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 on 1300 732 698 email [email protected].

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 2023





Western Australia

South Australia


Union Financial Accounts 2022

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 2022 and has been independently audited. 

You can read/download our full financial reports here:

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

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.

Election Notice - E2022/182 - Update 02/05/2023 - Results of contested positions (NSW/ACT and Victoria)

The results of elections for contested positions in the NSW/ACT and Victorian branches have been declared by the AEC. Please find results below:

Election Notice - E2022/182 - Update 30/03/2023 - Uncontested positions

The results for all uncontested positions have now been finalised and are available here.

Voting for contested positions is ongoing and will close on 26 April 2023.

Election Notice - E2022/182 - Stage 1

Nominations are now open for elected positions of the National Office and state branches 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 08/02/2023.

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 01/03/2023.

Election notice, list of open positions and instructions for nominating

Nomination Form for National President, National Secretary, Assistant National Secretary, State Secretary, Assistant State Secretary and State Organiser

Nomination Form for National and State Conference Delegates

Notice of National Election - E2022/182

The AEC will conduct elections in 2023 – the ROC decision and relevant correspondence is attached.

Attachment 1: AMWU correspondence to the Registered Organisations Commission (ROC), including the Prescribed Information (dated 22 December, 2022)

Attachment 2: Decision of the ROC (dated 17 January, 2023)

Attachment 3: Amended Decision of the ROC (dated 20 January, 2023)

Attachment 4: AMWU correspondence to ROC in response to their Decision (dated 20 January, 2023)

Attachment 5: ROC correspondence in response to the AMWU’s correspondence (dated 27 January, 2023)

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.

The report can be found here.



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