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SOPAA is run by Officers, not union officials.


- Zero party politics means lower fees for members.

- Workplace issues are resolved in a consultative manner.

- All member issues are completed and not left unresolved.

- Receive an initial response to your issue within one business day.


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 Who are Red Union? 


SOPAA is a part of the Red Union Support Hub, a group of professional associations whose primary purposes are the protection of its members.

When you join a Red Union, you're joining 10's of thousands of nurses, teachers, doctors, police officers and more who have chosen a better alternative


 How We Can Help You 

Workplace Protection

SOPAA Inc's expert industrial support team are considered to be some of Australia's best. SOPAA Inc guarantees expert industrial support to ensure you're represented for a variety of workplace issues including Enterprise Bargaining, pay disputes, internal disputes, bullying and more. Most importantly, we guarantee a resolution to your issue.

RUSH will pay for a lawyer to act on your behalf for matters that require one.

As a subscriber, you also have access to discounted non-workplace related legal advice for certain matters - and there is no charge for the first phone call. Contact our Hotline to find out more.

Legal Representation

Critical Incident Hotline

SOPAA has partnered with Jahnke Lawyers to provide a 24-hour Critical Incident Hotline for SOPAA members to call in the event they are involved in any criminal-related incident such as a shooting, death in custody or an accident during a pursuit. Jahnke Lawyers have the knowledge and resources to ensure you receive the full protection afforded to you under the law.

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SOPAA Membership for Police Officers and Affiliate Options

RUSH will apply on your behalf to SOPAA (LTD), SOPAA Inc and various sister organisations to ensure you receive the protection you need. Read more about our structure here.

Only working Police Officers may hold the status of Member. Non-working members cannot vote or become a delegate.

Affiliates are entitled to the same legal backup and support services as Members, the only limitation is that they cannot vote or become a delegate and gain voting rights for the Association.



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Enterprise Bargaining & Working Condition Advocacy

  • Skilled negotiation of Enterprise Agreements.
  • Advocacy on workplace policy, procedures and system change.
  • Advocating for workplace change by applying pressure to governments and employers through the media or political system.

SOPAA Inc Legal Defence Fund

The SOPAA Inc Legal Defence Fund is a fund that is levied in addition to your regular subscription fee to RUSH. Considering the elevated risk of the profession and the regular involvement of the courts for a lot of SOPAA Inc matters, a temporary levy, the SOPAA Inc Legal Defence fund, is collected in addition to your subscription fee. 

This will ensure that you remain protected if you need it. The fund will continue to grow until it reaches its cap, at which point the fund will no longer be levied to members.

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 Our Guarantees 

Zero Party Politics

No member funds can be used for any party-political purpose or to support any political party. 

With no class wars to fight, no party political agendas to fulfil, no ideological barrows to push and no exorbitant executive salaries to pay, SOPAA is able to exclusively focus on asserting its members' interests.

If you would like to prevent your money from funding the ALP and prefer to keep it in your own pocket, join SOPAA today.

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Australia's Most Contactable Professional Association Guarantee

When we say we want to be Australia's most contactable professional association, we mean it. Therefore, we guarantee a response to all frontline enquiries made by members within 24 business hours (public holidays excepted).

Still don't think we mean it? If you don't receive a response to your frontline enquiry we will give you $25 off of your next member payment.

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The Sworn Officers' Professional Association of Australia (SOPAA and/or SOPAA LTD) is a professional association. SOPAA Inc is an industrial association whose principal purpose is to protect and promote the interests of members in matters concerning their employment or professional engagement. No membership fees are used to support any political party (including the ALP), so we are able to source and/or provide representation for all members, on all issues, better than our competitors.

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Critical Incident Hotline | Mobile: 0418 865 443 | Office: 07 3188 5727 | More Information
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