CFMEU Membership

If you’re a tradesperson or labourer working in the construction industry, then you’re probably eligible to join the CFMEU.

The CFMEU is here to protect and improve your wages and conditions. As a member, you are part of an organisation that has the collective power to negotiate with employers on your behalf.

The union also employs specialist staff to provide assistance and advice where it’s needed – whether you need an organiser on site, industrial representation in court, legal advice or a visit from the WHS Officer, as well as a whole range of other benefits and services.

We encourage you to join the Union and learn the value and importance of Unionism and its key attributes like strength, unity and mateship.

Contact us today on 02 9749 0400 and talk to our membership department if you are unsure whether you are eligible to join.

Membership Fees

New South Wales

Fee changes from 1st April 2024

Charging Classification

1st APRIL 2024


Direct Debit


Direct Debit & Payroll Deductions


$35.00 Joining Fee applicable for all trades except apprentices

Full Adult       (T1)




Public Sector (T3)




Foreman        (F1)




Assembler     (T6)




Apprentice 1st Year   


$  7.90

$  3.95

Apprentice 2nd Year


$  9.82

$  4.91

Apprentice 3rd Year



$  5.87

Apprentice 4th Year



$  7.80


Suspend or resign membership

If you are a financial member and wish to resign or temporarily suspend your membership, contact the office.

Please note we require all request to resign to be in writing. You can post a letter into our office or send us an email including your member number.

All fees and levies due when a Member's resignation takes effect are to be paid.

More detailed information is available in the Union Rules on the Fair Work website.