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With the Transport Workers’ Union of New South Wales, you will never walk alone.

A union is only as strong as its members, and we are proud to be Australia’s strongest union. Since 1888, we have been winning a better deal for our members across the transport industry, and with you walking alongside us, we can achieve even more as we move into the future. 

How Do I Join?

Call our Members’ Service Centre on 1800 729 909 or join online.

Not from NSW or the ACT? Find your state branch here.

Why Should I Join?

Your TWU membership is your ticket to secure jobs, good pay, safety on the job and respect from the bosses.

By joining TWU NSW, you have the security of knowing your workmates have your back – and you are sending the message that you care about secure fair wages and conditions, job security, respect and safety at work.

Becoming a member gives you a voice in the issues that matter – in your yard, in the community, and in the halls of power. Employers and governments have never simply handed out improved working conditions or entitlements. Benefits like overtime, sick leave, holidays, pensions, rostered days off, redundancy agreements, and the weekend – these were all won by union members working together. 

As TWU member you have the access to in-house safety training, which helps build safer and stronger workplaces. The TWU provides its members with expert industrial advice, assistance and professional representation. Our legal team specialises in workplace issues within the transport industry. Whether its unfair dismissals, underpayment claims, or negotiating a fair workplace agreement, we’ll have your back.

Member Rewards

Your TWU NSW membership also entitles you to a host of exclusive Member Rewards, including loans and banking, a wide range of product discounts, and so much more. Plus, special products, services and exclusive deals are frequently offered to TWU NSW members by our partners and sponsors. Click here to check out all our Member Rewards!

Am I Covered?

We represent employees, contractors and owner-operators in NSW in the following industries:

Road Transport

  • Waste
  • Oil, fuel and gas
  • Mining
  • Retail
  • Logistics
  • Buses
  • Ports and Wharves
  • Construction, tippers and concrete
  • Cash-in-Transit
  • Couriers
  • On-demand


  • Ground handling
  • Refueling
  • Catering
  • Cabin crew
  • Aviation security
  • Customer service

What Will My Membership Cost?

As of January 2024, membership fees (including GST) are:

  • Full Member (Direct Debit)
  • Weekly $17.20
  • Fortnightly $34.40
  • Yearly $894.40
  • Part-time Member (Direct Debit)
  • Weekly $13.80
  • Fortnightly $27.60
  • Yearly $715.60
  • Payroll Deduction (Weekly Payments)
  • Full Member $18.30
  • Part-time Member $14.70

The easiest way to pay your membership is via direct debit from your bank account or credit card. Paying by direct debit, automatically gives financial members access to Free Emergency Ambulance Cover (terms and conditions do apply).

If you have any questions about joining the NSW TWU, please contact us on 1800 729 909 or join online now.

"The TWU is the only union that can represent all bus drivers."

Marta, Bus Industry

"If you work in transport and you’re not TWU then you’re probably not getting a fair deal."

Steve, Road Transport

"I want a fairer industry, it needs to be safe and fair for everybody involved. Not only do we need it for ourselves, we need it for our kids and everybody else who travels."

Kevin, Road Transport


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