Supported by Melanie Newman Salon Essentials

Welcome to everything WestGROOM 2022. DGAWA are once again bringing groomers together by including everything you could possible want in an annual 2 day event. Look forward to grooming and business seminars, an all weekend tradeshow (with plenty of allocated time to shop) and competition Sunday where you can utilise the skills you just learnt and gain feedback from some of Australia's Best

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Seminar Schedule

Competition Schedule

Seminar Information


We are looking forward to introducing Hon Kyle McGinn MLC, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Small Business who will be opening WestGROOM 2022 with a keynote address


Prue will be demonstrating an Asian Fusion style on a curly coated dog, perfect for Poodles, Cavoodles and Bichon's.

WORKING SMARTER with Helen Forester

In working smarter Helen will discuss methods for keeping your body healthy and happy for long term grooming, speeding up grooms to fit more in your day and other way to maximise your time in the salon.

WESTIE - SHOW TRIM VS PET TRIM with Helen Forester and Chuckie Lund

Want to add stripping to your repertoire, or just finesse those breed standard lines with your clippers, either way this seminar is for you. Helen and Chuckie will be demonstrating 2 westies side by side. One being groomed to show standard and the other a perfect compromise for a pet owner.   


More Asian Fusion to finish your day, Prue will be demonstrating an Asian Fusion style on a Flat Coated breed, perfect for Shih Tzu's, Maltese and anything in-between. 

Speakers and Judges

Prue Hammond - Judge and Speaker

Prue Hammond ls a Second Generation CMG Pet Stylist with over 38 years experience. Prue has Been competing since 2006 & is an Multi Award Best In Show winner with Asian fusion, Salon freestyle, Creative Grooming, Model dog & Poodle class. Prue’s achievements through Covid has been competing internationally via Zoom with Groomers2Win world wide with Lamore in Asian Fusion placing first/ second BIS & Koro in Modified Continental scissor class placing 1st.

Prue's passion/ Love is her children, Poodles, Grooming, teaching and passing on her knowledge to others With Styled by Prue Grooming School.

Kathryn Berwick - Judge

Kathryn's journey in the dog world started more than 40 years ago when her sister bought an Old English Sheepdog and decided to show it.  Grooming from there was her destiny!

At her very first dog show she spotted a Bichon Frise and instantly feel in love, they hadn’t been in the country long and so it would take a few years to actually get one of her own.  That dog went on to become one of the top winning bichons in the country, the art of being able to groom him was quite an education and took many years to perfect.

Over the years Kathryn has also owned and exhibited Old English Sheepdogs, Bichons Frise, Standard Poodles and currently Bernese Mountain dogs.  Their Bernese is one of the top winning show dogs in the country. Kathryn is looking forward to seeing WA Groomers at work and being able to pass on some of her expertise.

Helen Forester - Speaker

Helen Forester is an accomplished, Cert 4 Nationally Recognized Groomer who continuously upskills attending workshops and seminars across the country. She has been grooming for 20years now,
teaching grooming at TAFE in that time and now running a successful homebased salon south of Perth after being a Mobile operator for 9 years. Competition grooming is area Helen is passionate about as it has expanded her knowledge and lifted her career to multiple highs. Most recently being awarded placement on the Australian 2020 Groom Team.

Helen is a proud ambassador to Botany Bay Imports the distributors of OSTER Professional and Shear Magic products. To which she is also a member of the Botany Bay Groom Team. After undertaking further training in the UK Helen has returned to the field of training where she enjoys passing gained knowledge on to fellow colleagues and aspiring Groomers and Stylists.

Chuckie Lund - Speaker

Chuckie’s salon Pimp My Pet nestles amongst the lush gardens of Fur kidz resort in Canning Vale.

Chuckie first started out as a private mobile hydrobath operator. She found the passion for grooming 16yrs ago and hasn’t looked back. Attending many seminars and pestering breeders to perfect her skills Chuckie now competes in grooming competitions when she can and is currently grooming and exhibiting dogs in the show ring for breeders. She feels it is a way to keep learning and improving.

Chuckie specialises in Hand Stripping Terriers specifically the Aussie Terrier, West Highland, Cairn Terrier and Irish Terrier. She is always happy to share the skills she has learned and passing on her knowledge and love of grooming.

Tradeshow Stall Guide

Sign up to the seminars to get first dibs at the Tradeshow on Saturday 14th May, we have multiple vendors making the trip from over east with boxes and boxes and product on hand to save you on delivery.

Tradeshow will be open to the public on Sunday 15th May

Melanie Newman Salon Essentials

Botany Bay Imports


Heiniger Australia

Oz Grooming World

WA Dog Grooming and Clipping Academy

Pink Paws Pet Ties

Simply Seaweed

Triple J's Doggie Delights

Cat Grooming Education with Lexie

Topiary Dog

  • Grooming Loops
  • Carding Combs
  • VetPads

Artwork by Yvette Miles

  • Prints
  • Tote Bags and more

Artwork by Lexie Minett

Information for Stallholders

The venue will be open to seminar attendees only on Saturday 14th May and General Public on Sunday 15th May.

Located at the Swan Italian Sporting Club, 9 Francis St, Middle Swan WA 6056

Each stallholder will be responsible for their own public liability insurance.

Please fill in the below form and email it to to express interest in a stall

DGAWA Event Stall Application Template

Prelimary Event Layout