The Australian Services Union is one of the largest unions in Australia representing and advocating for over 135,000 members nationally. 

Our branch, the Australian Services Union Victorian and Tasmanian Authorities & Services Branch are the voice for working people across Victoria and Tasmania. We are committed to building workplace and industry power with workers in areas as diverse as airlines, local government, energy, water, transport, social and community services, call centres, IT, transport, office and admin workers.

Our members work every day to build our community and to provide high-quality public and community services we all rely on. They are our local heroes.

Our union advances and defends the rights of our members. By acting together with key elected workplace delegates and active members, we work collectively to achieve better in your working lives.

We are by your side throughout your working life with strong campaigns, expert industrial knowledge and assistance as well as a big range of benefits for members like free professional development and discounts across major brands to help you save.

Click on the industry sectors on the right to see if we cover your workplace, or you can contact us here.

Joining the ASU is easy and can be done here.

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Industries we cover:

+ Local Government, Statutory Authorities and Trusts The ASU covers workers at councils, contractors, library corporations across Victoria and Tasmania.
Our members include:
  • Administrative, Clerical and Customer Service Staff
  • Aquatic Centre Staff
  • Cemetery Workers
  • Community Services, Youth and Family
  • Early Childhood Educators and Workers
  • Electricians
  • Garbage Collectors
  • Health & Building Inspectors and Support Staff
  • In-Home Aged Care & In-Home Maintenance and Meals on Wheels Workers
  • Librarians
  • Lifeguards
  • Local Laws
  • Paraprofessionals and Professionals
  • Parks & Gardens
  • Theatre Technicians and Production Staff
  • Planners and Building Surveyors
  • Plant Operators
  • Rangers
  • Street Cleansing
  • Supervisors & Senior Executive Officers

+ Social and Community Services (SACS)
  • Advocates
  • Alternate Care Workers
  • Case Managers
  • Caseworkers
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers
  • Community Development Workers
  • Community Educators
  • Community Legal Centre Workers
  • Counsellors
  • Development Support Workers
  • Employment Consultants
  • Family Support Workers
  • Family Therapists
  • Financial Counsellors
  • Group Workers
  • Community Indigenous Child Protection Workers
  • Indigenous Housing Workers
  • Job Support Workers
  • Mediators
  • Operations Managers
  • Policy Analysts
  • Professional Social Workers
  • Program Managers
  • Project Workers/Officers
  • Recreation Workers
  • Referral and Liaison Officers
  • Refuge Workers
  • Resource Workers
  • Respite Care Coordinators
  • Service Managers
  • Shared Care Coordinators
  • Social Educators
  • Social Planners
  • Social Workers
  • Solicitors
  • Vocational Educators
  • Welfare Workers
  • Youth Workers

+ Public & Private Transport (Rail, Tram, Bus, Ferries)
  • Administrative and Shared Services
  • Asset Management Support
  • Contracts Managers
  • Duty Managers
  • Freight and Coal Support
  • Inspectors
  • Projects Support
  • Property Managers
  • Revenue Collectors
  • Roster Clerks (Train Crew)
  • Safety Officers, Coordinators, Facilitators
  • Station Administrative Staff
  • Station Managers
  • Train Controllers
  • Transit Officers
  • Team Managers - Infrastructure
  • Services Support

+ Ports & Shipping
  • Shipping Clerks
  • Port Controllers

+ Travel
  • Travel Agents
  • Travel Consultants

+ Energy
  • Call Centre Workers
  • Chemical Technicians
  • Clerical and Administrative Staff
  • Electricity Supply Operators
  • Engineers
  • Managers
  • Meter Readers - Field and Office
  • Network Technical Staff
  • Paraprofessionals and Professionals
  • Pole Inspectors
  • Power Station Operators
  • Retail Workers
  • Scientists
  • Supervisors
  • Technical Officers
  • Vegetation Management Officers

+ Water
  • Clerical and Administrative Staff
  • Engineers
  • Field Workers
  • Maintenance
  • Managers
  • Meter Readers
  • Operators
  • Outdoor Workers
  • Pipes Workers
  • Scientists, Chemists, Lab Technicians
  • Water Testers

+ Information Technology
  • Service Technicians

+ Clerical & Administrative (Tas only)
  • Auto Clubs
  • Breweries
  • Call Centres
  • Chemical & Pharmaceutical
  • Community Non-Profit
  • Court Reporting
  • Customs Clearing and International Freight Forwarding
  • Data Processing
  • Food Industry
  • Gaming and Wagering
  • Health Funds
  • Legal Industry
  • Manufacturing
  • Metal Industry
  • Newspapers
  • Paint
  • Printing
  • Privatised Public Sector Agencies
  • Oil
  • Retail
  • Road Transport
  • Security/Cash Transport
  • Temporary Office Employees
  • Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Vehicle Retail

+ Public Sector
  • ATO Tax Officers
  • Electorate Officers (MOPS staff) (Tas only)

+ Airlines (Tas only)
  • Administration
  • Check-In Staff
  • Finance and Administration
  • Freight Clerks
  • Managers
  • Reservations Staff

Not on the list? Contact us via [email protected] to confirm that we can support you. 

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I want to ensure that rights that we are afforded at work by law are upheld for all of my colleagues
Shae Smith, ASU member

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