Who can join the ETU?

You can join the ETU if you work in the following trades or industries:

  • Electrical, Electronics, Security or Data/Communications

  • Lifts

  • Radio and TV

  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

  • Automotive

  • Manufacturing

  • Foundry

  • Mechanical

  • Aircraft

  • Service Technicians

  • Shipbuilding - maintaining and breaking

  • Railway - infrastructure and rolling stock

Tradespeople, Apprentices and Non Tradespeople are all eligible.


Plumbing and Pipe Trades are covered by the PPTEU. Join the PPTEU here.

Postal & Telecommunications workers are covered by the CWUnion. Join the CWUnion here.

How much does it cost to join the Electrical Trades Union?

Membership fees are billed per financial year and calculated pro-rata based on the date you join (from your join date to 30/06/21). You can choose to pay for your membership via invoice, credit card (payment upfront) or via direct debit deductions.

Annual Membership Fees for 2020 / 2021

Union dues are 100% tax deductible

$752.00 - Tradespersons

$686.60 - Non-Tradesperson or Adult Apprentice

$281.00 - Junior Apprentice (under 21 years old)

When you first join you will also be charged a one-off joining fee -

$11.00 - Tradespersons

$2.20 - Non-Tradesperson or Adult Apprentice

$NIL - Junior Apprentice (under 21 years old)

You also have the option to pay your Union membership fees via direct debit. Deductions are taken fortnightly on Fridays.

Direct Debit deductions schedule

Direct Debit Membership Fees (fortnightly payments)

$29.00 - Tradespersons

$26.45 - Non-Tradesperson or Adult Apprentice

$10.80 - Junior Apprentice (under 21 years old)

Join via the membership form below or download a copy here

Membership Application Form

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Authorised by Peter Carter - WA State Secretary

ABN 84 898 932 123


ETUWA Head Office:

Unit 24 / 257 Balcatta Road,


P: (08) 9440 3522

PO Box 689 BALCATTA WA 6914