSA Member $ 390      Opens 12 March    
Single Day Registration - Non Member $ 455      Opens 12 March    
Single Day Registration - Technician $ 300      Opens 12 March    


Social & Networking Events

2021 ASTMA and Toro Golf Championships - Stroke Event $ 150.00
Stroke Event & Stableford Event  $ 150.00
2021 National Turf Industry Awards Gala Dinner $ 150.00
Additional Tickets for Conference Farewell Bash $   85.00


*All listed prices exclude gst


Conference Justification Resource

The Sports Turf Management Conference and Trade Exhibition encompassing the original Turfgrass Conference is the premier event in which Sports Turf Managers from across an array of disciplines, come together to network, share best practices and develop strategies for improving their facilities.  However given the consistent pressures that sports turf managers face in managing and maintaining their facilities, we have developed a conference justification toolkit, which includes customisable documents and information to help you demonstrate to clubs, stadiums, school boards and councils the significant value your participation in this event will bring to your facility.  

To open and save a copy of the justification resource as an editable word document, right clear  HERE. 


2021 Conference & Trade Exhibition Enquiries

For Companies or Delegates interested in receiving the 2021 Conference and Trade Exhibition Prospectus, please complete the Form below, and a Prospectus will be emailed to you.