Australian Letter Carriers' Association

Identity area

Type of entity

Trade union

Authorized form of name

Australian Letter Carriers' Association

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Commonwealth Public Service Fourth Division Employees' Union of Australia

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1912 - 1925


The Australian Letter Carriers' Association was registered in Victoria under the Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Act on 25 September 1912. The Association was an amalgamation of several unions, most notably, the Victorian Letter Carriers' Association which had been operating prior to Federation. By 1924 the Association became known as the Commonwealth Public Service Fourth Division Employees' Union of Australia and a year later amalgamated with the Australian Postal Linesmen's Union and the Postal Sorters' Union of Australia to form the Amalgamated Postal Linesmen Sorters' and Letter Carriers' Union of Australia which changed its name in 1926 to the Amalgamated Postal Workers' Union of Australia.


Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Representation for postal workers

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Internal structures/genealogy

General context

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Control area

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Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Entered from deposit description 13 December 2012




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