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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 marching 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. 

TWU NSW members have access to in-house safety training, helping members to build safer and stronger workplaces. You have access to expert industrial advice and assistance, and can represent you when you need expert help. Our legal team specialises in workplace issues within the transport industry. Whether it’s 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 journey insurance, 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

Aviation

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

What Will My Membership Cost?

As of January 2019, membership fees (including GST) are:

  • Full Member (Direct Debit)
    Yearly: $729.15
    Monthly: $60.76
    Fortnightly: $28.04
  • Part-time Member (Direct Debit)
    Yearly: $583.34
    Monthly: $48.61
    Fortnightly: $22.44

Please note, there are no rates for weekly deductions made by direct debit. Weekly payments can, however, be made by payroll deductions. Those rates are:

  • Full Member
    Yearly $779.97
    Monthly $65.00
    Fortnightly $30.00
    Weekly $15.00
  • Part-time Member
    Yearly $623.98
    Monthly $52.00
    Fortnightly $24.00
    Weekly $12.00

Join TWU NSW today. Call our Members’ Service Centre on 1800 729 909 or join online.

After the Liberals ripped away journey to work insurance, the TWU stepped in to make sure all financial members were covered – that’s peace of mind for me and my family."

Euan, Road Transport

"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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