Veterans and their issues are central to the MUA's work, from retirement security and health care. Veterans are also part of the backbone of the MUA's industrial and political activism.


For more information about the Veterans' Committee, contact:

Branch contacts:

President - Bob Lee (mob) 0416151109
Secretary – Bill Giddins (mob) 0409122140
Treasurer – Glen Wood (mob) 0413003010
Minutes Secretary – Alan Guihenneuc (mob) 0431423230

Western Australia 
Jimmy Donnelly (mob) 0409 593 228
Click here to download the MUA WA Veterans Association Application Form

President - Alan Bloom (mob) 0438 077 999
Secretary - Roger Wilson 03 9376 6429
Treasurer - John Brittain 03 9465 7419

President/Assistant Secretary - Barney Sanders (mob) 0459292022/
Col Davies (mob) 0418198824/

South Australia
President – Alex McKechnie
Treasurer – Barry Hounslow
Secretary – Brian O’Neill
Please contact SA Branch Office (08 8447 1779)

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: 3 Oct 2022

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With great pride and in our 150th year, we invite all Members and Veterans to the unveiling of the Wharfies Mural on
Tuesday 11 October from 6pm.
Held at the Australian National Maritime Museum
2 Murray St, Sydney NSW 2000

Published: 28 Apr 2022


Published: 21 Mar 2022

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M.U.A.  National President’s Report                                                        February 2022

Comrades and friends,

This report is an appeal to all MUA. members, retired members, families, and friends.

In the political arena at this time in history we are facing so many unfriendly fronts from a government that has done nothing but attack the people they are supposed to represent.

Published: 20 Nov 2021


Published: 28 Oct 2020


Published: 28 May 2020


Published: 6 Dec 2019


Published: 3 Sep 2019

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Merchant Navy Day remembers sacrifice of Australian seafarers; highlights importance of strong maritime industry

Australians have been urged to pause today to remember the significant contribution seafarers have made to the country’s security and economic success, and the importance of the industry to the nation’s future.

Published: 19 Aug 2019

The long-lost shipwreck of the SS Iron Corwn was found this year off Victorian coast, 77 years after being torpedoed by Japanese submarine in WWII

This Merchant Navy Day the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne will host a special memorial service for the SS Iron Crown 

Hear from Emily Jateff who was Chief Scientist on board RV Investigator when it discovered the final resting place of SS Iron Crown. The vessel, sunk by a Japanese submarine off the Victorian coastline in June 1942, was discovered in 2019 in a collaboration between CSIRO and Heritage Victoria.


Authorised by P Crumlin, Maritime Union of Australia, Sydney