Veterans and their issues are central to the MUA's work, from retirement security and health care. Veterans are also part of the backbone of the MUA's industrial and political activism.


For more information about the Veterans' Committee, contact:

Branch contacts:

President - Bob Lee (mob) 0416151109
Secretary – Bill Giddins (mob) 0409122140
Treasurer – Glen Wood (mob) 0413003010
Minutes Secretary – Alan Guihenneuc (mob) 0431423230

Western Australia 
Jimmy Donnelly (mob) 0409 593 228
Click here to download the MUA WA Veterans Association Application Form

President - Alan Bloom (mob) 0438 077 999
Secretary - Roger Wilson 03 9376 6429
Treasurer - John Brittain 03 9465 7419

President/Assistant Secretary - Barney Sanders (mob) 0459292022/
Col Davies (mob) 0418198824/

South Australia
President – Alex McKechnie
Treasurer – Barry Hounslow
Secretary – Brian O’Neill
Please contact SA Branch Office (08 8447 1779)

Published: 23 Mar 2020

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During this current COVID-19 health crisis we have brought together the following information for members.
What is Coronavirus
Workplace Health and Safety Obligations
The Maritime Union of Australia has made the following demands on governments and employers during this global health crisis.

Published: 13 Oct 2023

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13 OCTOBER 2023

Maritime workers and Indonesian community come together to commemorate 'Black Armada' at Australian National Maritime Museum

Published: 18 Apr 2023


Published: 19 Feb 2023

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MUA marks 81 years since Bombing of Darwin during World War II

The Maritime Union of Australia's Northern Territory turned out in force this weekend to mark 81 years since the bombing of Darwin by the Japanese during World War II, and to mark and remember the sacrifice of maritime workers killed on Australian soil in service to their community.

Published: 10 Jan 2023

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Joseph Robert Crumlin, OAM

Master Mariner and military historian. Late of Mona Vale.

Passed away peacefully in hospital after a short illness on 9 January 2023 aged 93 years.

Loved husband of Erin (deceased)

Beloved father of Sean, Padraig, Kieran, Erin Mary, Joseph & Mary Kathleen.

Loved grandfather of Sol, Jed, Daniel, Shea, James, Benjamin & Rory. Beloved great grandfather of Benjy, Isabella, Malia, Finn, Maisie, Anneliese, Darby, Rosie, Ella & Poppy.

Published: 23 Dec 2022

Paddy Crumlin

National Secretary, Maritime Union of Australia

President, International Transport Workers Federation


As the MUA's 150th anniversary year comes to a close, have a safe and happy Christmas, a relaxing New Year with friends and family, and let's go into 2023 fighting for a better life for all workers, our families and the communities we live in.


Published: 10 Nov 2022


Published: 3 Oct 2022

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With great pride and in our 150th year, we invite all Members and Veterans to the unveiling of the Wharfies Mural on
Tuesday 11 October from 6pm.
Held at the Australian National Maritime Museum
2 Murray St, Sydney NSW 2000

Published: 28 Apr 2022


Published: 21 Mar 2022

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M.U.A.  National President’s Report                                                        February 2022

Comrades and friends,

This report is an appeal to all MUA. members, retired members, families, and friends.

In the political arena at this time in history we are facing so many unfriendly fronts from a government that has done nothing but attack the people they are supposed to represent.


Authorised by P Crumlin, Maritime Union of Australia, Sydney