Australian Federated Union of Locomotive Employees
“Traincrew Representing Traincrew”

Australian Federated Union of Locomotive Employees
Traincrew Representing Traincrew


The A.F.U.L.E. is a delegate based union. That means the Union has a broad delegate base, and decision-making authority is devolved to the membership. 

  Our Branch Structure

The A.F.U.L.E has a branch in each location where Traincrew members are employed.

The day to day running of each Sub Branch is the responsibility of the Branch Committee. Each Branch has a committee to oversee the operation of the Branch.

Each Branch Committee is made up of:

Sub Branch Chairperson
Sub Branch Vice Chairperson
Sub Branch Secretary
Four (4) Committee Members
The Branch Committees are elected every three years from within the Traincrew ranks.

The Divisional Council

The governing body ofthe Union is the Divisional Council.  The Divisional Council has responsibility for the overall running and management of the Union, and is the supreme decision-making body.

The Divisional Council is made up of:

State President
State Vice President
State Secretary
Divisional Councillors

Divisional Councillors are elected from within the Traincrew ranks.  The State is divided into seven divisions.  Each Sub Branch of the Union is allocated to one of the seven divisions, with divisonal bourndaries being determined vy the AFULE Committee of Managment prior to elections. One Councillor (and one Proxy Divisional Councillor) is elected every three years by and from the members in each division.

State Secretary
The State Secretary is a full time position based in Brisbane. The State Secretary is elected every four years.

The State President and State Vice-President are honorary positions, elected every three years.


AFULE  nominations from for positions can be downloaded here