Turf Prices Per Square Metre & Pallet – Compare Cost for Buffalo, Synthetic & Pavers

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An immaculate, healthy green lawn brings many benefits for homes, educational institutions, sports grounds and parks.

But many people make the mistake of thinking that the price of instant natural turf will be too high.

The reality; pristine looking turf has never been more affordable.

A lawn can increase the resale value of the average Sydney house by as much as $83,600 according to a real estate agent survey.

When you buy superior quality Atlas Turf you are making a solid investment with a very healthy rate of return.

Atlas Turf supplies a wide range of turf pricing options and we have a turf variety that is perfect for your needs.

Current Turf Prices – Updated 15th Sept 20

TurfTypePrice (per sm)Buy Online
Sir Walter Buffalo $17.00 Click to Buy
Palmetto Buffalo $17.00 Click to Buy
Sapphire Buffalo $17.00 Click to Buy
Matilda Buffalo $17.00 Click to Buy
Empire Zoysia $17.50 Click to Buy
CT2 Couch $9.65 Click to Buy
Kikuyu Kikuyu $10.50 Click to Buy

Atlas Turf is one of the Sydney region’s most experienced accredited turf suppliers and we deliver throughout the Sydney, Newcastle, Illawara, Blue Mountains, Western Sydney, and Central Coast of NSW.

How Much Does Turf Cost?

Before you start comparing turf prices you really need to have a good idea of what you want from your turf.

Turf is usually priced per square metre and will vary depending on the type of turf you choose.

Choosing the right turf variety for your situation will save you money and give you a result that surpasses your expectations.

You need to ask yourself, do I want a:

  • Minimal maintenance lawn?
  • Lawn that survives drought?
  • Lawn that is shade tolerant?
  • Hard wearing piece of turf that can take lots of punishment?
  • Low allergen turf that is friendly to allergy sufferers?

The price of good quality instant turf is surprisingly low and ranges from around $7.15 per square metre for Kikuyu to $12.50 per square metre for Empire Zoysia.

A certain amount of ground preparation may be needed, including spraying, rotary hoeing, and levelling, to get the best results.

You can do this yourself or allow our expert installers to do the job for you.

With Atlas Turf, spending as little as $3,000 could net you as much as a 16% return on your investment.

That’s right; a lawn increases the resale value of a Sydney or Central Coast home by an average of 16%.

Need to calculate the amount of turf you need?

It’s easier than you may think. Check our turf calculator, it’s a step-by-step guide that will show you how.

Sir Walter Turf Pricing:

Sir Walter Soft Leaf Buffalo lawn turf combines superior quality and durability.

It is the turf of choice for most Australian conditions and features outstanding drought and shade tolerance, and weed, disease, and wear and tear resistance – $12.00 per square metre.

Palmetto turf pricing:

Palmetto is a soft leaf Buffalo turf variety that is fast growing and retains its good looks in spite of drought or shade.

It is a medium maintenance turf that will recover quickly from damage – $12.00 per square metre.

Buffalo turf pricing:

Matilda and Sapphire are soft, refined leaved variants of Buffalo turf.

The soft lush growth makes them ideal in shaded areas and yet they still display excellent durability – $12.00 per square metre.

Empire Zoysia turf pricing:

Empire Zoysia is tough, minimal maintenance turf that is very soft to touch. It is one of the most drought tolerant turf grasses known.

It is excellent in full sun and thrives in hot, humid areas while having good shade tolerance – $12.50 per square metre.

Kikuyu turf pricing:

Kikuyu is super tough with broad coarse leaves.

Kikuyu recovers well from damage and demonstrates excellent drought resistance. It doesn’t do so well in damp or shady areas – $7.15 per square metre.

CT2 Couch turf pricing:

CT2 Couch is a tough drought resistant grass and is relatively low maintenance.

It does tend to discolour in cold conditions (below 5 degrees Celsius) – $7.65 per square metre.

What is the Pallet of Turf Price?

Generally a single pallet includes 60 sqm of turf, so for Sir Walter turf the price per pallet would be 60 sqm x $12.00 = $720.00 plus delivery.

How many metres do you load onto each pallet, is it the same for each pallet?

The maximuim square metres for a single pallet is 60 sqm.

As no two orders are the same, we’ll load the pallets depending on the quantity of each order.

For example, if you order 25 sqm we have one pallet for 25 sqm.

But, if you order 120 sqm that would be 2 pallets of 60 sqm each.

For an order of 150 sqm we would load each pallet with 50 sqm, so you would have 3 pallets of 50 sqm each.

Would pavers, bricks, concrete or artificial grass be cheaper?

Wouldn’t Pavers or Artificial Grass Be Easier and Cheaper?

Some people don’t do their homework and automatically assume that pavers or artificial grass will be cheaper and easier to look after than natural premium quality turf.

When the price of turf is compared to the artificial alternatives the choice to go natural is a no-brainer…

… especially when you factor in the return on your investment and other benefits of natural turf.

Pricing for alternative ground covers:

Synthetic or artificial grass:

Prices range from $30 to $50 per square metre.

There are some serious concerns about the safety of artificial grass here in Australia and in the U.K. and U.S.

Recycled tires are frequently used to make up the matting and there appears to be strong evidence for a high degree of carcinogenic and other toxic chemicals in these materials.

The heat build-up in artificial grass is significantly higher than in natural turf.


Prices range from $140 to $210 per square metre.

Pavers can look good but the glare can be intolerable on bright days. Pavers will increase the ambient temperature considerably.


$90 to $150 per square metre.

Water runoff issues mean that you may need to add in some serious drainage costs as well.

Glare and increased heat around the house and environmental concerns about the makeup of cement are other issues to consider.


$100 to $ 140 per square metre.

Expect to pay extra for drainage. Heat build-up with bitumen surfaces can be intense in summer.


$40 to $220 per square metre depending on the quality and type of stone.


Price varies widely.

You may pick up a lot of 2nd hand bricks cheaply but you will have to clean the old mortar off and it can also be difficult finding enough matching bricks.

Bricks can look good in small areas but you will forever be dealing with moss and weed growth.


$15 to $50 per square metre.

The prices above are an estimate only and may not include all the preparation and installation costs.

Natural turf is a living organism that removes carbon dioxide, produces oxygen, and helps keep the soil temperature down (by as much as 20% compared with bare ground).

Natural turf also filters rain water and allows the breakdown and absorption of dog faeces and other organic products.

Nothing beats the refreshing beauty of natural Atlas turf.


Atlas Turf is a family owned business with more than 30 years of experience in supplying high quality turf for residential and commercial landscaping projects throughout the Sydney region.

Our superior delivery service means we leave nothing behind, all our fork lifts are fitted with push-off attachments that work in conjunction with our smooth-top pallets.

The hydraulic push-off system is employed to push the turf from the pallet to the ground, and there’s no damage to the turf.

The turf is transferred from the pallet to the ground as if it was standing on the pallet, and your not left with a load of unwanted pallets.

We offer prompt delivery 6 days a week to throughout Sydney central and from Chatswood to the Northern Beaches and on to Terrigal, Gosford, Erina and the Central Coast.

We also supply turf to the Eastern, Southern, and Western Suburbs including Bankstown, Hurstville, the Sutherland Shire, Blacktown, Penrith, and Windsor.

You’ll also find Atlas Turf in the Blue Mountains and as far south as Illawarra.

With Atlas Turf, the perfect lawn will cost much less than you think.


Last updated 27th August 2020

Neale Tweedie

Neale Tweedie, an experienced operations manager, turf farmer and irrigation services and design specialist with an extensive history in the turf supplies, farming and irrigation industry.

Neale Tweedie is a current board member of Turf NSW, Turf Australia (Treasurer) and has formal education in Horticulture focused in Agricultural and Horticultural Plant Breeding.

Neale Tweedie is also the owner and General Manager of Atlas Turf.

Extremely satisfied…

“We have used and recommended Atlas Turf for the last few years and have been extremely satisfied. Kerrie and Neale grow exceptionally good quality grass of various varieties, that meet both our high standards as well as meeting our customers needs. Availability and delivery has never been an issue and their staff have always been very helpful. If you’re looking at new grass or looking to change suppliers, we would have no hesitation in recommending Atlas Turf.”

– Shelley Conasch, Feature Trees Australia

I would definitely recommend…

“…The turf was delivered and the delivery gentleman from Atlas even informed us, by eye that we had ordered too little turf, and recommended an amount we needed, and was spot on. The process from ordering, to delivering, to laying was all made easier by Atlas and all of their staff, and I would definitely recommend them to any friends or family.”

– Brendan, Sydney

Prompt and lovely to deal with…

“We used Atlas Turf to turf our whole yard, front and back. The staff on the phone were prompt, lovely to deal with and were very knowledgeable not only of their own product but also helped answer many questions about the preparation, maintenance and also a few tips to help lay the turf.”

– Brendan, Sydney

I am extremely happy…

“Just a quick note to let you know that I am extremely happy with my new Sir Walter Lawn. Thank you to the Great Service and Advice I received from all the staff at Atlas Turf.”

– David, Windsor

You were fantastic…

“Just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know how happy we are with our Lawn, right from the start you were fantastic recommending the best lawn for me since I have always lived in a unit it was all a bit confusing. I have a bit of a smile on my face when I walk out on the weekends and my neighbours are all having to mow every weekend but you were right the lawn you selected for me even in summer only needs a quick cut every 3 to 4 weeks to look awesome! Thanks again.”

– Kent, Quakers Hill