Your advice options

Face to face or over the phone, speak to us about how professional advice can help you plan for your retirement.

Getting started

Sometimes all you need is a little help understanding your super options.

We have a range of advice options to help you every step of the way. After all, we’re committed to helping you create the future you want.

Getting started

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Online calculators^

Our online calculators can help you plan for a better future. See how you can top up the Government Age Pension with your super, or figure out your insurance cover needs. Our calculators are a good first step to help your financial decision-making.

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Seminars

Our retirement and financial planning seminars are held Australia-wide at no additional cost to you, and run for about an hour with time afterwards for questions. Find out more and sign up now.

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Simple*

Call 1300 300 273 and ask to speak with an advice team member for a Super Health Check, or simple, personal advice on making an investment choice, adding extra to your super, personal insurance, and retirement income options. Quite often, your advice queries can be solved over the phone.

Comprehensive*

For broader advice, meeting face-to-face with a professional adviser can help when you want a tailored, comprehensive financial plan and have a number of financial matters to think about. And where available, you may have the option to meet with an adviser using a secure video link from the comfort of your own home. Call 1300 300 273 and ask to speak with an advice team member to arrange an appointment, or go to Find an Adviser.

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How much does advice cost?

You’ll be pleased to know that any general information, like adding to super or information about insurance cover or investment options is provided by the fund at no additional cost – just ask for a Super Health Check. And simple, personal advice over-the-phone, such as contributing to your super, changing your investment options to suit, or how much insurance you may need is also paid by the fund.

Some simple, personal advice like transitioning to retirement options or starting an income stream in retirement may be subject to a small fee. This is discussed before any work is started.

For more complex advice, your first face-to-face consultation is complimentary. After that, your adviser will agree any costs upfront with you in writing. You can meet with an adviser either at one of our CBD offices located in every state and territory, or you can find an adviser within your locality from our registered network. And where available, you may have the option to meet with an adviser using a secure video link from the comfort of your own home.

We don’t pay advisers incentives, bonuses or commissions. Ever.

Advice fees are charged on a no-commission, fee-for-service basis. Where a Statement of Advice (SOA) is prepared, you may be quoted a fee for the advice based on its type and complexity.

And you can rest easy knowing any adviser who works with us is guided by a set of principles that puts your best interests first

Pay for advice with your super

Most members can choose to pay for advice by using savings drawn from your AustralianSuper account.

So long as the advice is solely related to your AustralianSuper account – and this covers all our super and retirement income accounts – you can depend on this simple and convenient way to pay for your advice.

Your adviser will help guide you through the available options.

How advice can support the lifestyle you want

The right professional advice could support the lifestyle you want in a whole range of ways:

  • Professional expertise – can help you understand all your investment options and complex legislation, and find ways to improve your financial position.
  • Personalised – objective and unbiased advice that delivers a long term plan, and is in your best interests and right for your situation.
  • Financial coach – answers questions, builds your knowledge, reviews your plans, and increases your financial knowledge and confidence.
  • Plan and implement – transforms a financial plan into manageable pieces and then makes sure that all parts are applied.
  • Decision support – sometimes it can be really hard to make decisions when your financial future is at stake. A financial adviser can help you make them.
  • Compound savings – over time, even a small financial gain made through professional advice can significantly increase your investment.

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What you get with face-to-face advice*

For more information on face-to-face advice, download our Getting advice through AustralianSuper fact sheet.

*The financial advice you receive will be provided under the Australian Financial Services licence held by a third party and not by AustralianSuper Pty Ltd and therefore is not the responsibility of AustralianSuper Pty Ltd. AustralianSuper has also engaged Industry Fund Services (IFS) ABN 54 007 016 195 ASFL 232514 to facilitate the provision of financial advice to members of AustralianSuper. This advice is provided by one of our financial advisers who are Authorised Representatives of IFS. These advisers are not authorised to provide financial product advice (or any other financial service) on behalf of the Trustee of AustralianSuper. Some personal advice may attract a fee, which would be outlined before any work is completed and is subject to your agreement. With your approval, the fee for advice relating to your AustralianSuper account(s) can be deducted from your AustralianSuper account.

^Online calculators allow you to explore your potential options in more detail. The financial outcomes provided by our online calculators, should be read together with the relevant Product Disclosure Statement. These outcomes are reliant on the accuracy of the information you have entered and before taking action you will need to consider the appropriateness of the financial outcomes, taking into account your objectives, financial situation and needs.

In some circumstances, your adviser may recommend products outside of AustralianSuper where commission may be payable.

More information

If you still have some questions about your advice options with AustralianSuper, read our Live the life you want brochure, or simply call us on 1300 300 273 weekdays 9.00am – 5.00pm AEST.

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