About Us

The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) is an Australian Trade Union registered under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009.

CFMEU Mining and Energy is a Division of the union.

Mining and Energy was first federally registered in 1915 as the Australasian Coal & Shale Employees Federation (ACSEF). A series of amalgamations in the 1990s, including with the Federated Mine Mechanics Association (FMMA) and the Federated Engine Drivers & Firemens Association (FEDFA), expanded the union. After a further series of amalgamations with construction and forestry industry unions, we became known as the Mining & Energy Division of the CFMEU.