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It's never been easier to join the AEU thanks to our new Join Online facility. You'll be joining an organisation with approximately 48,000 members in Victoria alone and more than 180,000 across Australia. More importantly you'll be adding your voice to the campaign for public education and for better wages and conditions for all who work in the education sector.

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Discover the benefits
Industrial and professional support, representation at work and at large, a voice in the future of the profession and great savings - plus knowing you're part of a 2 million strong movement. Find out some of the many reasons for joining the AEU here. » more...

Who can join?
Here is a full list of those eligible to become an AEU member. » more...

Rates and dates
Download our current membership rates or check your direct debit/credit card payment dates. » more...

Teacher Graduates - Why join the union?
The AEU represents your profession. Join over 190,000 members nationally and nearly 50,000 members in Victoria. Graduate teachers have reduced membership fees in the first three years of teaching. Download this PDF for more information. » more...

Early Childhood Teacher Graduates - Why join the union?
The AEU represents your profession so join its 50,000+ Victorian members. Fees are pro-rata and graduate teachers pay reduced fees in their first three years. Early childhood teachers, educators, preschool field officers and activity group leaders are eligible to join. » more...

Early Childhood Teachers and Educators - Why join the union?
The AEU represents your profession, negotiates your pay and conditions, provides professional development, give you legal protection, supports you in the workplace, runs a New Eductors Network as well as a range of other services. Good reason to join the 50,000+ members in Victoria. » more...

Disability Workers - why join the union?
Join one of Victoria's largest and most influential unions, with skilled and experienced leadership and staff to assist you in the workplace. The AEU represents our members in disability day services, business services and employment services. » more...

AEU membership application form
The best and easiest way to join the AEU is online. But non-members who would rather submit a paper application can download this form and direct debit mandate (PDF, 1MB). » more...

Student application form
Student teachers who would rather submit a paper application should download this form and fax or post it back to the AEU. Remember, AEU membership is free for students. » more...

Direct debit mandate
If you'd rather set up or change your payment details by hard copy than online, download this form and return it to the AEU. » more...

Logging on to the AEU website
A step-by-step guide to help you access member-only content, book AEU training and PD events and manage your AEU membership online. » more...

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