Member Centre

Maritime Union of Australia members are the foundation of the union, and keep the union strong. The Maritime Union of Australia is known around the country as having the strongest and most active rank and file members of any trade union.

The MUA is proud of the high union density in the maritime industries, and encourages all maritime works to join the union to benefit from the solidarity and collectivism that unionism brings.

In addition, the MUA is recognised internationally as one of the world's top unions, providing unrivalled job security, pay and conditions.

This page provides information that members might need to maintain their membership accurately, including an ‘update your details’ form, a direct debit form and an MUA National Rule Book.

Members should contact their branch with any questions about their membership.

Current Rules

New Member Documents

New members can access a set of important documents here.

National Office Contacts

The National Officers and National Officials are available to address members' issues at any time. To reach any of the officers or National Officials, please see the National Office contact information here.

Legal Services 

The MUA has its own legal unit providing members, branches and officers industrial and legal advice. If you have an issue at work that needs industrial or legal support, your union is there to help. Please contact your branch as a first port of call.

Unity Bank

Unity Bank is a customer owned banking organisation, owned by its members and generated solely for their benefit, providing financial services.

From is beginning in 1970, Unity Bank has grown to cover 36,000 members and over $900 million in assets with 26 branches across Australia including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Port Adelaide, Fremantle, Port Botany, Wollongong and Newcastle.

It is a non-profit socially responsible organisation. During the 1998 Patrick mass sackings and lock out it provided interest free loans of up to $2000 to those in need as well as delayed loan repayments.

For more information visit the website HERE

Maritime Super

Maritime Super and its forerunners, The Stevedoring Employees Retirement Fund (SERF) and the Seafarer's Retirement Fund (SRF) have both been listed by Business Review Weekly two years running as Australia's top industry superannuation funds.

If you are a member of the maritime industry, your fund can provide you with a range of superannuation services from your first day at work and throughout your retirement.

Media Unit

A quarterly magazine posted to your home, leaflets, posters, media releases and liaison, campaign coordination and a newsroom on the web site, all come under the media unit.

The union employs a Communications Unit for all communications and media tasks.

A key role is producing the Maritime Workers Journal. Stories, photos and ideas can be emailed through for publication to: