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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Melbourne’s 180th Birthday Sunday 30th August

There are a number of events planned to celebrate Melbourne’s Birthday on Sunday 30th August.

PTGAA member Hidden Secrets tours is offering an opportunity for people to join the iconic Melbourne Golden Mile Walk at a discounted price to celebrate the day to learn more about the great Melbourne story.

More detail and bookings:


For more information about other events follow the link to the Melbourne Day site


Melbourne Tourism Exchange

Destination Melbourne is proud to present the 8th annual Melbourne Tourism Industry Exchange.

Date & Time: 01 Sep 2015 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Venue: ZINC at Federation Square
Federation Square
Melbourne  VIC

The Melbourne Tourism Industry Exchange provides the opportunity for the tourism sector to engage at a grassroots level to network, exchange information and share knowledge in an informal way with the industry. Attractions, restaurants, hotels, retailers, transport companies, regional areas and other service providers are all invited to showcase their products and experiences.

It is a chance for front line tourism staff such as hotel concierges, tour operators, tourism service staff and Visitor Information Centre volunteers to ask questions and find out what is on offer from people who have a story to share, new experiences to showcase and who want to grow their networks and build mutually beneficial links with the industry.

Who should attend:

  •     Tour Guides
  •     City of Melbourne tourism services staff and volunteers
  •     Public Transport Victoria staff
  •     Yarra Trams staff
  •     V/Line staff
  •     Hotel General Managers
  •     Hotel Concierges and front of house staff
  •     Conference organisers
  •     Metropolitan and Regional Visitor Information Centre staff
  •     Tour coach drivers and guides
  •     Travellers Aid staff and volunteers
  •     Tourism Victoria staff
  •     Melbourne Convention Bureau staff
  •     Probus clubs
  •     Tour operators
  •     Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre staff
  •     Taxi Services Commission staff
  •     Melbourne Airport customer services staff

Register to attend the event here