Women and Super

Join an ever-growing circle of financially empowered women

Average lower earnings, time out from the workforce, and longer life expectancy, are just some of the reasons women can be on the back foot when it comes to super. But we’re committed to changing that, with you.

Super actions you can take today

Some small actions can help you get across your super. Here’s 3 things to consider which may help you boost your super balance and allow you to gain more financial control*.

Consider salary sacrificing

Find your lost super

Consolidate and save


Here’s what AustralianSuper is advocating for, to get the conversation started


Guarantee Abolishment

Abolishment of $450 per month minimum earnings to receive Superannuation Guarantee: we’re advocating  to abolish this because everyone has the right to financial security.


Mandatory Contributions

Increase of mandatory contributions from 9.5% to 12%: We’re campaigning for this, because the difference of just 2.5% would make a significant difference for many women come retirement. 


Low Income Contributions

Low Income Superannuation Tax Offset: We successfully campaigned to retain this, knowing two thirds of eligible low income earners are, in fact, women.

Women in Super - Booklet

We believe your best super outcomes will come when we’re both working together. Get some insights around some of the small actions you can take.


Supporting Women in Super

We’re a proud partner of Women in Super (WIS), who share our commitment to improving retirement outcomes for women.


Future face of poverty

We partnered with Monash University to investigate the gender gap in super and evaluate some of the key factors that contribute to it.

Read the report

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*You should consider your debt levels before adding to your super . You should ask your super provider for information about any fees or charges that may apply, or any other information about the effect combining your super may have on benefits, such as insurance cover, before making a decision.
^Based on the returns of the AustralianSuper Balanced Investment option compared to the median investment return in the SuperRatings SR50 Median Balanced Survey. Comparisons over different time periods: 1, 3, 5 and 7 years to 31 December 2017. You can view returns for all AustralianSuper investment options here.

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