Member benefits

Our fantastic member benefits will help you get where you want to go in your career as an educator. We’re with you every step of the way, and we’ve got your back.

Need to take leave to look after your family, but not sure how to go about it? We can provide you with advice.

Experiencing bullying at work, and need someone in your court? We can explain your rights and represent you.

Want to expand your skills? We run popular workshops and conferences, led by the brightest minds in education.

Need to find out what’s happening at the cutting edge of educational thinking? We’re your correspondents.

And the benefits don’t stop there.

Need advice or support? Call us

We are standing by to answer questions about your agreement, health and safety, disciplinary issues and complaints, leave entitlements, contract and casual work, superannuation and retirement, and much more. Find out more about our Member Support Centre.

We’re here to help when disaster strikes. If you’ve been affected by flood or fire, please read about our disaster relief and welfare fund to see if you’re eligible for emergency financial assistance.

Let us represent you

  • Professionally: if you have any problems at work, we’ll go in to bat for you with your management or employer.
  • Legally: we provide free, comprehensive legal support and representation.
  • Industrially: we have a strong track record of improving pay and conditions for educators.
  • Politically: we win over politicians, policy makers and voters to support public education with our powerful state and federal campaigns like I Give a Gonski and Protect Our Preschools.

Hone your skills

You’re good at what you do, and we know you’re passionate about becoming the best educator you can be. That’s why we offer our members a slate of exciting training and events.

Whether you want to learn to stand up for your rights at work, prepare for a leadership position, connect with other educators or become more active in the union, we’ve got what you’re looking for.

We’ll keep you up-to-date

You’ll always be ahead of the times with our member communications:

  • AEU News: receive four issues of our magazine per year, packed with news and features.
  • Newsletters: find out the latest relevant news affecting you.
  • E-news bulletin: a monthly update of our latest campaign actions.
  • Professional Voice: our tri-annual journal, stimulating debate around education issues, curriculum and pedagogy.

Partner benefits

Everyone likes to save money, and our membership partners are happy to help. Join the AEU to access:

Want even more reasons to join? Hear from your colleagues about the difference membership has made to their lives.

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