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?

Memberships run from the 1st July through to 30th June every year and your membership fee will be calculated pro-rata based on the date you join. For example, if you join on the 1st February you will only be charged 5 month's worth of the annual fee because your joining fee will be calculated from 01/02/19 to 30/06/19.

Annual Membership Fees for 2018 / 2019

Union dues are 100% tax deductible

$700.00 - Tradespersons

$645.00 - Non-Tradesperson or Adult Apprentice

$255.00 - 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 Membership Fees (fortnightly payments)

$27.00 - Tradespersons

$24.85 - Non-Tradesperson or Adult Apprentice

$9.80 - Junior Apprentice (under 21 years old)

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