There's around $16 billion in lost and unclaimed super across Australia1.
It can be easy to lose track of super from past jobs. Searching and bringing your super into one account:
- means you’re not paying unnecessary additional fees and potentially multiple insurance premiums
- makes it easier to keep track of your super balance
- could boost your super balance in the long term.
Bring your super together in three easy steps
2. Search for your super
Verify your identity and we can search for your super2. Have two forms of ID handy eg driver's licence, Medicare card. If you’ve already done this, you’ll skip to step 3.
3. Bring your super together
Select the accounts you would like to bring together.
Things to consider
Insurance and other benefits
It’s important to check whether you’ll lose any existing insurance cover or other benefits after bringing your super funds together and whether your remaining cover is sufficient. Once you consolidate your super, any insurance cover in your other super accounts will be cancelled.
You may not be able to claim upon multiple insurance policies, so consider whether you need more than one policy or whether you can get enough insurance through one super fund. If you have insurance in your other super account and would like to transfer that cover to us, you’ll need to submit a Transfer your insurance cover form and receive confirmation from us that your cover has been transferred before combining your super.
Contributions to super
Check where any contributions are being paid for you so that they’re being directed to an account you want to keep open.
If you’ve made personal super contributions to your other fund and wish to claim a tax deduction, you’ll need to lodge a notice with them and have it acknowledged or confirmed before combining your super.
Cost of transferring
You should check if fees or costs will be charged in the super account you’re transferring from, for example a buy-sell spread or capital gains tax may apply when transferring.
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If you have a financial adviser, we recommend you speak to them about whether bringing your super together is the best option for your situation.
1. Australian Tax Office, 27 February 2023, ATO Super data: lost, unclaimed, multiple accounts and consolidations, accessed 28 February 2023.
2. Note: if the ATO‘s SuperMatch service is not available, we will not be able to search for your other super account(s).