Professional Tour Guide Association of Australia

The PTGAA was established in 1985 in Melbourne as a professional association representing tour guides and tour managers.

The Association is a founding member of the national peak industry body for all tour guides, Guiding Organisations Australia Inc. (GOA).

We also have a partner relationship with a variety of Tourism associations and other Industry stakeholders.

The PTGAA provides the Tourism and Incentives industry with professionally trained, reliable and skilled staffing choices.

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


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Farewell to a Mighty Advocate

Anne Bottomley is hanging up her microphone and retiring after spending many, many years advocating to anyone who would listen the benefits of tour guiding.  She has been instrumental in laying down the building blocks of Australian tour guiding and being a mentor to many tour guides and of course working tirelessly on many committees.  After so many years of being our champion she wants a quieter existence and reluctantly we have to let her go.  We extend an invitation to all members to attend her farewell afternoon tea on Thursday 12 March, 2015.  IMG_4011

Certificate 111 Courses in Tour Guiding

The PTGAA is pleased to see that both Holmesglen Institute and William Angliss College are offering Certificate 111 Courses in Tour Guiding in Melbourne in the first semester of 2015.

Holmesglen will be running an evening course for the Cert 3 in Tour Guiding starting in March.  It will be on TUE (Waverley campus) and THU evenings, (City Campus), and 4 Saturdays.   There will also be a daytime course starting in April, running on TUE (Waverley),  THU (Waverley & City) and FRI (City Campus). Both classes finish in June. For more information go to the Holmesglen website and search for Tour Guiding.  There is a fee payment plan for those that want to use that way to pay.

For more information:

Telephone Enquiries:(03) 9564 1699

William Angliss will be offering a full time day course in the City commencing on 9th February.

For more information

Telephone Enquiries: (03) 9606 2326

The certificate 111 Course in Tour Guiding is the Nationally accredited course for tour guides. For more information on this course and to find Registered Training Organisations (RTOs)  that are accredited to offer this course throughout Australia : go to