We know everyone is doing it tough because of COVID-19 so we are making it easier than ever for you to join MEAA.
If you have lost your job, lost income and are not receiving JobKeeper payments, you can now join your union for two months for the cost of one week’s membership*.
* Membership includes limited access to industrial services. Membership does not include insurance until you are a full fee-paying member.
I am not eligible but would like to apply for standard MEAA membership.
Upon taking up this offer, you will initially be charged one week of member fees.
Towards the end of the two month period we will contact you to discuss ongoing membership and whether you are in a position to commence regular deductions.
Originally known as the Australian Journalists Association (AJA) founded on December 10 1910, MEAA Media has a long and proud history of:
As a MEAA Media member you are part of a vibrant, active and independent professional association bringing the people who work in the media industry together under a single banner.
For the last 75 years Equity has been protecting and improving performers’ working conditions, lobbying and campaigning to improve the industries in which they work, hosting industry events, awarded excellent and providing professional development and protecting job opportunities .
As a MEAA Equity member you will be joining a long and proud history of professional performers coming together to better their careers and their industry.
You will have access to a range of excellent masterclasses, workshops and other professional development opportunities run by the Equity Foundation.
Being a performer is not a hobby. It’s a profession. Join the union for professional performers today!
It includes the musicians of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO), Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (ASO), Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO), Orchestra Victoria (OV), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO), Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra (AOBO), the Sydney Symphony (SSO) and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO).
Each constituent orchestra elects a representative to the National SOMA Executive to coordinate industrial and professional policies and to make representations to state and commonwealth governments.
We look after the interests of a huge variety of members: screen technicians, venue staff, costume designers, sound engineers, ushers, set builders, racing staff, lighting operators, animators, screen editors – to name just a few.
As the largest and most established union and industry advocate for creative professionals, we successfully campaign on major issues, fight for our members’ rights at work, lobby hard on industry policy, workplace health and safety and protecting employment opportunities.
Musicians Australia is a member-led initiative to build a better, fairer and more sustainable music industry.
As the new union for working musicians, Musicians Australia will define the sensible floor of professional standards and behavior; set a guide to fair, reliable fees; and partner with industry to rebuild confidence in our live music industry.
The Theatre Orchestra Musicians Association is an initiative of MEAA to provide industrial services and advocacy for theatre orchestra musicians.
The association has been established by and for orchestral and commercial musicians employed in commercial theatre to campaign for sustainable and fulfilling careers for freelance orchestral and commercial musicians.
The mission of TOMA is to protect and advance the economic, workplace and professional interests of its members who are self-employed freelance professional orchestral and commercial musicians.
MEAA currently offers student membership to final year acting or media students. Your MEAA student membership gives a variety of benefits and access to member-only events dependant on the section you join:
As a MEAA member you are part of a vibrant, active and independent professional association bringing the people who work in the creative industries together under a single banner.
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