Compare super funds

Learn the three most important factors to consider when you compare super funds, so you can feel confident in the future you’ve worked hard for.
Learn the three most important factors to consider when you compare super funds, so you can feel confident in the future you’ve worked hard for.

How to know AustralianSuper is the right choice for you

Strong, long-term performance

When you compare super funds, look at long-term performance history1, not just how the fund is performing today. We're one of Australia's top performing funds over 5, 7, 10, 15 and 20 years based on the Balanced option1.

Significant net benefit

This is what your overall financial position could be after taking away admin and investment fees. Take a look at the chart below to see how AustralianSuper’s net benefit has outperformed the average super fund and retail fund over 5, 10, and 15 years.

Low fees

As Australia’s largest, most-trusted2 super fund we use our size and scale to secure low fees6 and costs for members - meaning less is taken from their super balance and they can benefit from additional returns.

Compare us against 200 other super funds

Keen to weigh up our investment, fees, insurance and member services against other funds on an ‘apples-to-apples’ basis? Use the free AppleCheck comparison tool – provided by independent research firm Chant West.


Compare net benefit performance

Even in retirement, our history of strong performance and low fees has given AustralianSuper members an advantage over the long term. The following table compares AustralianSuper’s Choice Income net benefit against the average super fund and the average retail super fund. It shows how a member’s balance would have grown over 10 years to 31 December 2021, whilst still drawing a regular retirement income. 

Net benefit
  Starting balance Average yearly income payment over 10 years Investment earnings over 10 years (less fees) Balance after 10 years
AustralianSuper Choice Income account Balanced option $300,000 $23,600 $442,900 $506,800
All super funds (average) $300,000 $21,900 $346,200 $426,900
Retail super funds (average) $300,000 $21,100 $300,300 $389,600

Net benefit refers to investment earnings to 31 December 2021 (less admin and investment fees). Investment returns are not guaranteed. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future returns5.

The above table shows that if a member retired 10 years ago and started with a balance of $300,000 in an AustralianSuper Choice Income account – and withdrew on average $23,600 each year over 10 years as regular income – their balance would have grown to $506,800.

Take a moment to compare how we perform against other super funds with the free, independent Chant West Pension AppleCheck tool or find out more about how our account based pension can be a regular source of income.

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