AusGAP is the Australian turf accreditation program, established for the country’s leading turfgrass producers to provide consumers with assurance that their turf adheres to a stringent set of quality standards. The AusGAP certification system not only ensures the genetic purity of a turf-grass variety where appropriate; it provides assurance that the entire production, delivery and installation process is undertaken to the highest industry standards.
AusGAP incorporates the International Turfgrass Genetic Assurance Program (ITGAP), a quality assurance program used throughout the world. Learn more about our Partners.
AusGAP certification standards
Under the AusGAP program, the turfgrass producer (grower) is responsible for the genetic purity of the AusGAP certified grasses sold in a wholesale, commercial or retail capacity. The grower must meet minimum standards as directed by AusGAP covering the entire production, sales and delivery process.
AusGAP stipulates that to achieve certification, all stock will pass a pre-harvest test to be visually free of disease, weeds and pest damage and be true-to-turf-type and free of any other foreign varieties at the time of harvest.
All new on-farm turf-crop planting-stock is to be pre-approved by AusGAP to assure satisfactory varietal identity and purity which is to be maintained throughout the production process.
Satisfactory compliance with the AusGAP program will allow the grower to be awarded twelve-monthly renewable AusGAP certification.
There are four main components of AusGAP that allow for the highest standards in turf production to be achieved by encompassing all facets of turf grower operations;
- Business and regulatory compliances
- Environmental stewardship
- Staff welfare and safety
- Maximum levels of customer satisfaction
AusGAP turf selector
The AusGAP website is a valuable resource for domestic and commercial customers as well as specifiers and government bodies. The AusGAP turf selector will steer you in the right direction when it comes to selecting the most suitable turf for your particular situation and the AusGAP growers and staff can assist in the planning of site preparation and maintenance of your turf project. Send the details of your project and our team can provide free expertise and advice to assist you.
AusGAP Turf Certification Standards
View the detailed AusGAP Turf Standards PDF to learn more about our process and quality guidelines.
AusGAP Business Certification Standards
View the detailed AusGAP Business Standards PDF to learn more about our compliance and regulatory requirements.
The AusGAP Turf Selector will assist with the selection of the correct grass type for your situation.
Whether you are in charge of a large scale public site or laying a couple of square metres of grass in your backyard, correct site preparation is essential to give your AusGAP certified turf the best start.
Maintenance requirements vary between turf species and environmental situations. The correct maintenance plan will ensure that your AusGAP certified turf survives and thrives for years to come.
Get advice for your project
AusGAP growers and staff can assist in the planning of site preparation and maintenance of your turf project. Send the details of your project to us and our team will provide free expertise and advice to assist you.