Tour Guide Workshop (Perth)

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Learn to be a Tour Guide from the experts!  This one-day course developed by award-winning touring & training organisation Global Gypsies conveys the basic principles of guiding in a fun and supportive environment.  It is ideal for new or aspiring guides, or existing guides wanting to brush up their skills, and is suitable for full-time, part-time, casual or volunteer guides in a range of diversified working environments.

Through a combination of anecdotes, interactive workshops, role plays and presentations, your two professional instructors, Jeremy Perks and Jan Barrie, will cover such topics as:

  • Logistics of running a tour
  • Developing & delivering quality narrative
  • How to engage your audience
  • Duty of care
  • Risk management
  • Starting your own small touring business
  • The importance of marketing
  • Designing & pricing a tour
  • What it takes to be a tour guide, and more!

Participants will receive a workbook and Certificate of Completion.

Global Gypsies has been running successful tours in Australia and overseas since 1997 and has been training tour guides for over a decade. The company also recently published an educational book that is selling well right round the country entitled “How to Be an Award-Winning Tour Guide”.

Tourism Council WA is continually assessing activities including workshops, which will proceed at this time. We are working with venues to ensure appropriate hygiene and social distancing measures are in place. 

By registering for this event, you agree to the booking conditions at the bottom of this page.

About the Trainers:

Jeremy Perks

Jeremy is a Director and co-founder of leading touring and training company, Global Gypsies. He is a professional, Eco-certified & GOA Accredited Tour Guide, qualified mechanic and trainer in four-wheel driving, towing and Tour Guiding. He has a certificate in remote area first aid, a Certificate IV in Workplace Training & Assessment and is an honorary DBCA Ranger. As an Officer in the South African Defence Force, Jeremy learned bush survival and leadership skills and has worked as a professional guide in both Africa and Australia. He has served on a number of tourism-related Boards and Committees and is a former FACET Golden Guide of the Year.  He is co-author of “How to Be an Award-Winning Tour Guide”.

Jan Barrie

Jan is the General Manager and co-founder of Global Gypsies. With a background in management, public relations, marketing, advertising, journalism, hospitality, tourism and travel writing, she has traveled extensively and worked in the USA, UK, Australia and East Africa. She has served on a number of tourism-related Boards and Committees and is co-author of “How to Be an Award-Winning Tour Guide”. Jan has been integral in developing & delivering the tour guide course and is responsible for its coordination, administration & marketing.

Limited spaces are available for this session - click Register at the top of the page to secure your place.


26 May 2022


8:30am - 5:00pm


Burswood on Swan


1 Camfield Drive
Burswood WA 6100

Registration date (open - close)

18 Mar 2022 - 12 May 2022


Member - Tour Guide Training
Non-Member - Tour Guide Training

Booking conditions

By registering for this event, you agree to the following booking conditions.
Only employees of current financial members of TCWA are eligible for the Member Rate. Prices are inclusive of GST.
Payment for the order must be completed using PayPal/credit card at the time of registration. Government Departments requiring an invoice can contact Tourism Council WA (TCWA) to arrange.
You agree for your information to be shared with event partners at the discretion of TCWA.
Cancellation Policy: If minimum numbers are not met, you will receive notification of the cancelled event/activity and your payment will be reimbursed. Any cancellations made within 4 working days of the scheduled course will not be refunded, transferred or credited, however name changes will be accepted. Cancellations or name changes must be made in writing. Payment must be received prior to the event to confirm registration.
Tourism Council WA will not accept a registration for any person that is not fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or does not commit to such requirement. Where a person makes a booking and is then unable to meet the requirement, the customer shall be barred from the premises, event or service and Tourism Council WA’s cancellation policy shall apply.

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