PTGAA’s Mission:

“To represent, educate and support guides so that they can

 provide world class service to the tourism industry”

Why use a PTGAA Guide?

Guides are the all important ‘face of the tourism industry’. They have the most direct contact with visitors and are in a great position to positively influence how guests – both international and domestic – feel about Australia and the services they receive.

  • PTGAA guides have a great level of expertise, knowledge and a variety of specialised skills
  • Professional development opportunities are available to PTGAA members ensuring continued education and upgrading of skills.
  • Guides are able to assist businesses Australia-wide with guides fluent in many different languages and licensed across many skills.
  • The professional services of a PTGAA tour guide can assist in growth of your business.
  • Impressed customers and guests will provide your business with positive feedback.
  • Which lead to more referrals and increased opportunities and more business growth.
  • All PTGAA guides are required to maintain Level II First Aid plus CPR
  • All PTGAA guides must be covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance to the value of minimum $10m (and most have insurance to $20m).
  • When using a professional tour guide, your business can enjoy peace of mind, knowing your assignment is in the most capable of hands.

A great guide is worth their weight in gold!

Services might include:

  • Domestic and international tour assistance
  • Meetings, incentives, conferences & exhibitions and events
  • Arrival and departure assistance
  • Both day and extended touring
  • Local orientation services (familiarisations & agent assistance)
  • City sights & walks
  • Attractions or site visits
  • Special interest tours
  • Language guides, who can offer additional interpretive oral and written services including Auslan, the language of the Australian deaf community.

Special Interest Areas

Special interests may include areas of:

Culture,  Heritage,  Nature,  Wildlife,  Eco-tourism,  Adventure tourism,  Art, Music, Indigenous tourism, LGQBT tourism, gastronomy and wine, science and engineering etc

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Certificate 111 in Tour Guiding – Holmesglen Institute

A certificate 111 course in Tour Guiding will be conducted at Holmesglen Institute

Commencing February 6th to May 17th

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6.30pm to 9.30 pm

Will also include 4 Saturdays (to be advised)

Holmesglen City Campus, 332 St Kilda Road (across from Shrine )

More detail here


PTGAA Christmas Function

Tuesday 12th December

Pelican’s Landing

1 Syme St.


Drinks at bar prices from 5.00pm

Dinner (A La Carte Menu) from 6.30 pm

Travel by ferry from Southgate to Williamstown- Last ferries 3.30 or 4.30 -return by train or make own arrangements.

RSVP : office@ptgaa.org.au