AEU Tasmania

Quality Education for All

We are 6,000 principals, teachers and support staff who work in public schools, colleges and TAFE. We come together as the AEU Tasmania to fight for quality public education – because every child is worth it.

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The global pandemic COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus presents a range of personal and professional challenges for educators. Parents and educators are looking for clear and accurate information, which we hope to provide you with on this page.

Recent Media Releases

NAPLAN must go

The national report into the debacle behind the 2019 NAPLAN online testing regime has shown that after a decade of NAPLAN it is time for it to go, and be replaced by an assessment mechanism that puts teaching and learning at its heart. Today’s NAPLAN 2019 National...

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Education cuts entrench Tasmanian poverty and bad health

The Australian Education Union today condemned $109 million of cuts to education confirmed in today’s Revised Estimates Report. “Cutting education funding when the health and wellbeing of many Tasmanian children and young people is in decline makes a bad situation...

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Violence against teachers demands budget response

Teachers have been facing unacceptably high levels of violence for years and deserve an urgent budget response from the government to deliver more professional support staff, according to their union, the AEU. “The Australian Education Union has been demanding more...

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AEU Fact Sheets

AEU factsheets are designed to provide a quick and easy guide to commonly asked questions about issues affecting you and your employment. Check out our website for factsheets relevant to your sector.

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AEU Election Notice

Declaration of Election Results

Congratulations to the following successful candidates for AEU Tasmania Branch officer positions:

AEU Branch Deputy President – DoE Sector

David Genford

DoE Sector Council Delegate from North Western Region

Lisa Taylor

TAFE Division Branch Council Delegate

Cameron McKinnon


Support Staff Sector Council Delegates from Southern Region

Rebecca Greeves
Harriet King

Support Staff Sector Council Delegates from North Western Region

Tanya Adams
Liam Grossmith

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Free Legal Advice for AEU Members

We have formed a partnership with leading Tasmanian law firm, Ogilvie Jennings, to offer AEU members limited free legal advice in the form of an initial appointment on work or non-work related matters.

To make an appointment call the AEU on 1800 001 313 or email us on the form below. This offer of free legal advice is in addition to the high-level advice and support that the AEU continues to provide members on work-related issues.

Member Benefits

If you’re an AEU member you can enjoy savings on everything from getting married to buying a house. Then there are benefits of being part of Tasmania’s largest education union that we don’t think you can put a price on. These include a sense of belonging, camaraderie, protection and the opportunity to work together to make a positive difference for public education and TAFE. Which ever way you look at it – it pays to belong!

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Member Support Centre

The AEU offers a range of services and support for its members through its network of Industrial Officers, workplace Representatives (Reps), Organisers and the AEU Membership Team.

If you’re having an issue at work, your first port of call should be to your Workplace Rep. If they are unable to help you, they will refer you to our central office where the Internal Organiser will assess your query, provide advice or refer you to an appropriate officer.

Hours: 8.30am-5pm, Monday-Friday
P: 03 6234 9500
Toll free: 1800 001 313

Membership Services

Our Membership team can help you with questions about your AEU membership such as subscription renewals.

It’s also important that you keep us up to date about your personal and professional information such as contact details and hours of work.

Contact the membership team om 1800 001 313 or email

Recent News

AEU offices Christmas closure

The AEU Hobart office will close at 10:30am on Friday 20th December and re-open at 8:30am on Monday 6th January 2020. Contact details for urgent matters can be obtained by calling the Hobart Office on (03) 6234 9500 or 1800 001 313 or by email:

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AEU Tas eReporter News 22nd October 2019

Click here to download printable pdf version Contents President’s Wrap First Aid Allowance Increase Toileting Allowance Increase Support Staff update – your feedback on government position AEU Win on Lab Techs formula! Big back pay win for Paul at TasTAFE Darren Scott...

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AEU Tas eReporter News 24th September 2019

Click here to download printable pdf version Contents President’s Wrap Record breaking rallies - School Strike 4 Climate Unions Tas - Youth Forum invitation EducationHQ Unsung Heroes Awards 2019 Excursions and Risk Management 2019 Arthur Hamilton Award for Outstanding...

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AEU Tas eReporter News 30th August 2019

Click here to download printable pdf version Contents President’s Wrap 2019 Arthur Hamilton Award for Outstanding Contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Wear It Purple Day – 30 August LGBTIQ+ Resources and Support AEU Elections Principals...

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