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TGA external memberships that benefit you!

Tour Guides Australia holds memberships with several external stakeholder organisations.  

Here is a selection of benefits they offer that can help you in your day-to-day work as a tour guide and for professional development resourcing.

Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC)

ATEC's state of the art Tourism Training Hub launched at Meeting Place - TravelDailyNews Asia & PacificATEC is the peak industry association for the Australian inbound tourism industry sector.  

TGA’s membership allows for up to two complimentary or discounted registrations to e-courses on the Tourism Training Hub.  

Contact office@tga.org.au if interested.

For other news from ATEC, see What’s On in 2024.

Tourism NT

The Northern Territory Government statutory authority responsible for promoting the Northern Territory as a must-do unique holiday destination.  

You may be interested in:

Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ)

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The voice of Tropical North Queensland’s tourism industry.

  • Research and statistics – the latest available tourism research and statistics to help you make better informed business decisions, including digestible one-page fact files

  • Events - Tourism industry networking opportunities, awards, training and industry updates

Victorian Tourism Industry Council (VTIC)


The dedicated peak body and leading advocate for Victoria’s tourism and events industry.

A selection of benefits for TGA members include:

  • Unlimited calls to Workplace Relations Support Advice Line

  • VTIC Support Hub resources to support tourism businesses

  • Free registration to Spotlight on a Member events, showcasing a key tourist attraction

See here for all VTIC Upcoming Events.

World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA)

The global ‘umbrella’ organisation for associations like TGA.  WFTGA’s main purpose is to promote, market and ensure that tour guides are recognised as the ambassadors of a region.  

A key benefit for individual tour guides is the Cultour Card which, when used in conjunction with your TGA Professional or Registered Member card, entitles you to free or discounted entry in participating museums and attractions around the world.  

Hot tip – slide your Cultour Card into the reverse of your TGA membership card so it is always available and pack it in your luggage when travelling.  

Watch for your updated Cultour Card coming soon.

Royal Historical Society Victoria

A community organisation committed to collecting, researching and sharing an understanding of the history of Victoria.

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