Mission Statement
“To represent, educate and support guides to deliver world class services to the tourism industry”
Our Values
Bringing Our Country to Life
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Welcome to Tour Guides Australia (TGA)

We are committed to assisting Tour Guides in building long term relationships with businesses, as well as with other members of the tourism industry and stakeholder groups.

TGA maintains the required standards, encouraging training, promoting best practice and eliminating unethical guiding practices.

Tour Guides Australia is:-
  • A member of: The World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA)
  • An affiliate member of UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) 
  • An official partner of UNESCO

Why use a TGA Guide?

Tour guides are the all-important ‘Face of the tourism industry’.  

A Tour Guide spends more time in direct contact with visitors, than anyone else in the Tourism Industry. 

Guides have the strongest influence on guests experiences and perception of Australia – whether it be international or domestic travellers, so it makes good financial and business sense to ensure guides are qualified, insured (if required) and capable.

TGA guides offer a high level of expertise:

  • Each guide is different. But all guides offer extensive and meaningful in depth knowledge of Australia, plus a variety of specialised skills and interests – including language guiding.
  • Professional development opportunities are available to TGA members ensuring continued education and ongoing upgrading of skills.
  • Tour Guides are available to assist businesses Australia-wide.
  • The professional services of a TGA tour guide may assist in the successful growth of savvy businesses.
  • Impressed customers and guests provide your business with positive feedback.
  • Plus referrals, and increased opportunities, and business growth.
  • All TGA guides are required to have Level II First Aid plus CPR plus valid tour guide liability insurance to the
    minimum value of $10m.


Check out the Find a Guide Directory to source the best guide for your next tour or new staff member.

A great guide is worth their weight in gold!

Available services include – but are not limited to:

  • Domestic and international travel and tour assistance
  • Meetings, incentives, conferences & exhibitions, and events
  • Arrival and departure assistance
  • Day Tours
  • Extended touring
  • Local orientation services (familiarisations & agent or incentives assistance)
  • City sights & walks
  • Attractions or site visits
  • Special interest tours
  • Language/Auslan guides offer additional interpretive oral and written services

Guides special interests and knowledge may include:

  • Language guiding
  • Culture
  • Heritage
  • Nature
  • Wildlife
  • Eco-tourism
  • Adventure tourism
  • Art
  • Music
  • Indigenous Culture
  • Gastronomy
  • Wine
  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Architecture
  • and so on…