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.

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 each year.

Delegates are nominated from the schools, TAFE, early childhood and adult provision sectors. 

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.

Member-only reports (login required)

The AEU publishes a number of reports for members only.

Click to view reports

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




AEU post-election reports







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