Date of registration: 31 March 1911
The organisation has 6 branches:
- Adelaide Branch
- Brisbane Branch
- Hobart Branch
- Launceston Branch
- Melbourne Branch, and
- Sydney Branch.
From 2015 the organisation presents 1 financial report, which incorporates the financial affairs of the head office and all of the branches, on the basis of a s.245 certificate (reporting units on an alternate basis).
The supreme governing authority of the organisation is vested in the Federal Council. It consists of the Federal Office Bearers and the members of all the Branch Committees. The organisation is also governed by a Federal Executive.
The Federal Office-bearers and Members of the Branch Committees previously elected every 2 and 4 years are transitioning to uniform 3 year terms. From 2018 all officers in the Union will be elected every 3 years.
Elections for office positions across the organisation are conducted by the Australian Electorial Commission.