Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union


Rules, Policies and Elections


The AMWU and its members are governed by rules registered with the Fair Work Commission, which are available here.

On 6 February 2023, the AMWU made application to amend our Rules, changing the age limit of apprentices and young works on governing bodies from 25 to 30 years of age. A copy of the application can be found here.

On 11 April 2023, the Fair Work Commission certified the proposed changes. A copy of the FWC’s decision can be found here.

For enquiries about the latest rule changes, or any further information, please contact the Helpdesk at [email protected] or 1300 732 698.

Governance statement

The AMWU is a member-based organisation and we work hard to make sure that members funds are managed carefully and effectively in their interest.

In addition to matters noted in our annual return, financial statements and rules, the AMWU has a number of policies, procedures and structures to ensure membership dues are accounted for in an open and transparent manner. These policies include:

  • Procurement
  • Gift & Hospitality
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Cabcharge
  • Credit Card
  • Petty Cash

If you have any queries regarding governance at the AMWU, please email [email protected] or call your local branch.

Officer and Related Party Disclosure Statements 2024





Western Australia

South Australia


Union Financial Accounts 2023

The AMWU is proud to be an open and transparent union. In accordance with our rules, we publicly issue a statement of our financial accounts each year. This statement is for the year ending 30 September 2023 and has been independently audited. 

You can read and download our full financial reports.

National Financial Report

National Political Fund Report

New South Wales Financial Report

Victorian Financial Report

Queensland Financial Report

South Australia Financial Report

Western Australia Financial Report

Tasmania Financial Report

Union Elections

Election Notice - E2023/128 – Results of Uncontested Positions

The results of the uncontested positions of the Retired Members Division of the "Automotive, Food, Metals, Engineering, Printing and Kindred Industries Union", known as the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU), have been declared by the AEC and are available here.

Election Notice - E2023/128 – Results of Contested Positions (QLD/NT)

The results of elections for contested positions in the QLD branch have been declared by the AEC. The results are available here.

Election Notice - E2023/128 – Post-Election Report

A copy of the post-election report for the above election is now available from both the Union and the Australian Electoral Commission. The report will only be provided upon the request of a member who was eligible to vote in the election.  

Please email [email protected] to request a copy of the post-election report.

Election Notice - E2023/128

Nominations are now open for elected positions of the Retired Members Division of the "Automotive, Food, Metals, Engineering, Printing and Kindred Industries Union", known as the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU).

Nominations, which must be in writing and comply with the registered rules of the Organisation, may be made at any time from 30/10/2023.

Nomination forms, the election notice and further information are attached below. Additional forms are available from the Returning Officer.

Prospective candidates and nominators should verify their financial status and any other qualifications required by the Organisation's rules prior to lodging nominations.

Nominations must reach the Returning Officer not later than 12:00 noon Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) on 20/11/2023.

Election notice, list of open positions and instructions for nominating

Nomination form

Voting for contested positions will open on 29 March 2023 and close on 26 April 2023. The election notice is available on our website and at the AEC website here.

The AMWU is awaiting the decision of the AEC on the candidates for contested positions. Despite the delay, this is notice that the AMWU is on election footing. We wish to remind you of the prohibition of using union resources or property to do anything that can be seen to be supporting one candidate against another candidate.

Any candidates or members who would like clarity on this prohibition, or seek the use of union facilities for the purposes of campaigning or electioneering, are requested to contact the National Secretary directly. 

Members will receive their ballot in the mail and will be required to send the ballot papers back in a postage paid envelope to the AEC in order for their ballot to be counted.

AMWU Privacy Policy

The union has a privacy policy for the way that we handle the personal information of members.

You can read it here.

Workplace Gender Equality Report

The AMWU reports to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency on gender equality in the workplace.

The AMWU takes this responsibility very seriously and strives to not only achieve this in our workplace but in the workplaces of our members.

Read the report.

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