Contact Australian Unions
If you have questions about your rights at work, we can help
The Australian Unions Support Centre
The Australian Unions Support Centre can assist you to find and join your union. We can also provide general information about your rights at work.
All Support Centre enquiries are 100% confidential.
You can call us on:
1300 486 466 (Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm AEST)
You can send text us on:
0488 811 312 (text only, please do not call this number)
You can send us a message any time here:
Different minimum wages apply to different people. Which minimum wage applies to you depends on where you work, how old you are, and a few other things explained in this fact sheet.
Maternity leave gives you the right to take time off work if you are having or adopting a child. Read about maternity leave and other types of paternal leave.
Are you one of more than two million casual workers in Australia? Learn about your entitlements, union membership and conversion to permanent work.
Understanding COVID-19 risks at work
Employers have obligations to ensure the health and safety of workers. Read about identifying and minimising COVID-19 risks at your workplace.
Annual leave, also known as holiday pay, allows you to be paid while you take time off work. We explain the basics of annual leave and answer your FAQs in this fact sheet.
Working in heat
Working in excessively hot weather can be extremely dangerous, even fatal. This fact sheet covers some protective measures to keep you safe when working in high temperatures.
Join Your Union
For over 100 years, workers in unions have taken action to create better work for all.
Sick-pay, annual leave, Medicare, penalty rates, higher wages, work safety laws, paid parental leave, even JobKeeper — these are fundamental rights that we’ve won that benefit generations of Australians.
Join with almost 2 million other workers and together we can prove that change is more than an idea. It’s an action we take every day.