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    • 24 May 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • YARRA BOTANICA SANDRIDGE BRIDGE, Melbourne, VIC, 3000

    Our second social event in Melbourne
    will be held on the water 
    at Yarra Botanica


    This is a two-level floating bar and eatery on the Yarra River in the heart of Southbank, celebrating seasonal Victorian producers; from artisan cheeses, sustainable seafood, farm-fresh fruit & vegetables and an all-local line up of drinks.Join colleagues for a drink or two. Come when you like, leave when you must.

    A bonus is that our 'meet up' venues may become authentic 'must do' recommendations we can pass on to our tour guests!

    WHEN:    Tuesday 24 May 2022, 3.00-6.00pm
    WHERE:   Yarra Botanica - access from Flinders Walk on the Yarra River. Cross the Sandridge Bridge to the southside of the river and you will see the venue to the left.
    COST:  Free but RSVP by Monday 23 May 2022 so we can adjust the reservations- if necessary. 

    RESERVE YOUR FREE RSVP HERE 

    COVIDSafe settings for Victoria require that attendees: We are well and displaying no COVID symptoms

    • 31 May 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    During COVID, Birgitta March – TGA member, multi-lingual tour guide and academic – has been busy completing a research project for a Master of Philosophy.  Join Birgitta as she shares important aspects of her research about the state of professional tour guiding with TGA members.

    For information and bookings - FREE WEBINAR 

    https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/341820984767


    • 7 Jun 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • ONLINE VIA ZOOM

    Join us for our second webinar in a series where we become more familiar with some unique features ofAustralia's diverse regions.


    Tour Guides Australia continues our series of FREE webinars focusing on unique aspects and features in regions across Australia. Our upcoming webinar features CAIRNS and WILD SEX! Not to be missed!

    Join us for an illustrated introduction to the breeding systems biology of some of the special vertebrates of the Wet Tropics with our expert presenter, Alan Gillanders.
    There are lots of ways animals reproduce themselves. In some species lifelong bonds occur while in others the bonding is limited to an exchange of bodily fluids.

    Alan has lived on the Atherton Tablelands since late 1976. His interest in natural history has been lifelong.  lan is a member of various professional bodies including Savannah Guides, was a national park volunteer 1994-2020, is active in local conservation organisations and his skills are utilised for training by government and independent bodies. In 2019 Savannah Guides recognised Alan’s special skills by awarding him the title of Senior Savannah Guide. Alan was presented with a Cassowary Award in 2011 for conservation and interpretation of the Wet Tropics.

    The webinar will run for appx 50 mins and there will be time for Alan to answer questions posted through the Chat for the final 10 mins or so.

    RESERVE YOUR FREE ONLINE SEAT HERE 

    All registrants will receive the link to the ZOOM session 

    • 16 Jun 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Chadstone Shopping Centre Melbourne

    SAVE THE DATE  Thursday 16 June 2022 


    There’s a few things Chadstone is keen for the TGA members to learn when they show tourist groups around the centre:

    * Did you know for example that for every group that is escorted to/around the centre they will provide a Chadstone tote shopping bag, water bottle, store directory and Chadstone Tourist Shopping Passport (discounts and value adds at over 100 of Chadstone’s 500+ stores)?

    * Or that there’s free tea/hot water at a very relaxing Visitor’s Lounge?

    * You will get a chance to tour their new Hotel Chadstone Melbourne, MGallery by Sofitel

    * You will get the opportunity to try out their valet parking for free!

    WHEN:   THURSDAY 16 JUNE 2022, 10:00 am
    WHERE:  Visitor Lounge on the Ground Floor near Tiffany (see map) at Chadstone.

    If you have used the valet parking, the Visitor Lounge is directly above, simply up the escalator and turn right.

    Registrations opening soon... check back or watch your emails 

    • 12 Jul 2022
    • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Great Ocean Road



    Join TGA members for a full day road trip down the iconic Great Ocean Road to learn about the Great Ocean Road Story (the building of the Great Ocean Road).  We are also visiting the newest wildlife attraction in the region, Wildlife Wonders, for a (heavily discounted) guided ranger tour.

    For more information and bookings -

    https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/great-ocean-road-history-nature-famil-tickets-341151381967

    TUESDAY 12 JULY 2022    Full Day

    Special TGA Member Price - $16.00 (usually $59.00)

    Bookings close Friday 7 July 2022

    Limited places – book early!


    • 20 Jul 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 22 Jul 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • TBA

    • Accreditation Course – Guiding Fundamentals

      This is a 3-day introductory course that is designed for people who are new to the industry or those who would like to gain skills to be job ready for future employment as a guide within the visitor economy.

      During the course you will have insights from industry professionals that will share their knowledge and experience across six themes that Tour Guides Australia recognise as the minimal industry standards for guiding. 


    • They are:

    1.     Cultural and social awareness
    2.     Customer service
    3.     Occupational, health and safety
    4.     Safety and legislation  
    5.     Story telling
    6.     Organising a tour

    Course 3 days attendance $550 incl GST

    REGISTRATIONS OPEN NOW HERE 

    • 27 Jul 2022
    • 9:00 AM (AEST)
    • 29 Jul 2022
    • 5:00 PM (AEST)
    • Cairns RSL. 119 Esplanade, Cairns City QLD 4870


    • Accreditation Course – Guiding Fundamentals

      This is a 3-day introductory course that is designed for people who are new to the industry or those who would like to gain skills to be job ready for future employment as a guide within the visitor economy.

      During the course you will have insights from industry professionals that will share their knowledge and experience across six themes that Tour Guides Australia recognise as the minimal industry standards for guiding. 





    • They are:

    1.     Cultural and social awareness
    2.     Customer service
    3.     Occupational, health and safety
    4.     Safety and legislation  
    5.     Story telling
    6.     Organising a tour

    Course 3 days attendance $550 incl GST

    Registrations Opening Soon 

    Email office@tga.org.au for more information


    • 10 Aug 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 12 Aug 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Veriu 18 O'Riordan St, Alexandria NSW 2015

    • Accreditation Course – Guiding Fundamentals

      This is a 3-day introductory course that is designed for people who are new to the industry or those who would like to gain skills to be job ready for future employment as a guide within the visitor economy.

      During the course you will have insights from industry professionals that will share their knowledge and experience across six themes that Tour Guides Australia recognise as the minimal industry standards for guiding. 


    • They are:

    1.     Cultural and social awareness
    2.     Customer service
    3.     Occupational, health and safety
    4.     Safety and legislation  
    5.     Story telling
    6.     Organising a tour

    Course 3 days attendance $550 incl GST

    Registration Opening very soon 

    Email office@tga.org.au for more information

Past events

7 Apr 2022 RUSI (VICTORIA BARRACKS) LIBRARY TOUR
30 Mar 2022 AUSTRALIAN TAPESTRY WORKSHOP & MARKET TOURS
27 Mar 2022 International Tourist Guide Day - celebrated in Australia
24 Mar 2022 INTERNATIONAL TOUR GUIDE DAY- TOUR GUIDE BRIEFING (ONLINE)
24 Mar 2022 INTERNATIONAL TOUR GUIDE DAY Final Refresher Tour
17 Mar 2022 MELBOURNE AIRPORT FREE Famil for New & Experienced Tour Guides
2 Mar 2022 TELL US ABOUT DARWIN - via ZOOM
21 Jan 2022 2022 NEW YEAR SUMMER SESSION DRINKS - Sydney
20 Jan 2022 TOUR GUIDE FOCUSED FIRST AID COURSE - FNQ
16 Dec 2021 WALKING TOUR OF MIRKA MORA'S ST KILDA
11 Dec 2021 PARK CONNECTIONS - SYDNEY
9 Dec 2021 CHRISTMAS LUNCH - MELBOURNE
8 Dec 2021 CHRISTMAS IN THE TROPICS - CAIRNS
30 Nov 2021 FRANKSTON STREET ART TOUR
26 Nov 2021 FIRE SERVICES MUSEUM & WESLEY PLACE
18 Nov 2021 INDUSTRY DAY - REVIVING GUIDING
3 Nov 2021 Conversations with Guides November 3 2021
20 Oct 2021 2021 TGA AGM
28 Jun 2021 SWALLOWED BY THE SEA
4 May 2021 Merger MELBOURNE VENUE 4 May 2021
16 Apr 2021 ABORIGINAL THOUGHT, LAND USE & SONGLINES
2 Mar 2021 THE WINDSOR MELBOURNE
10 Dec 2020 PTGAA Christmas Lunch - The New Quay Restaurant
10 Dec 2020 Flagstaff Gardens Tour with Chris Manchee from the RHSV
6 Oct 2020 GOA Merger information for the AGM
7 Sep 2020 My Associate Membership September 2020
31 Aug 2020 Ambassador Program of the Wet Tropic World Heritage Area _ WORKSHOP
12 Aug 2020 How to Create & Deliver Virtual Tours Wednesday 12 August, 2020
25 Jun 2020 Get ready to guide in a CoVid 19 World with Joy Vandoske
25 Jun 2020 ZOOM Get ready to guide in a CoVid 19 World with Joy Vandoske
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