628-homeBattery Point Sculpture Trail, Futago with Judith Abell & Chris Viney.

What is interpretation?

Interpretation is a means of communicating ideas and feelings which help people understand more about themselves, their culture and their built or natural environment. Good interpretation creates meaningful connections for visitors and is used in national parks, Aboriginal keeping places, museums, zoos, botanic gardens and historic sites – in fact anywhere with a story to tell uses interpretation to tell it.

Interpretation Australia aims to strengthen the recognition of interpretation as a discrete and separate profession requiring specific skills and training. For more information follow this link.

To listen to interpreters describe their role – follow this link



National Interpretation Conference 2016

The Rules of Engagement: making, breaking and reshaping the rules of connection with our audience

Successful engagement is at the core of everything that interpreters do, whether it’s face to face, through creative design or in the digital world, connecting with audience is essential for selling your message, promoting learning or encouraging behaviour change.

Date:  19 – 21 October

Location:  National Museum of Australia, CANBERRA

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Workshop on Wildlife Interpretation – follow here

All of those with interests in guiding – the GOA newsletter for May is available here

There are several new job, EOI and tender opportunities – members follow this link

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Visit our Facebook Page to hear our member dialogue and find out what is going on in the interpretation world.




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This link is for members only and will take you to a range of useful resources, job and tender opportunities.

You will need your username and password to log in.

We are currently adding to the benefits which members will be able to enjoy as part of their membership – these include the IA Webinar Series which will open later this month.

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If you are looking for someone to work on an interpretation project, this is a great place to start. The directory lists products and services supplied by many of our members across the wide spectrum of expertise which makes up the Interpretation sector.


Subscribe to our regular fortnightly ENews and Members can access our latest quarterly Magazine.  For more details about contributing to the next Interpreting Australia Magazine follow the link below.

Rocks Boatshed

IA 2015 Award over $150,000,  The Rocks Boatshed by SHFA


Closing Date: Monday 15 August 2016

Entries must be received before 5pm AEST on Monday 15 August

For more information follow this link