Supporting the independent education community

Update – NSW schools and early childhood centres affected by bushfire


The Catholic Education Office Canberra Goulburn is developing a package of support for the school communities and staff affected by the fires.


Please do not hesitate to contact the union if you need assistance in relation to employment issues or because you have been financially impacted by the fires and will have trouble paying your Union fees - by phone 1800 467 943 (toll free for country members) or 8202 8900 or email to


If members feel they may be unable to return to work because of the impact of the fires please discuss this with your principal and let the union know of any problems. We have been in contact with the employers and we will be continuing these discussions.


Members may also wish to contact the federal government for assistance. For more information call the disaster relief hotline at 1802266 or visit their website.


The union has been advised that at this stage financial support is the best way to support victims of bushfire. IEU members may wish to donate at:


The ACTU bushfire relief fund


The Australian Red Cross


or the NSW Rural Fire Service