About the Collieries’ Staff and Officials Association

The Collieries’ Staff and Officials Association (CSOA) is more than a union – we are also a professional association. We represent Collieries' staff and officials including supervisory, professional, administrative, clerical and technical employees, and we have been doing so since 1944. Our members are located across Australia in the coalfields of the Illawarra, Western District, the Hunter and Newcastle in New South Wales, the Bowen Basin, Surat Basin and Ipswich in Queensland and in Tasmania and Western Australia. We are run for members by members.

What we do

We support individual members with workplace issues, provide access to industry-leading professional development and career support, as well as a wide range of other services. With over 20,000 members, we amplify your voice on the policy and industry-wide issues that affect you. We work together for a better future for our members, to ensure we get the recognition, respect, and reward throughout your career and life.

You can find out more on how we support your industry here.

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