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Transport, Ports & Shipping

The ASU has coverage of members in a variety on transport, shipping and ports industries.

ASU members organise their workplaces to improve:

  • collective bargaining
  • occupational health and safety (OHS)
  • work and family balance
  • industry standards

The ASU also participates in the global collective. Global activity in transport, ports and shipping occurs though the ASU being affiliated to international unions such as the ITF (International Transport Federation) and UNI (Union Network International). These alliances help build links with all of the unions across these industries to maintain the best collective approach to improving our workplaces.


Following is a summary of the ASU's coverage in this sector. It is not exhaustive, so if you do not see your position or employer listed, you may still be eligible for ASU membership. Feel free to make an inquiry.

Position titles Major employers
  • station administrative staff
  • revenue collectors
  • inspectors
  • train controllers
  • administrative and shared services
  • asset management support
  • projects support
  • freight and coal support
  • services support
  • roster clerks (train crew)
  • team managers - infrastructure
  • safety officers, coordinators, facilitators
  • property managers
  • contracts managers
  • transit officers
  • station managers
  • duty managers
  • shipping clerks
  • port controllers
QR - Queensland Rail
QR National
Pacific National
State Transit Authority of NSW
Sydney Ferries
Australian Rail Track Corporation
Public Transport Authority of Western Australia P&O Nedlloyd