The United Services Union has always celebrated Union Picnic Day whether at our Metro picnic day* in March or around the state at regional picnic days throughout the year. For USU members working in Local Government Union Picnic Day is a Public Holiday. Union Picnic Day is celebrated for the right reasons – giving employees with a common interest and goal the opportunity to gather together socially to promote a spirit of unity.

Check out your picnic day rights under the NSW Local Government (State) Award here.

* Whether you are entitled to a paid day off depends on your Award or Agreement.

All USU Metro financial members who work in the Clerical and Private Sector Industry, Energy Industry or Airlines Industry should check your Enterprise Agreement or ring the USU to see whether you are entitled to a Union Picnic Day off work with pay. If so, Metro members and their families can attend Taronga Park Zoo on the day for free.

If your Award or Agreement does not include Union Picnic Day off work with pay you are still entitled to attend on 13th March if you pay Union Picnic Day rates, however you will need to make alternate leave arrangements. Not sure? Talk to your USU Organiser or ring the USU Support Team on 1300 136 604.


USU Metro Picnic Day 2022 will be held at Taronga Park Zoo on Friday 11th March 2022.

Check out some photos from Metro picnic day 2021.

Check out some photos from Metro picnic day 2020.

Check out some photos from Metro picnic day 2019.

Been thinking of joining the USU? Not only do you receive protection at work, journey protection insurance, professional representation and other discounts, you can enjoy annual Union Picnic Day.

Membership is also tax deductible! Join today!

Full Picnic day conditions can be downloaded here.