About Water

The ASU has been part of the Australian water industry since branches of the Union first covered membership in local government and State authorities around 100 years ago. The Union has seen many changes over this time and it is no different today.

There have been considerable changes to the water industry in both Tasmania and Victoria over the past few years. In Victoria the industry was corporatized and in Tasmania there was the creation of three water boards.

The ASU continues to actively represent members and achieve high standards in conditions of employment, rates of pay and occupational health and safety.

ASU represents the interests of members at Parks Victoria as well as members who work as:
• operators
• clerical and administrative staff
• managers
• outdoor workers
• maintenance workers
• scientists, chemists, lab technicians
• water testers
• pipes workers
• field workers

The rates of pay and conditions of employment you work under have been directly affected or negotiated by the ASU, no matter what your classification in the water industry, or your employer - we are, after all, Australia's largest water industry union.

With six union offices across both Tasmania and Victoria and mobile officials, the ASU is never far away.


Latest Water News


Written on 06/09/2018, 14:55
Lend Lease Coliban Bargaining continues in a number of Enterprise Agreements, with mixed progress. Members at Lend Lease Coliban are into their fourth week of industrial action, in their attempts to get a decent pay offer out of Management. This...
Written on 31/07/2018, 12:07
ASU Delegate at GWM Water Penny Flynn has been actively involved in the ‘We Are Union: Western Victoria’ campaign around wage theft. Pictured here on 14th July in Stawell, Penny and her fellow campaigners have been talking to members of the public...
Written on 04/04/2018, 08:26
The ASU together with other unions is currently bargaining with TasWater management in relation to each of the 3 regions’ TasWater General Employees Agreements. There are many claims on the table, but some of the key elements being negotiated are: Pay...
Written on 19/02/2018, 18:53
The Western Water Enterprise Agreement has been finalised, and is with the State Government awaiting final approval before it goes to ballot. Highlights of the Agreement include: 3% wage increase P/A for 4 years of Agreement $750 sign on...
Written on 02/10/2017, 10:53
ASU representing you in discussions with the Victorian State Government. Gov Hubs Discussions are ongoing between the State Government, ASU, and CPSU about the plans to relocate Melbourne based workers to regional hubs in 2020. ASU members in Parks...