As a member of the RTBU you are able to immediately access a range of industrial and workplace services and resources for industrial education, services, training and representation.

The RTBU also provides a range of direct non-industrial services, such as legal aid, health insurance, taxation advice, financial funds, dental services, education programs, scholarships, holiday units and packages, superannuation benefits, social clubs, a credit union, housing loans and a range of other social, recreational and welfare facilities for members.

Click on the links below to find out more.


Insurance and Financial Services


Real Insurance

IEU_Web-Banner_Home-779x540-v3The RTBU Tram and Bus Division are always looking at ways to add value to your membership.

With this in mind, we have negotiated a deal with WageCover and Real Insurance to provide discounts on you general insurance*.

IEU_Web-Banner_Car-779x540-v3Members could enjoy:

Up to a 25%* discount on Car Insurance.

Up to a 30%^ discount on House and Contents Insurance.

We know that every dollar counts, and hope these savings will really help you.

There is no obligation, so if you would like to get a quote and compare your options, just click on the links to the right and fill in your details.

The Real Deal is a free service to our members and their families.

If you need any more information, or would prefer to speak to a Real consultant, call their dedicated hotline on 1300 884 768.

We hope that you and your family enjoy these special savings!


Wage Cover

WageCoverLogo@3xWageCover Australia provides tailored sick leave benefits, and discounted car and home insurance to transport workers. You can contact them on 02 9970 8411.


Encompass Credit Union

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Encompass, the Transport Credit Union, has been providing quality banking and financial services to the Rail and Transport Industry as well as the wider community for over 60 years.

RTBU Members can also access cheaper home loans and other services.

Get in touch to discuss your situation and see if Encompass can get you a better deal. Contact them on 13 13 61 for more information.


RTBU Holiday Parks

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Located on the waterfront at Jervis Bay, the RTBU Holiday Park offers members a family friendly holiday with modern, fully furnished units near pristine beaches.

Click here to find out more.

For bookings, contact the RTBU Branch Office on 02 9264 2511.


Rosebud, Victoria

The Tramway Holiday Units are an escape for Victorian RTBU members, and you can enjoy them too. Situated on the Mornington Peninsula, an hour south of Melbourne, these apartments have all you’ll need for an affordable family get away just an 100 metres from the beach.

All bookings should be made to site manager Denis, on 03 5982 2766


Caloundra, Queensland

In the heart of Caloundra, and just an hour north of Brisbane are the RTBU Holiday Apartments. The two and three bedroom apartments with modern kitchens, air conditioning, and swimming pool have stunning views of the ocean.

For bookings, contact The Professionals Caloundra on 07 5491 1400.


Accommodation Discounts

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Set on the beautiful Hastings River at Port Macquarie, the Aquatic Caravan Park is the perfect family get away.

Click here to book, or call the park on 02 6584 9155. To request more information email


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Just by booking through the TFE Hotels website directly and paying with your credit card, members can now enjoy discounts at all Adina, Vibe, and Travelodge hotels worldwide.

Click the link here, or use the discount code TH6234129 when making your reservation to get the special rate.

All bookings should be made through TFE Hotels directly, with all travel questions or issues directed to the hotel.


Legal Assistance

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Slater and Gordon provide a dedicated service for union members.

By clicking on the link and downloading the letter of referral, you can also get your first consultation free.

Please fill out letter of referral and either email to or fax 02 9319 4341 back to the Union Office for approval.

Slater and Gordon also offer a free will service – potentially saving members hundreds of dollars.


Mortality Benefit

Current financial members are entitled to a mortality benefit of $2,500. For more information contact the union office on 02 9319 7277.



*Up to 25% discount consists of 10% promotional savings applied to all new car policies, and additional 10% saving for online applications, both first year only. Up to 5% off to exclude drivers under 25. Minimum premiums may reduce savings discount.

^Up to 30% discount consists of 10% promotional saving applied to all new Home/Contents policies, and additional 10% saving for online applications, both first year only. Additional 10% for a combined Home and Contents policy. Minimum premiums may reduce savings discount.

Real Insurance is a trading name of the product issuer, The Hollard Insurance Company Pty Ltd (Hollard) ABN 78 090 584 473 AFSL No. 241436. Any advice provided is general only and may not be right for you. To decide if the insurance is right for you, please carefully read the relevant Product Disclosure Statement.