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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We ‘Love’ being a ‘little bit Italian’ – Congratulations Johnny Di Francesco

An Australian chef from Melbourne has won this year’s award for the best Pizza Margherita at the World Pizza Championship in Italy.

The annual competition, which took place this year in the Italian city of Parma, attracts hundreds of entrants from around the world. The international panel of judges decided the winner in the traditional Neapolitan pizza category was Johnny Di Francesco, who runs two restaurants in Melbourne – 400 Gradi in Brunswick and 90 secondi at Docklands.

But local pride was not all lost, as the Di Francesco family hails from Naples and the chef himself trained in the city’s prestigious Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana. His recipe firmly follows tradition – and with good reason – as Neapolitan pizza won EU ‘Traditional Speciality Guaranteed’ status in 2010. This strictly defines the ingredients and manner of cooking – the pizza must be baked in a wood-burning stove and have a smooth, supple texture.


PTGAA have been invited to arrange a table of 10 for this Melbourne Tourism Industry Event.

An opportunity for a fun night, to support Travellers Aid and to build the image of the PTGAA.


Wednesday 28th May


CQ Building 113 Queen St.

Tickets $30- if you would like to be part of a PTGAA table-

RSVP to Jim McInerney ASAP