Welcome to Interpretation Australia

Working together to interpret our natural and cultural heritage

Certified Interpretive Guide Online Course – Australia

Dates: Mondays & Tuesdays from 11 July - 26 July Time: 4-8 pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time) Trainer: Steph Ambrosia Cost: $326 reg + $208 cert (AUD)* *Link will list costs in USD Do you work as a tour guide, heritage guide, outdoor guide, zoo guide, or ed...

Deep Creek Reserve Wetland Wonders

Client: Cardinia Shire Council Project team:Nuttshell – Design, illustration and project managementKelp Creative – Traditional Owner consultation, research and content developmentAeroplane Workshop – 3D design and fabrication In 2020, Nuttshell and Kelp Creative...

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2021 IA Awards for Excellence

Congratulations to our 2021 Winners and Highly Commended recipients. If you would like to read more about their submissions visit our Awards page.

Welcome to Interpretation Australia

Interpretation Australia is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and advancing the profession of natural and cultural heritage interpretation across Australia.

Interpretation Australia Association (IA) was formed in 1992 to share issues and ideas, improve professional standards and raise the profile of interpretation as a profession. It serves more than 400 members in Australia, New Zealand and other countries.

Many IA members are employed by government agencies. Other members are consultants who work in interpretation development, visitor research, writing, graphic design, multi-media, drama, placemaking and guiding. They provide services to agencies to develop and produce interpretive plans, interpretive media, and guiding programs.


IA membership benefits

IA offers useful resources for our members including a job and tender page where members can advertise, listing on our dedicated supplier registry which is accessible by non-members, and access to training and templates. Additionally, IA also aims to undertake a national event each year, which either takes the form of a conference where members present their own experience and research; or as a workshop and skill sharing exercise.  Smaller, state based events are also offered during the year.

What is interpretation…

IA believes that interpretation enriches our lives through engaging emotions, enhancing experiences and deepening the understanding of places, people, events and objects from the past and present. Interpretation communicates ideas, information and knowledge in a way which helps people to make sense of their environment.

Resources – Members Only

IA provides members with a resource library of useful documents, case studies and exampels of best practice. These resources are continually being updated so please let us know if you have something to share!