Membership fees

AEU membership fees or subscription rates are determined each year by Branch Council, with criteria set by Annual Conference. You can download our rates sheet and check the direct debit payment dates below.

Union fees differ depending on membership category and time fraction. They also recognise that beginning teachers have a lot of expenses, so membership fees are lower for the first three years of teaching (if paid by direct debit).

While required to pay subscription fees for any period of paid maternity leave, fees are adjusted to reflect the member's maternity leave status. Read more

If you take maternity leave at full pay, you will continue to pay the full subscription rate. If you take your Maternity Leave at half pay, your subscription rate is halved accordingly. This acknowledges your change in circumstance and allows you to retain access to services and benefits provided by the AEU, including the capacity to seek support, advice or assistance throughout your paid maternity leave and unpaid family leave period. Most importantly, you will have the support of the AEU when negotiating your return to employment at the conclusion of your family/unpaid leave. Simply provide written notification of the start and end dates of your planned leave, indicating half or full pay, and we will adjust your rate accordingly.
 

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY

TIME FRACTION

DEBIT COLLECTION
(4 WEEKLY)

12 MONTHS

Schools:

  • Teachers

  • Principals

  • Instructors

Full-time
0.9
0.8
0.7
0.6
0.5
0.4
0.3
0.2
$60.82
$54.95
$49.08
$43.21
$37.34
$30.41
$24.54
$18.67
$12.80
$790.62
$714.31
$637.99
$561.68
$485.37
$395.31
$319.00
$242.69
$166.37

AMES

Full-time
0.9
0.8
0.7
0.6
0.5
0.4
0.3
0.2
$54.95
$49.66
$44.38
$39.10
$33.81
$27.47
$22.19
$16.91
$11.62
$714.31
$645.63
$576.94
$508.26
$439.58
$357.15
$288.47
$219.79
$151.11

Disability Services:

  • Instructors

Full-time
0.9
0.8
0.7
0.6
0.5
0.4
0.3
0.2
$40.27
$36.46
$32.64
$28.82
$25.01
$20.14
$16.32
$12.50
$8.69
$523.53
$473.92
$424.32
$374.72
$325.12
$261.76
$212.16
$162.56
$112.96

TAFE:

  • Contract Teachers/Instructors

  • Managers

Early Childhood:

  • Teachers

Full-time
0.9
0.8
0.7
0.6
0.5
0.4
0.3
0.2
$57.88
$52.31
$46.73
$41.15
$35.58
$28.94
$23.36
$17.79
$12.21
$752.46
$679.97
$607.47
$534.97
$462.48
$376.23
$303.73
$231.24
$158.75

TAFE Industrial Skills Instructors

N/A
$46.14
$599.84

Schools:

  • Casual Relief Teachers

Early Childhood:

  • Emergency Relief Teachers

TAFE/AMES:

  • Sessional Teachers

N/A
$18.67
$242.69

ES, including Koorie Educators

Full-time
0.9
0.8
0.7
0.6
0.5
0.4
0.3
0.2
$34.40
$31.17
$27.94
$24.72
$21.49
$17.20
$13.97
$10.74
$7.51
$447.21
$405.24
$363.27
$321.30
$279.33
$223.61
$181.64
$139.66
$97.69

Early Childhood Assistants

Full-time
0.9
0.8
0.7
0.6
0.5
0.4
0.3
0.2
$31.47
$28.53
$25.60
$22.66
$19.73
$15.73
$12.80
$9.86
$6.93
$409.06
$370.90
$332.75
$294.59
$256.44
$204.53
$166.37
$128.22
$90.06

Casual/Emergency Relief staff

  • Education Support staff

  • Early Childhood Assistants
    Disability

  • VSL (including Saturday morning casuals)

N/A $11.46 $149.00

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY

TIME FRACTION

YEAR 1
(4 WEEKLY)

YEAR 2
(4 WEEKLY)

YEAR 3
(4 WEEKLY)

Graduate Teachers, Career Change Programs & Para-Professionals

  • This discount rate available for four-weekly debit only; Career Change and Teach for Australia members receive the discount across the two years of the work/study program and the first year of teaching

Full-time
0.9
0.8
0.7
0.6
0.5
0.4
0.3
0.2
$37.34
$33.81
$30.29
$26.77
$23.25
$18.67
$15.15
$11.62
$8.10
$43.21
$39.10
$34.99
$30.88
$26.77
$21.60
$17.49
$13.38
$9.28
$49.08
$44.38
$39.68
$34.99
$30.29
$24.54
$19.84
$15.15
$10.45

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY

ANNUAL FEE

Associate Members

  • retired/resigned: includes AEU News

66.00

AEU News Subscription

60.00

Students

No Charge

AEU Victorian Branch direct debit and credit card schedule

2019

Bank First & credit cards: 3 January, 31 January, 28 February, 28 March, 25 April, 23 May, 20 June, 18 July, 15 August, 12 September, 10 October, 7 November, 5 December

Banks, Bank Australia & building societies: 17 January, 14 February, 14 March, 11 April, 9 May, 6 June, 4 July, 1 August, 29 August, 26 September, 24 October, 21 November, 19 December

Download AEU subscription rates

Read AEU refund policy

Who can join AEU Victoria?

Schools

  • Teachers
  • Principals
  • Assistant principals
  • Education support (ES) staff, including Koorie educators and technicians
  • Instructors
  • Teachers in strategic partnerships
  • Casual relief teachers (CRTs)

Early childhood

Preschools:

  • Teachers
  • Educators / Co-educators / Assistants
  • Casual / emergency / relief teachers
  • Preschool field officers

Early Intervention:

  • Teachers
  • Educators / Co-educators / Assistants
  • Coordinators
  • Preschool field officers

Long daycare:

  • Teachers in preschool program
  • Note: education assistants in childcare and long daycare are not eligible to join the AEU.

TAFE

  • Teachers
  • Industrial skill instructors
  • Senior educators

AMES

  • Teachers

Disability services

Adult training support services:

  • Instructors
  • Instructors (casual)
  • Directors
  • Assistant directors

Business Services:

  • Supervisors
  • Assistant supervisors
  • Senior supervisors

Employment Services:

  • Employment officers