A best performing super fund

Being with one of Australia's best performing super funds could help you make the most of your savings in the future. AustralianSuper has consistently delivered strong long-term performance1 for members, while also providing low admin fees2. As a multi-award winning and trusted fund3, these are just some of the reasons why 1,400 people choose us every day4.

A proudly member-first fund

As an industry super fund, we don’t pay dividends or profits to shareholders so the money we make goes back into the fund for the benefit of members. We choose to focus on providing strong, long term performance to benefit members, because we believe they’re the fund’s greatest investment.

A top long-term performer

When you’re choosing a super fund, it’s important to look at the fund’s long-term performance history and not just how it’s performing today. Our Balanced option is among the best performing over the long term with an average annual return of 8.31% over the last 10 years and 9.32% since inception (August 1985) to 31 March 20241.


See how our performance compares

Our Balanced investment options for super and Choice Income have delivered strong, long-term performance. Compare our average annual investment returns over the 10 years to 31 March 20241.

AustralianSuper Balanced Option Median Balanced Retail (Master Trust) Median Balanced
Super 8.31% 7.21% 6.78%
Choice Income 9.12% 7.95% 7.24%

The table above shows how the Balanced option for super and Choice Income outperformed the median by 1.1% and 1.17% respectively. When you’re looking at performance, it’s essential to look at the net benefit – this is what is left in your super after administration, investment and transaction fees and costs have been deducted.

Compare our net benefit performance

Investing for you

Super is your money, and it’s important to invest in ways to help it grow. As Australia’s largest super fund7, managing more than $300 billion with over 3.3 million members5, we’re ranked as one of the top 20 largest pension funds globally6.


Local and global reach

We use an active investment strategy aiming to deliver better returns for members. With highly skilled investment teams in Australia, London, New York and Beijing, we continually research and monitor local and global investment markets, economies, business and consumer trends, and company performance. This approach helps us identify the best potential investment opportunities and make decisions about the best time to sell.

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Important information to consider

  1. AustralianSuper Balanced investment option compared to the SuperRatings Fund Crediting Rate Survey - SR50 Balanced (60–76) Index and SRP50 Balanced (60–76) Index to 31 March 2024. Investment returns are not guaranteed. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future returns. Returns from equivalent options of the ARF and STA super funds are used in calculating return for periods that begin before 1 July 2006.
  2. Source: Zenith CW Pty Ltd (Chant West) (ABN 20 639 121 403). Chant West Super Fund Fee Survey December 2023. Survey compares administration fees and costs for MySuper products for a $50,000 balance. Other investment fees and costs also apply. Fees may change in the future which may affect the outcome of this comparison.
  3. Awards and ratings are only one factor to be taken into account when choosing a super fund.
    a) Readers Digest Most Trusted Brands – Superannuation category winner for 12 years running 2013-2024 according to research conducted by leading independent research agency Catalyst Research. Read the full methodology.
    b) AustralianSuper received the Canstar Outstanding Value Award – Superannuation in 2011 - 2024, and Outstanding Value Award – Account Based Pension in 2018 - 2023. Read the methodology here
    c) Chant West Best Fund Investments Award 2023 winner. Read the methodology here.
    d) AustralianSuper is the winner of the Roy Morgan Most Trusted Brand in Superannuation for 2022 and 2023. The award is based on research from the Roy Morgan Risk Monitor which, since late 2017, asks around 2000 Australians each month which brands they trust and which they distrust.
  4. Average new members over 12 months to 30 June 2023.
  5. AustralianSuper has a total of 3.3 million members and $316 billion in member assets as at 31 December 2023.
  6. Thinking Ahead Institute, Willis Towers Watson, Global top 300 pension funds, September 2023.
  7. Source: APRA Annual fund-level superannuation statistics June 2023. Released 13 December 2023.
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