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For all the latest information on the COVID-19 pandemic and what it could mean for you as a member of our union, please visit our COVID-19 special page

Office contact information.

In line with recommendations with Government, we are taking preventative measures for the health and safety of the members and staff.  

The office is open to members, and restrictions still apply such as wearing of a mask, 1.5 m distancing in the foyer, one member at the reception desk at a time and hygeine principles still apply.

Before coming into the office, we ask members to be patient and to use the relevant numbers listed below to assist with your enquiries. 

We encourage you use the "contact us" link at the bottom of this page.

For the purchase of merchandise, this must be ordered online, using the "shop" drop down box at the top right hand side of this page.

We apologise for the inconvenience this causes, but these measures are necessary during this unprecedented health event. 

We strongly advise all members to use this web site to keep up to date with daily announcements affecting you and our industry. For general health advice on COVID- 19 you can call the Vic Government hotline on 1800 675 398 or check out their website.

Please use the following contact numbers:

Membership enquries:

Reception: 03 9662 3388

Secretary and Assistant Secretaries

Secretary:  Earl Setches

Assistant Secretaries:  Paddy McCrudden or Andy Wallace

0407 361 296

Industrial Officer

Paul Coffey - 0448 908 923


Paris Andriske -     0414 990 013
Billy Jovanovski - 0488 060 848
Norm Kelly -           0409 355 665
Nick McCubbin -   0412 560 573
Jake Cranny -         0402 817 127
Billy Ramsay -        0447 733 122
Simon Jewell -       0457 310 336
John Haitas -          0423 647 209

OH&S Officers

Steve Rocco - 0433 875 546

Chris Giblin -  0433 694 310

Any other enquiries

Please use the form on the page "Contact Us

Standing up for our industry since 1850

Your union has been defending members' rights and entitlements for over a century and a half. Today we are one of the fastest growing and most progressive trade unions in Australia. We continue to defend our licensing and registration systems, support training and trade development, and fight for the wages and conditions of members.

The PPTEU also has a proud history of advancing education, improving social welfare and promoting human rights.

Read more about the PPTEU.

Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre and Norman Disney & Young win AIRAH 2020 Excellence in Sustainability Award for PICAC Narre Warren Campus

The Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC) is thrilled to announce that our state-of-the-art Narre Warren campus has won the Excellence in Sustainability Award at the AIRAH Awards 2020. PICAC shares this Award with Norman Disney & Young (NDY) who oversaw the engineering of the project.

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) is the peak membership body for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) professionals and practitioners in Australia. The AIRAH Awards recognise excellence and achievement in Australia's HVAC&R Industry.

The Excellence in Sustainability Award recognises Australian initiatives that have made clear improvements in the sustainability of HVAC&R systems or the HVAC&R Industry.

PICAC Narre Warren was noted for its “strong passive design, indirect evaporative cooling units, relaxed temperature conditions, in-slab heating, and geothermal energy wells integrated into the structural piles.”

From the outset, PICAC envisioned a building that embodies innovation and sustainability and would showcase the latest technological developments in the industry. NDY oversaw an ambitious engineering strategy that has enabled PICAC Narre Warren to become the first Net Zero Energy (NZE) education and research facility in Victoria, Australia. 

PICAC Narre Warren is Australia’s first Net-Zero Energy training facility and the first building in Australia to utilise building foundation screw piling to source geothermal energy for its heating and cooling requirements. This makes it a beacon for best practice and showcases how smart energy systems can be incorporated into building design. The facility houses a 120 seat general auditorium; 12 training rooms; confined spaces and roof access training facilities and world leading facilities for welding and gas fitting training.

For more photos of the opening please view here.

View the time lapse video here.

Digital Clear Cards.

The PPTEU membership system is transitioning to a new digital system.

This new system is part of our ongoing effort to streamline the membership experience to provide ease and convenience for our members.

Financial members of the PPTEU are now able to download their Digital Membership Card to their smartphone. The Digital Membership Card will contain all of the information that is on your plastic membership card.

Members who want to take advantage of this facility must have a current email adress attached to their membership and be able to receive emails on their smartphone.

The process to transition over to the new system is straightforward. Once you have downloaded the Digital Membership Card, in future you will simply receive an email notifying you to login and download your new Digital Membership Card to save to your smartphone.

This will also be an ideal opportunity to check your membership details and update your information if required.

For further information, click here to view the simple steps and follow the prompts.

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