We conduct our business lawfully and ethically at all times, and protect the integrity of AEU funds.

The AEU is a registered organisation under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009.


The AEU is a democratic organisation.

AEU leadership officers and branch councillors are elected for three-year terms. The next elections will be held in October 2018, for terms of office beginning January 1, 2019. Elections are conducted by the Australian Electoral Commission.

A full report on elections is available to members upon request.

The AEU rules contain details on how to elect sub-branch representative positions.

AEU Branch Council Election Recall (5 Aug 2017)

Our structure

The Australian Education Union is a national body, comprising seven branches and a federal office.

AEU Victoria is the Victorian branch of the AEU.

Key structures of the aeu

Branch Council

AEU Victoria's Branch Council is made up of 120 members from all sectors and all regions of Victoria, elected by their workplace colleagues to represent member interests and guide the union's activities. See here for Branch Council meeting dates.

Notices of Branch Council vacancies that arise between elections will be posted here.

Sector councils

AEU Victoria also has four sector councils:

  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • TAFE & Adult Provision (TAP)
  • Early Childhood.

Notices of unfilled sector council vacancies will be posted here.

Sub-branch representatives

Sub-branches are the AEU’s membership groups in workplaces.

Sub-branches need to notify us of their representatives for the current year as soon as they have held their local elections.

Branch Conference

AEU Victoria's annual Branch Conference is the union's key decision-making forum, setting union policy and direction for the coming year. It is held in Term 3.

Interested in attending Branch Conference? We are currently seeking delegates - elected from the schools, TAFE, early childhood and adult provision sectors - for this year's conference, to be held on August 5, 2017. Nominations must be received by 12pm, Monday March 6. Full details are outlined in the nomination form.

Please note the closing date to lodge items for general business and rule changes is 12pm, Monday April 10. Download the details here.

Trades Hall and Labour Councils AEU Delegates 2017

Expressions of interest are invited from financial members interested in being an AEU delegate to the Victorian Trades Hall Council (VTHC) or Regional Labour Councils. The following vacancies are currently available:

Number of positions available
VTHC - 19
Bendigo - 4
Ballarat - 4
Geelong - 7
Gippsland - 4
Goulburn Valley - 4
North East and Border - 4
South West - 4
Mallee Murray - 4
Written expressions of interest should be submitted by 4pm, Wednesday March 15 to John Cassidy, AEU Victorian branch, via one of the following methods:

Post: 126 Trenerry Crescent, Abbotsford VIC 3067
Fax: (03) 9417 6198. 
Email: [email protected]

Union rules

The AEU is governed by its rules, which determine the regulation and authority of the union's decision-making bodies and of individuals within the AEU. The Rules of the Union are subject to the provisions of the relevant legislation. Find them here.

Rule changes

We will post any applications we make for changes to branch rules here.

  • The rule change, made in 2013 to comply with Fair Work legislation, can be downloaded here
  • The most recent rule change made in 2016 can be downloaded here
  • The FWA decision on the 2016 rule change can be found  here

AEC notices regarding "difficult rules"

AEU reports

Notification to members pursuant to the Requirements of Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Act 2012, Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013 and Australian  Education Union Victoria Branch Rules.

2016 reports

  • Disclosure statement (under review, to be updated imminently)
  • Gift register (under review, to be updated imminently)

Annual financial report

Elected sub-branch representatives

Sub-branches need to notify the AEU of their representatives for the current year as soon as they have held their elections. Click here to fill in the office bearers' form and return to the AEU.

AEU election notices and reports

Post-election reports

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