Workplace, union and industry resources

Workplace, union and industry resources

During the COVID-19 pandemic, your union is the best place to get industry specific information and support at work. In the links below, you can find published Coronavirus news, updates and resources which apply to your sector.

If you’re not currently a union member and you’d like to join, but not sure which union is the right one to join, you can find out by clicking here.

If you can’t see your union below, click here to go to the ACTU National Union Directory and contact them directly for support and advice.

If you need help and want to speak to someone, you can also call the Australian Unions hotline on 1300 486 466.

COVID-Aware workplace kit

Download Australian Unions' COVID-Aware workplace kit to assess your workplace's management of COVID-19 related health and safety risks. 

Access tools and resources to help you raise and escalate Coronavirus health and safety issues in the workplace. Tools and resources include, but are not limited to:

Workplace assessment checklist

Mental health

Physical distancing

Privacy at work

Workplace cleanliness and hygiene

Go to the COVID-Aware workplace kit website to access the full suite of tools and resources.


Worker support and industrial relations

Access the ACTU’s fact sheets on supporting workers to identify, isolate and rehabilitate if they have reason to believe they may have been exposed to Coronavirus:

JobKeeper Payment fact sheet (changes announced on 24 April fact sheet)

Changes to Fair Work Act fact sheet and quick guide




Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF)

Health Services Union (HSU)

New South Wales Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA)


Manufacturing, maritime, energy, resources and trades

Australasian Meat Industry Employees' Union (AMIEU)

Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU)

Australian Institute of Marine and Power Engineers (AIMPE)

Australian Maritime Officers Union (AMOU)

Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining & Energy Union (CFMMEU)

Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union of Australia (CEPU)



Australian Education Union (AEU)

National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU)

Independent Education Union of Australia (IEU)


Sport, recreation and the arts

Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA)

Australian Professional Footballers’ Association (APFA)



Australian and International Pilots Association (AIPA)

Australian Licenced Aircraft Engineers Association (ALAEA)

Transport Workers Union (TWU)

Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU)


Hospitality and retail

Club Managers’ Association Australia (CMAA)

Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA)


Services (public, private and community sectors)

Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU)

Australian Services Union (ASU)

Finance Sector Union (FSU)


Emergency services

Police Association of NSW (PANSW)

United Firefighters Union (UFUA)


Other industries

Australian Workers’ Union (AWU)

United Workers Union (UWU)


Your union’s state or territory branch will have more detailed information which applies to your area and workplace. If you’re unsure of which branch you belong to, contact your union directly. You can search for your union’s contact details by clicking here.