Welcome to the Professional Tour Guide Association of Australia (PTGAA), established in 1991 to represent Australian tour guides and tour managers.

The PTGAA provides the Tourism and Incentives industry with professionally trained, reliable and skilled tour guides and staff.

Our members are supported in developing and maintaining an ongoing high standard of expertise through professional career development, mentoring, training modules, and networking opportunities.

The PTGAA is a founding member of the national peak industry body for all tour guide associations, Guiding Organisations Australia Inc. (GOA).We also enjoy strong partner relationship with a number of Tourism associations and other Industry stakeholders.

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PTGAA Christmas Function 9th December


We must finalize numbers by Wednesday 2nd December.

RSVP Bronwyn Wilson:  artscape@ssc.net.au

PTGAA Christmas

Date:               Wednesday, 9th December 2015

Event:              Christmas Function – Beer, Burgers & A Quiz @ Carlton Brewhouse

Corner of Thompson and Nelson Streets Abbotsford. Parking available. Tram 109 to stop 22

11.00               Tour of brewery

12.15               Tastings at the Bar

12.30               Lunch and Drink of choice for $25.00pp.

14.30               Finish

RSVP       2nd December  (at latest)    Bronwyn Wilson:  artscape@ssc.net.au


Final Reminder -Learning Day Monday 9th November

A day covering a range of topics and speakers including:

The Guide of Australia Accreditation (GOA) – info and assistance, you will find a printable list of what to bring, plus paperwork to be completed here: GOA info guide.

NEW improved Insurance deal available to GOA accredited guides and PTGAA guides.

Information from Austrade on the requirement for all Chinese speaking guides working with inbound groups to be accredited by July 2016

Laura Cavallo, CEO of Destination Melbourne explaining role of Destination Melbourne and services that are available for guides.

Pete Nurse , PTGAA member,  will share with us his insights into on successful communication with visitors and guests who have English as a second language.

Where:       Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne

Start:          9.30am Finish:        3.00pm

Cost:          Members $20 Non-Members $30. – Lunch plus morning and afternoon tea are included

Bookings are essential so please contact Bronwyn Wilson artscape@ssc.net.au Payments can be made to PTGAA account:- Westpac Toorak BSB 033 086 Account 152048 or on the day.