Can I Join ASU?

The ASU represents the industrial interests of workers in a number of different industries and occupations. Click on the link that best describes your type of work. Please be aware that this list is not exhaustive - contact us if you need further information.

Local Government and Municipal Employees (LG & ME)

Social and Community Services (SACS)

Energy and Information Technology (Energy/IT)

Clerical & Administrative (ACCS)


Local Government (LG) and Municipal Employees (ME)

Our Local Government members work together to ensure that local services, facilities and infrastructure are maintained and made available to Western Australians.

The ASU has coverage of all Local Government workers with the exception of nurses. Some of the roles and work areas that are covered within this division are:

  • Library Staff
  • Administrative & Clerical Staff
  • Supervisors
  • Senior Executive Officers
  • Pool Managers
  • Recreation Centre Workers
  • Building Inspectors
  • Environmental Health Officers
  • Planning Officers
  • Rangers
  • Security
  • Life Guards
  • Swimming Instructors
  • Finance Officers
  • Analysts
  • Customer Services Staff
  • IT Officers
  • Marketing Staff

Our Municipal members are the Local Government Council workers that the public most often see in action as they utilise their skills to maintain and build infrastructure provided by councils.

The ASU has coverage of all outside workers employed by Local Government Council. This is known as the ME division because historically, the award that they were employed under was known as the Municipal Employees Award. This includes roles such as:

  • Sanitation (Waste Collection)
  • Gardeners
  • Labourers
  • Plant Operators
  • Grader Operators
  • Landfill
  • Construction
  • Maintenance
  • Parks and Gardens
  • Mechanics
  • Carpenters
  • Weighbridge Operators

Social and Community Services (SACS)

Our Social and Community Services members work for non-government (but often government funded) organisations that provide support services to the Western Australian community. The services vary widely and include community legal services, crisis accommodation, employment services, refuges, counselling and aboriginal corporations.

The roles that we cover include:

  • Social Workers
  • Community Development Workers
  • Counsellors
  • Advocacy Officers
  • Accounts and Finance
  • Administration and Clerical Staff
  • Case Workers
  • Anthropologists
  • Care Worker
  • Community Campaigners
  • Domestic Violence Advocates
  • Family Support Workers
  • Legal Officers
  • Outreach Workers
  • Mental Health Workers
  • Youth Workers
  • Welfare Officers
  • Drug Education Councillors
  • Refuge Workers
  • Aboriginal Health Workers
  • Detox Officers
  • Support Worker

Energy (Energy/IT)

Our Energy and Information Technology Division includes three sectors - Electricity, Gas and Information Technology. Often providing essential services to Western Australia, our coverage includes:


  • Clerical and Administrative Staff
  • Meter Readers
  • Electricity Industry Workers
  • Pole Inspectors
  • Faultmen
  • Technical Officers
  • Power Station Controllers
  • Supervisors
  • Analyst Programmers
  • Production Officers
  • Operator Maintainers
  • Customer Services Officers
  • Network Officers
  • Engineers
  • Accountants
  • IT Officers


  • Project Officers
  • Contract Officers
  • Mechanical Technicians
  • Electrical Technicians
  • Inspectors
  • Network Officers
  • Land Officers

Information Technology

  • Service Technicians for Computers, Networks, Photocopiers, and General Business Equipment
  • Computer Analysts
  • Field Service Officers 

Clerical & Administrative (ACCS)

Though it is one of our widest ranging divisions, put simply our ACCS members provide office support in a variety of industries. They work in private sector Administrative, Clerical, Customer Service and Call Centre roles in industries such as:

  • Call Centres
  • Road Transport
  • Health Funds
  • Retail
  • Higher Education
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical Practises

Some of the roles include:

  • Accounts/Finance Officers
  • Customer Services Officers
  • Document Control Officers
  • Office Managers
  • Recruitment Officers
  • Telemarketers
  • Court Reporters
  • Payroll OfficersQuality Assurance Officers
  • Training Coordinators


Our Transport members perform a variety of roles from frontline customer service to operations in the transport industry. Our Transport division consists of three sectors - Airlines, Rail & Bus and Shipping. The Workplaces and roles that fall within ASU coverage include:


  • Customer Service Officers (Check In Staff)
  • Reservations Staff
  • Administration
  • Finance and Administration
  • Freight Clerks
  • Mangers
  • Catering Personnel
  • Customer Services Agents
  • Resource Planners
  • Travel Consultants
  • Load Controllers
  • Baggage Services

Rail & Bus

  • Station Administrative Staff
  • Customer Services Officers
  • Revenue Collectors
  • Inspectors
  • Train Controllers
  • Depot Masters
  • Electrical Control Officers
  • Liason Officers
  • Ticketing Control Officers
  • Project Officers
  • Suburban Operations Coordinators


  • Shipping Clerks
  • Port Controllers
  • Travel Agents/Consultants
  • Reservation Agents