Membership Application

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

  • If you are applying for Associate Membership until 30 June 2021 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. 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 to 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.
  • Associate Members exempt from Assessment until 31 December 2020 All new members holding an accredited membership 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!
  • Please provide copies of all relevant certificates and licences, PLUS a passport photo for your TGA ID card.
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2021 TGA Industry Day

Tour Guides Australia is excited to invite you to an Industry Day

Media Release – Tour guide association set to bring tourism industry together online (2)

Day 1 of 2 – Wednesday 29 September 2021 9:00 AM TO 1:00 PM

Day 2 of 2 – Thursday 18 November 2021 1:00 PM TO 5:00 PM 

This is a day when we come together right across Australia to celebrate our profession and be inspired about the future of our profession.

We have an amazing line-up of presenters who represent organisations that influence the work of guides and tour operators at a national level.

Our first session is a not-to-missed virtual tour ‘Around the Grounds’ to discover the resilience and adaptability of guides and operators working in our major regions and their perspectives on the future of guiding.

We will hear from key leaders in the tourism industry:

  • Ashleigh Bartley, Specialist Aboriginal Tourism – Visit Victoria
  • Claire Nuthall, Account Manager Cruise – Akorn Australia & New Zealand
  • Rob Dougan, Tourism Australia – Executive General Manager, Strategy & Research
  • Samantha Palmer, General Manager,  Austrade – Visitor Economy & Clients Program Division.
  • Jessica Keen, Australian Tourism Export Council – National Industry Development & Capability Manager
  • Aluschca Ritchie – World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations – President

Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn, to look forward and to connect with colleagues.

Wherever you are, we look forward to you joining us.


Industry Day Program

Guided tour of the Fire Services Museum


Located in the former HQ of the Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade, the award winning Fire Services Museum Victoria, was opened in 1979.

The Museum includes a collection of over 10,000 fire related items collected both nationally and internationally and includes Country Fire Authority, Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade and Fire Rescue Victoria fire appliances, personnel histories, memorabilia and associated items.

Afterwards, join us for a networking lunch at Sir Osborn Cafe on the ground floor of Orica House, 1 Nicholson Street, East Melbourne.



Joy Vandoske, tour guide trainer at Holmesglen TAFE in Melbourne, is looking for mentor tour guides to act as guests for the tours that her students are delivering for an assessment project.

Guides are also asked to provide some encouraging and constructive feedback to the students.  An excellent opportunity to nurture our future profession!  Please contact Joy to join a mailing list so she can contact you when this activity is re-scheduled –