Membership Application

Please ensure you have read about our Categories of Membership and Code of Conduct.

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If you are applying for Student Membership, you only need fill in the contact details below and upload a copy of a document which shows that you are currently studying full-time a tourism-related course at a Registered Training Organisation

If you are applying for Industry Membership, you only need fill in the contact details below and, in the comments box, please put in details of your organisation and your role there.

Other applicants please complete all relevant questions.

Please provide proof of your status - i.e. copy of first page of Australian passport or your visa, using the File Upload area below.

Please provide copies of all relevant certificates and licences, PLUS a passport photo for your PTGAA ID card.

All new members have to pass an assessment of their guiding skills. This is made up of a test of your practical skills and an assessment of your tour guiding experience. So please give us as much detail as you can below of your tour guiding experience – the length of time you’ve been working, which companies you’ve worked for, where you’ve worked, the number of tours you’ve taken, your areas of expertise, whether you take walking tours, bus tours, cycle tours etc, whether you have a commercial passenger vehicle drivers licence, any tourism related studies you have taken etc. The more detail the better!

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The information I have supplied in this application is true and correct, and I will continue to supply accurate information should any additions be required.

I have attached the requested documents with my application – including a resume, copies of pertinent certificates, a signed Code of Conduct, First Aid certificate and Public Liability Certificate of Currency (if available) and a photo.

Once I have successfully completed the accreditation process I will be able to list my details providing me with exposure to job opportunities on both the National Database of Accredited Tour Guides and the PTGAA website.

I agree to abide by the Australian Tour Guides’ Code of Conduct. As a professional tour guide I shall keep my First Aid & CPR certificate current at all times. For as long as I work as a Tour Guide, I shall ensure that my public liability insurance is current.

I acknowledge that any incorrect / misleading information or failure to provide information as set out in the Guiding Organisation Australia Application Kit or any breach of these terms and conditions, or failing to comply with the Australian Tour Guides’ Code of Conduct may lead to refusal to grant or renew accreditation or the withdrawal of my accreditation.

I acknowledge and agree that the PTGAA can refuse to grant or continue accreditation on the giving of 14 days notice.

I acknowledge that if, at the PTGAA’s absolute discretion, I do not meet the specified criteria as set down in the Application Kit, then I may be refused an On Site Assessment or accreditation opportunity.

I acknowledge that a fee will be charged, where appropriate, for the assessment process and this standard fee can be found on the PTGAA website.

I acknowledge that a fee will be charged for membership and, where appropriate, accreditation and these standard fees can be found on the PTGAA website. These fees may change given circumstances and additional travel costs. I agree to pay all fees and charges within 7 days of invoice.

I acknowledge and agree that the PTGAA and GOA accepts no liability for any information, recommendation or advice provided to me and I agree to seek independent specialist advice before relying upon any information, recommendation or advice provided to me by the PTGAA and GOA or its employees, contracts, agents or officers.

I agree to be liable for and indemnify the PTGAA and / or GOA, its employees, contracts, agents or officers from and against all claims, actions demands, liability, damages (including personal injury or death) and expense (including legal costs on an indemnity basis) with the PTGAA and / or GOA, its employees, contractors, agents or officers may sustain or incur, which might be brought or made by any person, arising out of or in connection with:
a) Any wilful, unlawful or negligent act or omission by me;
b) Any breach of any warranty, terms or condition of accreditation;

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MacRobertson the man, and his Great Chocolate Empire…..

A walking tour with Isabel Simpson

Tuesday 2nd April, 2019

10.00 am – 12.00pm

Meeting place:  Fitzroy Town Hall steps 

Cost:  Members only $25pp

Think Cherry Ripe, Freddo Frog, Old Gold Chocolate, Columbines and more!  Fitzroy has the privilege of being the suburb where confectionary giant Macpherson Robertson (1859-1945) established his network of factories and offices.

He left an enormous legacy, not to mention the fascinating story of the man, both publicly and privately.  This easy walk gives you the opportunity to view (externally) a great many of his early factories, today beautifully restored as apartments.  This is a fascinating story to be told, not to mention enlightening, entertaining and seriously good fun!.  Think stables, Bulk Stores, Garages, Corporate Offices and laneways.  

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Melbourne City of Literature PD

Thursday 14th March, 2019

9.30 am START

Meeting place: Main Foyer of Wheeler Centre 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Host:  David Ryding – Director, City of Literature Office

In 2008, Melbourne joined the UNESCO Creative Cities Network when at the time it was designated the first and only City of Literature in Australia, and the second in the world!  David Ryding, Director – City of Literature, will be hosting members of the PTGAA at the Wheeler Centre offering insights to Melbourne’s’ literary history and current standing on the world stage, followed by a tour of the State Library, the oldest public library in Australia!

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Chinese Museum Melbourne

 Tuesday 29th January, 2019

 11am – Hosted Tour

 12pm – Free time in Museum

 1pm – Lunch with members (to be arranged on day)

The Melbourne Chinese Museum will be hosting PTGAA Members for a truly special Famil PD session not to be missed!

Be amongst the 40 guests to be hosted by Silvia Ercole, Museum Education Manager on a personalised tour of the Museum, with a focus on Melbourne’s Chinese New Year traditions.

Meeting place:

The meeting place is Chinese Melbourne Museum, 22 Cohen Place, Melbourne.

Cost:   FREE for 2019 members– but be quick to register as only 40 places available.

RSVP by 15th January  HERE NOW!

Please don’t wait to register and book your spot as there are only 40 places available!  

With thanks to Annamaria Di Iuorio for arranging this PD!