Professional Tour Guide Association of Australia

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

The Association is a foundation member of Guiding Organisations Australia Inc. (GOA) which is the National peak industry body for all Australian tour guides.

We also have a partner relationship with Tourism Victoria and other Industry stakeholders.

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

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

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Put a Spring in your Step

The Bourke Street stairs at Southern Cross Station have been transformed into a scenic garden to motivate commuters to ditch the escalator and take the stairs.

Initiated by the Heart Foundation, ‘put a spring in your step’ is part of the 100 Ways to Move it Melbourne campaign.

Victorian Health Minister David Davis said the initiative was delivered through the State Government’s $1.2million contribution to Healthy Together – Active Cities Melbourne.

Coombe Cottage

Melba Garden

For generations, people driving into the Yarra Valley from Melbourne have wondered what lay behind the thick cypress hedge lining Nellie Melba’s property.

Our curiosity is set to be sated from next month when the opera diva’s stunning 30-hectare Coombe Cottage estate at Coldstream opens to the public.

Melba’s great-grandsons Lord Samuel Vestey and the Honourable Mark Vestey are spending millions converting outbuildings into a cafe-restaurant, gallery and cellar door, which will open on August 23.

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