Sydney Branch

The Sydney Branch has a long history with the earliest organised wharfies banding together here in Australia’s first city as far back as 1872 with the Sydney Wharf Labourers Union on the now iconic Hungry Mile.

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Sydney Branch Resources

Sydney Branch On-Line News

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Sydney Facebook page

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Branch News


Ban the Bomb Rally

Sunday 6 August
1pm Hyde Park North


Maritime Unity 2016

Read the official publication of the MUA Sydney Branch for the latest news and updates.



Disclosures to the Members for the 2016 Financial Year SYD

Detailed in following document is the information required to be disclosed to the members as per the governing rules of the MUA. 


MUA Sydney Branch AGM

The MUA Sydney Branch Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 29 November at Maroubra Sports Club (Malabar Rd, Maroubra) from 10am - 2pm.


Branch Events

MUA AGM 2017

The Sydney Branch Executive urges all members to participate and attend our AGM on Tuesday November 28, located at M Club (Malabar Rd, Maroubra).


As per MUA rule 19c(iii), any motions to be put forward by Members are to be sent in writing to National Secretary no later than fourteen (14) days prior to the meeting (Tuesday, 15 November 2015).


Details of Notice of a Special Meeting of Members to be held immediately following the AGMs to consider proposed rule changes will be forwarded shortly in accordance with the Rules of the Union.


Please see below for an extract of the MUA rules relating to AGMs.


In Unity


Paddy Crumlin


National Secretary




a)    An Annual General Meeting of the members of the Union shall be held in the month of November each year or at such other time as near as practicable thereto as may be decided on by National Council.


b)    Notice of the times and places of the Annual General Meeting shall be given to members of the Union and posted in the office of each Branch and at the engagement centres at least 30 days prior to the date of such meeting.


c)    The business dealt with at the Annual General Meeting shall be confined to the business on the agenda which shall provide for the following:


i)              The General Yearly Report of National Council;


ii)             The Annual Financial Statement of the Union;


iii)           Motions by members notice of which has been given in writing to the National Secretary at least fourteen days prior to the date of such meeting.


d)    Quorum The number of financial members required to form a quorum shall be in the aggregate 10 percent of the financial members of the Union. 


Branch Contacts

Paul McAleer

Branch Secretary

0417 468 424

Paul Keating

Deputy Branch Secretary

0434 290 443

Joe Deakin

Assistant Branch Secretary

0439 411 056

Paul Garrett

Assistant Branch Secretary

0418 422 589

Sydney Branch Contact

365 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW 2000


02 9264 5024