Stephen McAuley

Lead International Trainer/EXBO Member/Head of Training
Stephen McAuley


Stephen McAuley is a senior trainer and guide at Sydney Opera House, where he leads a variety of tours including specialist tours for visually impaired and autistic visitors. Steve is also a qualified audio describer for blind people. He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Diploma of Education and for many years was a teacher of high school science courses before becoming a guide trainer at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo.

Steve has also organised and run training courses for guides for the Sydney Theatre Company, the historical areas of old Sydney, and heritage areas such as forts and Australia’s oldest lighthouse. With the historical tours, Steve initiated and ran the first tactile and audio-described walking tour for people with vision impairment.

Steve became a Lead International Trainer in May 2016. and has since then delivered in Iran and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Steve was elected to WFTGA EXBO in 2017