When can I retire?

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Find out when you can retire

If you’re wondering when you can retire in Australia, there are two important numbers to be aware of: your Preservation Age and your Age Pension Age.

  • Your Preservation Age is the minimum age you must reach before you can access your super. 
  • Your Age Pension Age is the age at which you're able to access the Government Age Pension if you meet eligibility requirements.

How much do you know about retirement in Australia? Take the quiz to find out.

1. What is the average retirement age of AustralianSuper members?

  • 55
  • 60
  • 65

2. When do most Australians plan to retire?

  • 55
  • 60
  • 65

3. How many AustralianSuper members plan to receive the Government Age Pension?

  • 25%
  • 50%
  • 60%

What age can I retire?

Many people in Australia would say you can retire at 67, but actually, that’s the age you can access the Government Age Pension, if you’re eligible. There is no specific age that you can retire, however, there are rules around when you can access your super and the Government Age Pension. 

Tips to manage your career as you approach retirement

The age you finish working is one thing, but retirement is also about what your life will look like when you stop or wind down work. Between making your retirement plans and the day you step away from work here are some ways you can manage your career as you prepare for the future.


Need more help?

Got a question about super or retirement? Head over to our Help & Support centre for our frequently asked questions directory and more help options.

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