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: PDF Version.

Following the AMWU 2019 National Conference has lodged six Rule Change applications with the Fair Work Commission - you can read the details below.

Rule 6A
The proposed Rule Change reduces the continuous period of membership required for an apprentice or member under 25 years of age to be eligible to be nominated for a position on National or State Conference from 2 years to 1 year.

Rule 5A
Corrects a formatting error

Rule 5B
Corrects an anomaly

Rule 6B
The proposed Rule Change changes the additional Delegate to National Council from the Print Membership Area

Rule 7A
The proposed Rule change introduces a new Community Member and Associate Membership category. The Rule Change also changes criteria for Life Membership at a National and State level.

Rule 5B
The proposed Rule change addresses the powers of National Council in relation to the budget.

Further information is available to members on request by calling 1300 732 698 or email to


2019 Union Elections

Casual Vacancy/Insufficient Nominations (E2019/76)

The AMWU is required to conduct an election for positions with casual vacancies and insufficient nominations. Election Notices, Nomination Forms, and Declarations can be found here.

Union Elections (E2018/210)

Elections for National and State Officials have been finalised. The election notices and declarations can be found here. A copy of the AEC's Post Election Report can be found here. The AMWU's response to the Post Election Report can be found here.

State Conference Elections (E2019/42)

Declarations for the elections held at 2019 State Conferences can be found here.

Governance statement

The AMWU is a member based organisation and we work hard to make sure that your funds are managed carefully and effectively in your 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 that your 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 or call your local branch.

Union Financial Accounts 2019

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 2019, and has been independently audited. 

You can read / download our full financial reports here:

National Financial

National Political Fund Report

Victoria Financial Report

Queensland Financial Report

South Australia Financial Report

Western Australia Financial Report

Tasmania Financial Report

New South Wales Financial Report

Union Elections

The AMWU is required to have elections conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Union’s Rules and the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009.  Following is a table with the current elections and appropriate documentation.

If you require further information, please email

Election No. Positions AMWU Correspondence ROC Decision Election Notice Declaration Post Election Report
E2019/42 Various Positions to be Elected at State and National Conferences

Attachment 1

Attachment 2

Attachment Notice Attachment Attachment



Retired Members Division Attachment Attachment


Nomination form

Attachment  Attachment
E2019/76 Various

Attachment 1

Attachment 2

Attachment 1

Attachment 2

Notices Declarations Attachment


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:  AMWU Privacy Policy

Workplace Gender Equality Report 

The AMWU reports to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, on gender equality in the workplace, specifically equal remuneration between women and men and the family and caring responsibilities of women and men are central to achieving gender equality. We have now lodged our report with the Agency for this year.

The AMWU takes this responsibility very seriously and are striving to not only achieve this in our workplace, but in the workplaces of the members that we represent.

If you are a financial member of the AMWU, and would like a copy of our report for the 2017-2018 year, please email or call the AMWU Helpdesk on 1300 732 698.

WGEA Public Report 2017 - 2018



New South Wales/ACT


South Australia



Western Australia


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