Individual Memberships

Which IATG membership is right for me?

AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP is available to people who:

  • are currently undertaking training to be a Guide
  • have recently graduated from training
  • have not yet gained sufficient work experience as a Guide to meet the Professional membership criteria
  • are interested in seeking work as a Guide
  • work as volunteer Guides or are retired Guides.

Affiliate Membership of IATG is $75.00 (GST free) per annum.

Note: Many Affiliate Members progress to Professional Membership when they have obtained enough experience as a working tour guide. Membership is for a 12-month period and is renewable if you are not yet eligible to apply for Professional Membership.

IATG BENEFITS for AFFILIATES

Affiliate members receive:

  • regular famils, lectures, workshops and social functions
  • access to informative IATG emails and quarterly IATG Welcome newsletters
  • networking opportunities with experienced Tour Guides and tourism operators
  • discounted business insurance recommended for freelance tour guides
  • access to an IATG Mentor offering help and guidance with the tasks that guides are required to do. This free service is available to all IATG Professional and Affiliate Guides. To download the list of current mentors, please click here. IATG has created a mentoring body of guides who are experienced in many areas, are patient and have a great understanding of the problems faced by guides today. Our mentors are available to talk through specific guiding problems and advise members how best to handle situations, either for immediate reference or as a future suggestion for a problem they’ve already encountered.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP is for those who:

  • are qualified and experienced tour guides
  • are currently working in the industry.

They must also:

  • be a permanent resident of Australia
  • be fluent in English to conduct the application interview
  • be sufficiently experienced in working as a tour guide (at least 12 months experience would be a guideline)
  • currently work regularly in a full-time 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 Membership of IATG costs – 

  • 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

IATG BENEFITS FOR PROFESSIONALS

Professional Members receive:

  • regular famils, lectures, workshops and social events
  • informative IATG emails 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
  • 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
  • access to an IATG Mentor offering help and guidance with the tasks that guides are required to do. This free service is available to all IATG Professional and Affiliate Guides. To download the list of current mentors, please click here. IATG has created a mentoring body of guides who are experienced in many areas, are patient and have a great understanding of the problems faced by guides today. Our mentors are available to talk through specific guiding problems and advise members how best to handle situations, either for immediate reference or as a future suggestion for a problem they’ve already encountered.

Are you a member yet? IATG tour guide members get amazing benefits.