AEU SA Branch Rules

The AEU South Australian Branch Rules are accessible via this link.

2016 AEU SA Financial Report

The Financial Statements of the Australian Education Union (South Australian Branch) have been audited in accordance with the provisions of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009. This report is provided for members in accordance with the Act and a resolution passed by the union's Committee of Management on 8 May 2017.
    Follow this link to download the report.

Branch Council

Branch Council is the supreme decision making body of the Union, determining policy, setting priorities and appointing Administrative Officers. Branch Council meets four times a year on a Saturday.

Branch Council delegates are elected annually in an election conducted by the Australian Electoral Commission. The number of delegates representing each Area is determined based on the number of financial members at 31 October in the preceding year.

Meeting dates for 2018:
7 April                2 June                25 August                17 November

Branch Executive

The affairs of the South Australian Branch are under the control of Branch Executive within the policies and direction set down by Branch Council. Branch Executive meets three times during school term time to give effect to decisions of Branch Council, deal with matters referred by committees or sub-branches and generally manage the affairs of the Branch. 

Branch Executive is comprised of the Branch President, Female and Male Vice-Presidents and Branch Secretary who are paid officers of the union, and sixteen Executive members made up of a member elected by and from each of SSO, TAFE, Children’ Services and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander members and twelve members representing DECD teacher and leader members. At least six of the twelve members representing DECD teacher members must be women.

The Branch President is responsible for making public statements on behalf of the union and presides at all meetings of Branch Executive and Branch Council. The President exercises a casting vote at meetings.

The powers of Branch Executive are set out in Federal Branch Rule 6.

Members of Branch Executive are also members of Branch Council.

Union Elections

The Australian Electoral Commission publishes a Post Election Report following the completion of union elections. Post Election Reports are available from the Australian Electoral Commission, or from the union.

Consultative & Standing Committees

AEU members are invited to nominate for AEU Standing and Consultative Committees in November each year. A nomination form is available via this link.

Standing Committees
Standing Committees comprise six members (three female and three male) who are elected for a two year term of office. Three Committee members are elected by November Branch Council to commence office in January the following year.

AEU Standing Committees are:

Country Conditions

The Committee monitors country working conditions and makes recommendations to Branch Executive on appropriate policy and action.


The Committee is chaired by the Treasurer and prepares the AEU budget and reviews expenditure on a quarterly basis.

Occupational Health Safety and Welfare

The Committee monitors OHS&W issues and advises on matters relating to the working environment and health of members and students.

Consultative Committees

There are nine members on each Consultative Committee and the committees provide advice to Branch Executive on matters affecting their membership sector.  All positions are for a one year term of office ending in December.

AEU Consultative Committees are:

Contract and TRT
Special Education
Status of Women
Leaders Consultative Committee
Aboriginal Educators
School Services Officers
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI
Early Childhood (up to 15 positions, a majority of whom shall be Children’s Services Act employees)