The Australian Rail, Tram and Bus Industry Union

The “Power of Union” in Western Australia

The Rail, Tram and Bus Industry Union (RTBU) is the foremost advocate and representative organisation for the rail and public transport industries in Australia. This site is home to the WA Branch of the State Union & the WA Branch of the Federal Union and we hope that you can find helpful information here to confirm why you should be a member of the RTBU and harness the “Power of Union” in your workplace.

The RTBU remains a strong, united, and powerful union and all our efforts go toward making the lives of our members better. It’s our only focus. Our beliefs remain as important now as they did over a century ago.


If you work in the rail or public transport industries and are normally based in Western Australia, click below to find your relevant section and join the RTBU.


The RTBUWA is governed in accordance with its registered Rules, assuring fair process and democratic representation.


RTBUWA staff and officials are tirelessly working to keep the Union running smoothly and moving forward. Click below to get in touch.

What’s new with the RTBU in WA?

Recall Election 2023

Dear Members, Under the RTBU rules, a further recall election (Insufficient Nominations Election) needs to occur for…

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