The national secretariat of the AMEU is based in Bryanston, Johannesburg, and provides a range of support services to the organisation. The reach of the national secretariat is extended by regional office bearers and administrators as well as by dedicated staff dealing with industry technical matters. The secretariat is managed by the general secretary of the association.

* Advocacy and representation work
* Accounting and treasury
* Membership registry and call centre
* Annual convention arrangements
* Committee arrangements
* Risk and compliance
* Publishing and digital communication


The secretariat is provided by a shared services centre for associations operated by the firm VdW&Co.