Young members (under 35) now make up 21% of the union. Youth reps in each state coordinate state committees who get involved in the campaigns of the union.


The MUA national youth committee has a representative in each state. 

For more information on the Youth Committee, you can also contact:

Danny Cain
Youth Coordinator
0458 010 695

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: 4 May 2021

After discussion with the Health Department Wharfies, Seafarers and Port Workers are able to access Phase 1a Pfizer vaccination rollout nationally using the link provided to local companies.

Unemployed seafarers will obviously not receive a letter advising them of there eligibility to access vaccine under borderworker/seaport. 

All Maritime workers should they wish to get the vaccine should register on the links in your state to access the Vaccine under phase 1A.

More information will be coming out from your branch in the next couple of days. 


Published: 8 Mar 2021

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The Maritime Union of Australia and all if its branches have endorsed support for the March4Justice rallies in March. Click here for dates and locations near you. RALLY DATES AND LOCATIONS

Published: 15 Feb 2021

MUA are jointly hosting this film screening - WOMEN OF STEEL

A WRAW Fest event hosted by CFMEU, RTBU, MUA, ETU and VTHC

When - Friday 5th March 2021
Time - Doors open at 5.30pm with drinks at bar prices and snacks available before the film screening starts at 7.15pm.
Where - Solidarity Hall at Victoria Trades Hall, 54 Victoria St CARLTON Melbourne.

Q&A session: Robynne Murphy and some of the other women who star in the movie, the campaign for equal pay and the right to work will attend and speak.

Published: 28 Nov 2020

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The MUA is joining the global 16 days of Activism for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.


Join us by distributing our workplace flyer which can be downloaded by clicking here


Published: 1 Nov 2020

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The MUA Women, First Nations and Youth Committees are hosting online events on the second Tuesday of every month. 

The first on October 13 Hosted by MUA First Nations committee with special guest Aunty Pat Anderson

Aunty Pat is an Alywarre woman,She is the Chairperson of the Lowitja Institute

She was the Co-Chair of the Referendum Council, that ran the process that led to the Uluru Statement from the Heart

Aunty Pat was a Union organiser for the Teachers Federation in the late 80's

Published: 5 Oct 2020


Register and join in the fun!

When: Sunday 11th October 2020

Time: 5.30pm

Who: Open to all members

How: Via Zoom Video Conference

Published: 15 Jun 2020

The latest edition of the Maritime Workers Journal is out now. Read it here

Published: 3 Oct 2019

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The MUA sent a small delegation to the ILWU Youth Conference in Vancouver, Canada 4-6 September.


Jasper Thatcher, Manly Fast Ferry Deckhand


My trip to Canada for young worker’s conference with the ILWU was one of the most unique and amazing experiences I have ever been presented with.


Published: 20 Sep 2019

Below is a message from the BTB Belgium dockers youth movement.









Authorised by P Crumlin, Maritime Union of Australia, Sydney