What is the preservation age?

What is the preservation age?

To access your super savings, generally you need to have permanently retired from work and have reached your preservation age. This depends on your date of birth. 
 

Date of birth  Preservation age
Before 1 July 1960 55
1 July 1960 – 30 June 1961 56
1 July 1961 – 30 June 1962 57
1 July 1962 – 30 June 1963 58
1 July 1963 – 30 June 1964 59
After 1 July 1964 60

In certain limited cases, the Government will allow early access to your super

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