Observation Tower

To provide optimum visibility while maximising your risk management … the choice is Steriline Engineering Observation Towers.

StewardSteriline Engineering's observation towers are used on thoroughbred and trotting tracks in every state of Australia.

Their “heritage’ and customised designs have been developed with the collaboration of racetrack administrators, stewards and camera operators.

Our priority always being to focus on towers that:

  • Exceed all relevant building codes for the country concerned – including wind loadings to cyclonic levels.
  • Address the many rigourous demands imposed by occupational health and safety (OH&S) requirements to maximise effective risk management.
  • Provide optimum visibility for both stewards and cameramen.
  • Have ease of access, especially when equipment (including cameras) needs to be carried up and down.
  • Provide substantial floor space for more comfortable and practical use.
  • Contribute to the appearance of the surroundings and the image it presents.
  • Can be ideally located without interfering with visibility, access and safety.
  • Are highly stable and durable.

Steriline Engineering can also work closely with any customer that wishes to install a unique observation tower that will present its very own distinctive architecture. Just as we did recently for The Royal Randwick racecourse.

Large Observation Tower model.

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Standard Observation Tower model.

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Steriline Engineering has been manufacturing its current design observation tower since 1996. Please see below some of the features available.

  • Fully galvanised
  • Specifications to standard AS-4100
  • Integrated hand safety rail system
  • All cabins 1600mm x 1900mm
  • Split level flooring in photo patrol cabin
  • Sliding door for safe convenient access
  • All Steel plate floors
  • All designed to terrain Category 2
  • Designed for wind region A, B or C


  • Height 6, 9 or 12 metres
  • Cyclone specifications available
  • Cabin with camera pedestal
  • Cabin without pedestal
  • Cabin with camera bracket mounted on front ledge
  • Cabin cladding available in the full range of colorbond colours
  • Lockable door for added security
  • Lightning protection equipment available to AS-1768-1991

View from the Steriline Observation Tower

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The safety for all operators going up and down the towers with camera’s is of continuing importance to Steriline Engineering. Regular monitoring the opinions of the camera operators is done by communicating with management and contractors engaged in photography. Suggestions and comments are taken into consideration by Steriline Engineering.

Steriline Engineering ... simply superior.