About the Tarot Guild of Australia Inc.

The Tarot Guild of Australia (TGA) represents a community of Tarot professionals, readers, teachers and enthusiasts. The TGA is a membership-based organisation, offering those with an interest in Tarot the opportunity to become Interest or Professional Members.

The primary aim of the TGA is to raise public interest and awareness of the Tarot, to promote the study of the Tarot, to maintain ethical standards in the practice of reading Tarot via professional certification and to provide a network for further education and sharing information amongst members. The TGA offers Tarot events and workshops in major Australian cities and provides an opportunity to connect and network with like-minded individuals while learning about the Tarot.

Our Committee

The Tarot Guild of Australia’s Committee includes a wide variety of Tarot readers, authors, teachers and professionals from all over the Australian Tarot community, who all generously donate their time and energy to building the Tarot Guild of Australia and continuing to grow interest in the Tarot within the community.

Learn more about the TGA Committee and its members here

Our History

The Tarot Guild of Australia was formed in 1992 by a committed group of Tarot practitioners and educators from the UK, as well as Anne Shotter, Evelynne Joffe, Matthew Favaloro and Paul Fenton-Smith from Australia.

In 1997, the TGA organised the first ever international Tarot conference in Melbourne. Guest presenters and workshop leaders included Rachel Pollack, Mary Greer, Ed Buryn and James Wanless from the United States, Caitlin Matthews from the UK, as well as local Taroistes, Anne Shotter, Evelynne Joffe, Matthew Favaloro and Paul Fenton-Smith.

Our Mission Statement

“To promote knowledge of the Tarot, inspire excellence and professionalism in our members, and foster a supportive community of practice”

Our Statement of Purposes:
We do this by:

  • Providing forums for members’ ongoing learning and professional development
  • Promoting Tarot as a valid form of personal understanding and development
  • Providing a certification process for professional membership, together with a code of ethics and professional practice, and
  • Encouraging networking, and supporting a strong community of practice, where new ideas and intuitive insights are shared.
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