An Industry in Crisis

The Australian media industry is broken.

More media workers are freelancing than ever before, yet freelancing is less secure, less safe, and less profitable.


We are the union for media workers.

Freelance journalists, writers, photographers and media workers are getting organised and standing together to end the crisis. 

Together we are working to make rates fair and transparent, get paid on time for our work and be protected from exploitation.

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Rate Tracker

The MEAA Rate Tracker is a tool by members, for members. By anonymously telling your colleagues what you were paid for a gig, you’re helping to build transparency and prevent undercutting. The more information you can provide, the closer we get to being able to set fair standards for freelancers in Australia.

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MEAA is the union for media workers.

The National Freelance Committee 

We are working freelance writers, photographers, and journalists from across Australia and proud MEAA members.
We aim to build power for freelance journalists to win a stronger industry with fair pay and respect for freelancers.

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance acknowledges the traditional custodians and cultures of the lands and seas on which we live and work. We pay our respects to all First Nations peoples, elders and ancestors. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded, and stand in solidarity towards a shared future.