How to become a TGA member

To become a full member of the TGA you need to be able to work in Australia. This means that you will need one of:

  • an Australian or NZ passport
  • or a Permanent Resident or Citizenship certificate
  • or a current visa which allows you to work in Australia

If you have the ability to work in Australia you should then complete the TGA on-line application form (or print out the form and send it to us) and provide us with a copy of the relevant documentation listed above.

Once your application is received, you will be assigned an assessor who arranges a mutually suitable time for your assessment. Please carefully read this kit which provides you with all the information you need about this assessment process.

After your assessment, the assessor will make a recommendation to the TGA  committee and, if successful, we contact you again for the final steps of the membership process. You will be advised what type of membership you have been assigned – see the different types of membership here.

At this stage you will need to:

  • either provide documentation that you have sufficient public liability and professional indemnity insurance or you will need to purchase the necessary insurance through the TGA
  • provide the TGA with proof that you have current First Aid training
  • pay your pro-rata membership fee (our membership year runs Jan to Dec)

Once all 3 steps above has been completed, you will be welcomed into the TGA and provided with your TGA  ID badge and access to the Members’ Only section of our website. You can then build your profile for the Find-A-Guide section and access all the other membership benefits.

Once your TGA  membership is complete, if you are a Chinese speaker, you can then apply for ADS accreditation through Austrade.

When you apply for membership of the TGA, if you are assessed as being sufficiently experienced and knowledgeable, you will also receive National Guiding Accreditation .

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VICTORIAN PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY COVID IMPACT

TGA (formerly PTGAA) was invited to lodge a submission to the Victorian Parliamentary enquiry to the impacts of COVID on tourism. 

The submission was  accepted and listed on the Victoria Government website. TGA has also applied to attend speak on behalf of our members at the Parliamentary enquiry and we are waiting for this to be accepted.

You can view all the submissions by clicking the below buttons, or download a copy of the submission that was lodged by TGA (PTGAA).

Austrade Enquiry Re imagining the Visitor Economy

The Reimagining the Visitor Economy Expert Panel has been appointed to advise industry and governments on the future of Australia’s visitor economy – which encompasses domestic and international tourism, international students, business and leisure travellers, as well as associated industries such as hospitality, aviation and accommodation.

TGA will be preparing a response on behalf of members. We welcome input to our submission or members can respond individually. Comments to office@tga.org.au

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