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ASU election year 2019

26 June 2019 By ASU

All National Office Bearer positions (5) in the ASU are up for re-election by the collegiate college of National Executive members this year as follows:

National President
National Vice-President
National Secretary
Assistant National Secretaries (2)

Nominations open on Wednesday 26 June and close at 12 noon (AEST) on Wednesday 17 July 2019.

ASU elections are conducted by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) which is the same government agency that conducts the federal elections.

The AEC has appointed a Returning Officer: Allison Valentine, to conduct the collegiate elections. The contact details for the AEC Returning Officer can also be found in the attachment.

The AEC Returning Officer is impartial and will make sure every candidate gets a fair go.

The ASU is a democratically run union.The Five National Officers of the Union are elected every four years.

Under the Rules of the Union and the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 all financial members of the National Executive are entitled to vote should there be a contest for any position.

The AEC also places notices on their website:

ASU National Secretary David Smith said on 28 May 2019 that the ASU is a democratically run union.

He pointed out that the elections are conducted as per the Rules of the Union and the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009.

Election Result

The results of all of the Branch Elections are as follows:

Queensand Together Branch
Election Result


Queensland (Services and Northern Administrative) Branch
Election Result


New South Wales and ACT (Services) Branch

Election Result


New South Wales Local Government, Clerical, Administrative, Energy, Airlines & Utilities Branch

Election Result


Victorian Private Sector Branch
Election Result


Victorian and Tasmanian Authorities and Services Branch

Election Result


Taxation Officers' Branch

Election Result


South Australian and Northern Territory Branch

Election Result


Western Australian Division

Election Result
Contact Details
Name: David Smith
Telephone: 03 9342 1400