Southern NSW Branch

The Southern New South Wales Branch covers approximately 500 members from Port Kembla to Eden. Our members work in Towage, Stevedoring, Diving, Port Services, Maintenance and Marine Operations. We also have Seafaring members who work on traditional Bluewater Trading Vessels, Offshore Oil / Gas / Construction and Dredging Industries. The branch is very active within the struggles of the local Communities and Unions. We are an affiliate of the South Coast Labour Council, and a member of the Port Kembla Port Unions Committee.


Links & Resources


Published: 12 Dec 2022

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Join us for the branch GOLF DAY

Published: 23 Mar 2020

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During this current COVID-19 health crisis we have brought together the following information for members.
What is Coronavirus
Workplace Health and Safety Obligations
The Maritime Union of Australia has made the following demands on governments and employers during this global health crisis.

Published: 14 Aug 2023

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MUA welcomes new Offshore Renewable Energy Area in the Pacific Ocean off Illawarra, NSW 


15 AUGUST 2023


Published: 2 Jul 2023

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MUA Election results now available online

3 July 2023


The Maritime Union of Australia's Quadrennial Elections for the term 2023 - 2027 were recently conducted by a postal ballot of members. 

A summary of the results are available here.

Published: 13 May 2023

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It’s Our Turn – Wharfies united in campaign for wage justice and respect from Qube

13 May 2023

Qube workers from across every MUA branch in Australia met in Fremantle for three days, May 9-11, to plan out the claims and bargaining strategy for the next Qube EBA.

Published: 5 May 2023

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Published: 18 Apr 2023


Published: 17 Apr 2023

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17 April 2023

Svitzer has finally agreed to abandon its reckless and implausible legal action to cancel the EBA of almost 600 tugboat workers around Australia.


This action would have led to pay cuts of 47%, the loss of crucial safety and fatigue management measures, and destroyed job security for the hard-working, skilled crews upon whom our national supply chains depend.


Published: 31 Mar 2023

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Copenhagen, Denmark

31 March 2023

To coincide with Svitzer parent AP Moller Mærsk's March Annual General Meeting, a delegation of representatives from the MUA joined with comrades from global transport unions FNV Havens (the Netherlands) and 3F Transport (Denmark) and the ITF’s Maersk Network to bring the Svitzer campaign to the doorstep of the world’s largest shipping company in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Published: 29 Mar 2023

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In Memoriam: Stewart West



Authorised by P Crumlin, Maritime Union of Australia, Sydney