I need a tour guide!

The PTGAA has a free service, Find-A-Guide, on our website which allows you to choose, contact and negotiate directly with any of our members across Australia.

However, sometimes you need more than that or you are short of time – you need a Tour Guide Campaign.

A Tour Guide Campaign consists of:

  • Putting your assignment on our Jobs Board (PTGAA website)
  • Putting your assignment on our Facebook page
  • Sending out targeted emails / text messages for any specific requirement (e.g. you want a Mandarin-speaking guide or a guide in Brisbane / Gold Coast etc).
  • Putting your assignment at the top of page one in the next Toursapalooza, our fortnightly eBulletin.

The PTGAA doesnt recommend any guide over another, nor are we an agency – we merely advertise, as fully as possible, to our members and it is up to the organisation seeking the guide/s to do the filtering/interviewing.

The cost of each Tour Guide Campaign is:

PTGAA Corporate members or PTGAA Industry (Organisation) members: FREE and unlimited

PTGAA Members: $80

Non-Members: $120

To get your campaign underway submit the on-line form below and we will contact you regarding payment.

We are aware that sometimes assignments are vague but please fill out as much detail as possible.

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Message to Members

Hello everybody,

Our committee has been very active and, like everybody else, have been trying to keep across all the information and “best guess” what tourism will look like in both the short and long term.

We are also acutely aware of the reality that none of us now has any work.

Hopefully, some would have been able to access Jobskeeper or at least Jobseeker?

An important part of what we are doing is communication

We have already contacted Federal, State Tourism Ministers and other tourism bodies outlining the current situation with our members.

We have also now contacted over 100 operators recognising their situations and that our industry will have to gradually rebuild and that we look forward to proactively rebuilding our tourism industry with them.

Some of you would have heard our new “media star” Michelle Brown on Melbourne’s most popular morning radio talkback shows on ABC and 3AW recently? Michelle certainly was able to promote the role of guides and our Association.

We have formed a sub-committee to specially look at a communication strategy going forward

Thanks to James McFarlane, Katy Pavlova Tien Nguyen for accepting this challenge.

In a short- time they have produced a really comprehensive and exciting plan.

The targets are you, the existing members, non- member guides, Tour operators and Industry, Government and Tourism Boards and, importantly, travellers.

* We will take immediate steps to update /align our webpage to our new plan.

* You will soon see case studies some of your colleagues “promoted” on IGTV and Facebook through a You Tube channel. We are looking for more volunteers to be involved -let us know if you are interested office@ptgaa.org.au.

* We will have regular/scheduled communication with Government and Tourism Boards.

We will load this plan to the member section of our website. Comments are welcome

Membership Fees

In recognition of the support of current members and the challenging times we are now in , we have decided to extend all current memberships to June 2021.

We also plan to offer non- members guides and operators access to limited member category for a short time that will enable us to engage and communicate PTGAA information. This could convert to full membership/ support for PTGAA and more opportunities for our members.

Other Links

Thank you to members who have provided information and useful links for us.

Linda Monmouth has provided a link to very inexpensive courses ($8) at University of Queensland Business School  here

Birgittta March -a link to birds of Australia here. A great resource with links to all regions of Australia.

Susan Rees – an important link to a 30 minute COVID 19 infection control training – recommended for us all to do here

Leanne Saward who has prepared a comprehensive statistical snapshot of Traveller FAQs.  It will be a very valuable resource for us all.  It has been added in the Member Resources section or click here.

Tourism Australia Webinars

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PTGAA COVID Guidelines

See PTGAA Guidelines Here