MEAA Musicians

The MEAA musicians section represents Australia’s professional musicians. This includes SOMA (Symphony Orchestra Musician Association), Musicians Australia (for freelance musicians) and TOMA (Theatre Orchestra Musicians Association).

The MEAA musicians section aims to protect and develop the pay, conditions and professional interest of its members.

MEAA campaigns on workplace health and safety, superannuation, building a sustainable industry, building industry-wide standards for minimum rates as well as promoting the cultural and economic significance of music and musicians in our culture.

Cameron Brook, the Federal President of MEAA Musicians, has been the tuba player in the WA Symphony Orchestra since 1983. He has been representing the interests of musicians since the mid 1980s, and has a deep knowledge of the industrial, political and financial issues faced by the sector. He is an experienced negotiator and has represented the interests of musicians at a board and government level.


Paul Davies is the Director of MEAA Musicians. Paul has worked as a national official for a number of unions over the past 20 years, most recently as NSW Director of Professionals Australia. He has set up and led campaigns in a many different industries, from childcare (Big Steps) to engineering and public infrastructure (Australian National Engineering Taskforce). He is motivated by the need for unions to adapt, change and grow. He has degrees in Arts and Law and is a keen amateur musician.


MEAA Musicians National Committee

  • Cameron Brook Musicians Federal President
  • Leon Gaer NSW President
  • Carl Polke VIC
  • Tania Hardy-Smith VIC
  • Francesco Lo Surdo WA
  • Ben Salter TAS

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Why I’m a member…

Tania Hardy Smith“Being a member of MEAA means I’m connected to like-minded people who care about contributing to a fair and effective work environment.” Tania Hardy Smith is a member of Orchestra Victoria.


Cameron Brook “Being a MEAA member gives us all a voice in improving our workplace, and access to excellent professional and legal advice when needed.” Cameron Brook is a member of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.



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