Welcome to the Australian Maritime Officers Union website

The Australian Maritime Officers Union was formed when the Merchant Service Guild and the Australian Stevedoring Supervisors Association amalgamated.

The AMOU has a proud and continuous history extending back to the 1880's and is resourced to represent the professional and workplace interests of members including: Masters and Officers in the 'bluewater' and 'offshore oil and gas' maritime sectors, Marine Pilots, Tug Masters, Bunkering, Dredging Industry, Stevedoring Supervisors, Ferries crew, Port Services, VTS/Port Control, Marine Tourism together with Professional/Administration/ Supervisory/Technical staff of Port Corporations and Marine Authorities.

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AMOU Office Job Vacancy

5 August 2014

Administration Assistant

A permanent part-time Administration Assistant position (minimum 25 hours per week) will be available in the Australian Maritime Officers Union Sydney Office starting 22 September 2014. We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills, a friendly phone manner and at least 3 years' experience as an Administration Assistant.

Duties include:

  • Reception
  • Data entry
  • Database maintenance
  • Bookkeeping
  • Travel arrangements
  • Website maintenance
  • Member enquiries
  • General office duties

The following skills are required:

  • Database experience
  • Bookkeeping experience
  • Excellent communication skills and a friendly phone manner
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) skills
  • InDesign experience would be great but not necessary

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  The AMOU embraces flexible work hours and the employment conditions are as per the AMOU Staff Agreement.  Please submit resume and cover letter no later than close of business 22 August 2014 to admin@amou.com.au.


Welcome Meghann Papa

The AMOU is pleased to announce that we have a new Industrial staff member. Meghann Papa joined the Union on the 17th March 2014 as an Industrial Officer.

Prior to joining the AMOU Meghann has worked for United Voice as an Organiser and the Transport Workers' Union of Australia (TWU) as a Legal/Industrial Officer.

Meghann has experience in Employment and Industrial Relations, Contract Law, Workers' Compensation, Occupational Health and Safety and Equal Opportunity.

In her capacity as an Organiser and an Industrial Officer Meghann has stood up for the rights of employees in achieving fair and equitable outcomes in a broad range of areas. Meghann is committed to ensuring the members she represents are not disadvantaged when it comes to their rights and joins the AMOU at a time when Unions and their members are being increasingly exposed to workplace challenges and change.

Meghann's involvement with, and commitment to, the Trade Union Movement came very early in life, becoming a union member when she was 15 years old.  Meghann also has a strong family connection with the Maritime Industry, including her father who was a member of the AMOU before leaving the Maritime Industry after more than thirty years of service.

In addition to her experience as an Industrial Officer and Union Organiser Meghann has a law degree from Murdoch University and is an admitted solicitor. I am sure all members will join me in welcoming Meghann to the AMOU team. Her addition to our ranks will no doubt further enhance the quality of service available to members.

 Meghann Papa


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Australian Maritime Officers Union

National Office:   Suite 1, Level 5, 377 Sussex Street, Sydney 

Postal:              PO Box 407, Haymarket NSW 1240    

Phone:              02 9264 2388   

Fax:                  02 9267 4766     

Email:                amou@amou.com.au      

Website:            www.amou.com.au