How to pay super

Super must be paid to eligible employees at least quarterly using an online payment system. Thankfully, AustralianSuper is here to help with a fast, free and secure super clearing house called QuickSuper*.
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What is QuickSuper? 

QuickSuper offers AustralianSuper employers a fast, free and secure, government compliant online payment system that streamlines your superannuation payments. If you want to sign up for QuickSuper, you can apply online or contact us for support.

Why QuickSuper? 

There are many benefits in paying super to employees using the QuickSuper clearing house. First of all, QuickSuper makes it easy to pay employees’ super in one single payment, no matter what super fund they belong to. Secondly, QuickSuper complies with SuperStream – this is the way businesses must pay employee superannuation guarantee (SG) contributions to super funds. And finally, it’s fast, free and secure.

Features

QuickSuper does much more than just pay super. You can also:

  • create accounts for new employees
  • make additional or voluntary contributions
  • update business and employee details
  • use reporting to reconcile payments
  • create a detailed audit trail
  • choose your super payment frequency: weekly, fortnightly, monthly or quarterly.

*QuickSuper is a registered trademark and a product owned and operated by Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141. Westpac’s terms and conditions applicable to the QuickSuper service are available after your eligibility for the free clearing house service is assessed by AustralianSuper. A Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) is available from Westpac upon request. AustralianSuper doesn’t accept liability for any loss or damage caused by use of the QuickSuper service and doesn’t receive any commissions from Westpac if employers use this service. You can choose to make your contributions using a different service, but it needs to meet the government’s minimum data standards, visit ato.gov.au

 We’re here to help you make super payments 

AustralianSuper provides employers with a dedicated service team to help you set up QuickSuper and provide assistance with paying super when you need it. Call us on 1300 300 273, 8.00am to 8.00pm weekdays AEST/AEDT.

Once you have registered with AustralianSuper, you’ll receive a Guide to working with AustralianSuper. This includes step by step instructions on how to set up a new employee in QuickSuper, and how to pay super by direct entry or by file upload. There is also a comprehensive QuickSuper how-to-guide available to download below.

We also send out regular updates and reminders to help employers stay on top of their responsibilities. As a starting point, please read Super responsibilities for employers.

 

Our business portal simplifies your super management 

The AustralianSuper business portal is designed to complement QuickSuper, to help make managing super easier. The portal offers a number of additional benefits to those who manage and process super, such as payroll managers, accountants and bookkeepers. To learn more, visit our business portal page.

Setting up super for new starters

To set up super accounts for new starters, be sure to get their personal email address and mobile phone number so their contact details remain up-to-date, even if they change jobs. Find out more about new starters and super.

Frequently asked questions about paying super 

QuickSuper help and resources

QuickSuper how-to guide - pdf, 3.7MB

Download the QuickSuper how-to guide for step-by-step instructions on setting up your account and making super payments.

CSV file template - csv, 649KB

Use this CSV file template if you use a payroll system and want to make bulk super payments by file upload.

Not yet registered as an employer with us

It’s quick and easy to register via our simple online form. Once you’ve registered, you’ll be able to access the wide range of services and tools we offer employers.

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