You can contribute to an AustralianSuper account for your spouse – whether they're working or not.
You can make contributions on behalf of your spouse (married, de facto or same sex) if your spouse is under 70. Conditions apply between ages 65 and 69.
How to add to your spouse's super
If your spouse is already an AustralianSuper member
- Log into your account and go to the Make a contribution page.
- Select the 'Spouse Contribution' button. This will open the Spouse contribution form.
- Complete and submit the form.
If your spouse is not a member
They will need to join AustralianSuper before you can contribute to their super. Your spouse can join online and receive their membership details right away.
You may be able to claim a rebate from the Government for spouse contributions in your tax return. You can put in up to $3,000 as a super contribution and get a tax rebate of 18% (up to $540) if your spouse earns less than $13,800.
For more information contact the Australian Taxation Office.