Professional Membership

Professional Members are qualified and experienced tour guides who are currently working in the industry. They must:

  • be a permanent resident of Australia
  • be sufficiently experienced in working as a tour guide (100+ hours would be a guideline)
  • currently work regularly in a full or part-time capacity as a tour guide and receive remuneration for their work
  • hold a current First Aid certificate
  • satisfy requirements outlined in the Professional Points system for renewal of membership each year. CLICK HERE for more information.
  • agree to abide by the Code of Guiding Practice.  CLICK HERE to download a PDF version.


Professional Members receive:

  • regular famils, lectures, workshops and social events
  • informative IATG e-News and quarterly IATG Welcome newsletter
  • networking opportunities with tourism operators and experienced guide colleagues
  • employment opportunities through a listing on the IATG’s website and via broadcasts of job opportunities as they arise
  • the opportunity to create their own individual Profile Page, linked to their listing on the IATG website
  • their own personalised website address, if they have a Profile Page
  • a membership photo ID card
  • access to professionally printed IATG business cards, that identify members as Professional Tour Guides
  • discounted business insurance recommended for freelance tour guides
  • access to domestic and international travel discounts via membership of the Breakaway Travel Club
  • discounted and complimentary admission to various tourist attractions and cultural centres
  • a voice in quality, training, professional development and general tourism issues through IATG’s links with government and industry bodies


The cost to become a Professional Member of IATG is

  • NSW Members $160 (GST Free) per annum
  • Non-NSW $130 (GST Free) per annum
  • Regional (i.e. 100 kms or more from a CBD) $100 (GST Free) per annum
  • Ambassador (20+ years guiding experience) $75 (GST Free) per annum

To download the Application Form for Professional Membership (in PDF format), please CLICK HERE.

(this is an interactive PDF form that can be opened in Adobe Reader. To fill in this form, first save it to your computer. Then click on each field, type in your details, click on check boxes and radio buttons as appropriate, and click on the “Send” button to submit your application online)


To download the IATG Professional Membership brochure in PDF format, please CLICK HERE.

Please contact  if you would like more details.