Access your super

Super is a long-term investment for your retirement, so you normally can’t access it until you’ve reached your preservation age. However, there are some special circumstances where you may be eligible to access your super early or before reaching your preservation age. 

When can I access my super?

  • After you reach your preservation age.  
  • In times of financial hardship.
  • On compassionate grounds.
  • If you’re a temporary resident permanently leaving the country.
  • If you are terminally ill or permanently incapacitated. 

If you want to make a withdrawal before the end of this financial year, it will need to be submitted by 19 June. This will ensure your withdrawal request is received prior to the end of the financial year.

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Find out more

  1. Check out our Accessing your super fact sheet for more information about accessing your super. To rollover your super to another fund, please contact your new fund directly.
  2. Give us a call on 1300 300 273.  


AustralianSuper supports SuperFriend

Created by a group of Industry super funds and group life insurers, SuperFriend brings together the resources of a wide range of health organisations and offers information and advice to members including, simple and effective ways to improve physical and mental wellbeing, detecting the symptoms of common mental and emotional difficulties, and where to go if you need help. 

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