||Welcome to the web page of
the Customs Officer's Association of Australia (COA). The COA is
a registered trade union as defined by the Commonwealth's Workplace
Relations Act of 1997. The COA was established to represent the
industrial interests of Australian Customs Officers working on community
protection, compliance, revenue collection, facilitation and related duties
throughout Australia. The COA remains one of the few independent
workplace-specific trade unions at a national level in Australia.
The COA mission is expressed in our motto, "Protecting Those Who Protect Community and Commerce". To assist you to learn more about those aspects of the COA which interest you, we have provided a number of buttons and links to your left. These lead to other pages which provide additional information on particular subjects. For example, to learn more about the background and history of the COA and some of the issues which affecxted Customs Officers in days past, please activate the 'History' button/link.
The COA currently has in excess of 400 active members engaged on Customs duties throughout Australia, and new members are seeking to join every week. The COA has also been engaged to represent the industrial interests of a number of other Customs Officers. To learn more about the duties performed by Australian Customs Officers, please activate the 'Customs' button/link.
The COA is active in representing the industrial interests of its members in their roles of protecting the Australian community, collecting public revenue, and assisting trade between Australia and the world. To learn more about the current activities of the COA, please activate the 'Activities' button/link.
The COA is not prepared to sit by and watch the right of our members to equitable working conditions eroded by the provocative industrial policies of the Howard Liberal Government. The COA is also not prepared to sit by and watch the Australian community and commercial sector left vulnerable by the neglect and indifference of government and bureaucracy. To access the latest information about the COA's position on current and emerging issues, please activate the 'News' button at left.
The COA has formed a number of strategic alliances with like-minded organisations. We are also keen to promote access to the universe of information available through the Internet as a means of assisting our members to be more effective Customs Officers. If you wish to learn more about our strategic alliances, or to acquire more information about Customs or industrial relations-related subjects, please activate the 'Links' button/link.
To make direct contact with members of the COA Executive, please activate any of the following e-mail links:
Activate this link to leave a message in our Guest Book.
You can also reach us by conventional mail at:
To assist members and visitors in searching the World Wide Web, we have included direct access to the WebCrawler Search engine below.