The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is having a dramatic impact on the Australian workforce and economy. Maritime workers will on the whole be continuing work throughout this health crisis, to keep these vital industries going.


The MUA is here to support our Members. Our highest priority is making sure your health, safety, and workplace rights are protected. We will hold employers, industry groups, and the government to account for keeping you safe and protecting your livelihoods.


The latest information is available here on our website and we will continue to provide updates to members as we receive them. If you have any questions or would like to share information about what’s happening in your workplace, please use the form to get in touch.

For the latest border information click here:  COVID-19 – Entry arrangements for Australian states/NT and their ports as at 4 June 2021


Member Resources:

COVID-Safe Plan Toolkit

Seafarer Recertification - Important Update for members

MUA Submission to Senate, Rural & Regional Affairs & Transport Legislation Committee (Biosecurity Amendment Bill 2021)

Member Update: Notice of Delays in Processing Police Checks for MSIC Cards

SNSW Member Update

*COVID-19: Letter to employers regarding paid pandemic leave*


COVID Vaccination for Maritime Workers

ACTU executive resolution COVID19 WA Border Restrictions impact on Maritime and Resource workers

MUA requests AMSA extend seafarer certification expiry due to COVID19

COVID-19 Seafarer Information

Government Notices - Including Stimulus Package Information

MUA Media section

COVID-19 - Waterfront Workers Information


Maritime Super

Unity Bank Financial Assistance


MUA materials and resources

MUA Notice to Maritime Workers regarding COVID19


Authorised by P Crumlin, Maritime Union of Australia, Sydney