The MBEA is an industry association that is registered under the Industrial Relations Act 1991 as an Industrial Organisation of Employers.

The Association was established more than 40 years ago, in 1974, initially to assist in developing a uniform scale of salaries and conditions throughout the Credit Union sector.

The Association has an affiliation with the Australian Federation of Employers & Industries (AFEI), which was previously known as Employers First and prior to that as the Employers Federation.

The AFEI has over 100 years of experience in working with employers and is unique in having an expert focus on all aspects of employment law and human resources management.

This affiliation provides members of the Association with a number of excellent services, such as Award information and a Workplace Hotline service.

The many services available through the affiliation with the AFEI are outlined in more detail under the Membership tab.