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Office contact information. The office is open to members.

The office is now open to members. We ask members and visitors to maintain Covid-19 rules of 1.5m distance and use good hygiene practices.

Before coming into the office, we ask members to use the relevant numbers listed below to assist with your inquiries. 

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

For the purchase of merchandise:

Please use the drop-down box at the top right hand corner to order on-line.

Membership inquiries:

 Reception:  (03) 9662 3388

Secretary and Assistant Secretaries

Secretary:  Earle Setches

Assistant Secretaries:  Paddy McCrudden or Jake Cranny

0407 361 296

Industrial Officer

Paul Coffey - 0448 908 923

Any other inquiries

Please use the form on the page "Contact Us


Billy Jovanovski            0488 060 848             
Nick McCubbin               0412 560 573
Billy Ramsay                   0447 733 122
Simon Jewell                  0457 310 336
John Haitas                     0423 647 209

Ryan Russell                   0401 028 676

Herc Kolokithas             0438 690 018

Marcus Pickles               0474 438 802

OH&S Officers. 

Steve Rocco - 0433 875 546

Chris Giblin -  0433 694 310

General Meetings are on in June

All members are encouraged to come along and participate. Refreshments and light supper will be provided after the meetings.

Melbourne Branch will be held on Tuesday 18th June at 5.00pm, Trades Hall, next door to the Union Office.

Geelong Branch will be held on Wednesday 26th June at 5.00pm, Tanner St Breakwater.

All Members welcome.

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.

Mass Meeting endorses Construction EBA

Today members unanimously voted to endorse the EBA campaign for 2024-28 as put to them by Secretary Earle Setches.
More to come.


Members that plan on getting travel insurance MUST lodge their registration form a minimum of 2 working days prior to travel. 

Protection for you and your family

Starting 1 December 2023, the new travel insurance cover is available to financial members who pay full rates, as valued members of the CEPU (PPTEU) Plumbing Division Victoria and Western Australia, at no additional cost*

*Subject to Terms and Conditions (financial full rates members only, eg, apprentices will need to pay full rate for the period of application and travel)

Click here to register.

To read all about the new insurance, click here for the link to the Member Insurance page.

PPTEU - Creating new exciting opportunities for more women to enter the Plumbing Industry

The Victorian Government has established a comprehensive Social Procurement Framework. The Frameworks objective relate to fair and inclusive employment. This includes providing more opportunities for women in non-traditional or leadership roles.

To do our part and to encourage women's participation in our great industry, we are pleased to announce an exciting new opportunity for daughters and grand daughters of PPTEU members.


We are taking expressions of interest and recommendations from our members regarding potential candidates for the program.

If you have a daughter or grand daughter  interested in becoming a plumber, please contact us by email at

Places are limited.

Interested candidates for the program must provide a short introduction letter and resume.

To read more about the program, click here.

PPTEU partners with ADA Australia

The PPTEU has had the backs of plumbers and their families since 1850. It’s core union business to look out for the safety and wellbeing of our members, both on and off the job. 

At the PPTEU, we want all members to have access to the right information and right support, to foster supportive workplaces, a change in culture and attitudes around mental health, drugs and alcohol, and for all members and their families to be safe and well.

That is why we are working with ADA Australia to provide you with the PPTEU Support and Learning Hub ensuring valuable content and training is easily accessible across all platforms, for all members. It will provide you and your families with access to information that increases awareness and takes you through positive personal practices to help ‘ride out’ challenging times. This guidance, support and information will help PPTEU members understand and recognise their own mental health and stress responses, and assist them with positive coping strategies.

We encourage every member to make use of this opportunity, and to be always safe and always well.

If you or someone in your family needs support or guidance with any of the matters presented, please contact us and find out how your union can help.

Stay safe, stay strong.

Earle Setches
PPTEU Victorian Branch

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Remember to use you PPTEU membership number beginning with M0 to login.

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.

Click or tap on the image to view the 2024, Future, and Previous RDO Calendars.

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