Here's what you need to know about super, to maximise your money while you're here
What is Super?
Superannuation (super for short) is Australia's compulsory national pension scheme. While you're working down under, at least 9.5% of your pay will be put into an Aussie super fund. This money is then invested in global shares and other assets.
What if I'm a Kiwi?
Kiwis must either leave their super in Australia or move it to a KiwiSaver provider back home. They cannot cash out their super like other temporary residents.
What if I become a permanent resident before I leave?
Once you're a permanent resident, you cannot cash out your super when you leave Australia. Today only Kiwi's can transfer their full balance to their home pension plan. The earliest age you will be able to access your super is 60.
What if I'm here on a 457 visa?
If you never held a Working Holiday visa, then when you leave your DASP payment is what's left over once you've paid a 35% tax on the taxed part of your super, and a 45% tax on the untaxed part. You can learn more here.
What if I had a Working Holiday visa, and now I don't?
It sucks, but under the current law, working holidaymakers, who later switched to a different visa (like the 457 sponsorship visa), will pay 65 per cent tax on all super accumulated into the same account, no matter what their new sponsored visa status is.
Is there anyway around this?
Yes! Set up a separate super account once you move from a Working Holiday Visa to a sponsored visa. We can make this transition easy at Zuper.
We make it easy for working holiday makers and permanent residents leaving Australia to make the most of their super
Super is your money. Our goal is to make sure it works as hard as possible for you while you're here and when you leave.
1 year fee holiday for permanent residents who have permanently left Australia, and who have been Zuper members for at least 6 months
Help processing your DASP payment when you leave
We don't think the 65% tax on your super is fair. We're lobbying the UK and Australian government on your behalf to keep more in your pocket when you leave. Sign our petition here.
What is Zuper Super?
Zuper is a low cost super fund that helps you:
As a world leader in medical research, Novartis is taking their achievements to a new level - having developed the first molecularly-targeted cancer therapy.
Leading the way in sustainable power generation, First Solar operates some of the largest grid-connected solar power plants in the world. If the sun is shining, First Solar will be catching it for you.
Multinational Garmin bring GPS navigation and wearable technology to the automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor and fitness markets. Wherever you want to go, Garmin help make it possible.
You'll also be invested in companies like this
All our funds are tobacco and controversial weapons free
Who is Zuper?
We’re just like you; young, innovative, and passionate about the world we live in - and not from here.
We've made Australia our home, coming from as far afield as New Zealand, the UK and the US. It means we know how hard it is to manage your money as an expat, and we want to make it easier.
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"I had no idea about how super worked, and could have missed out on thousands of dollars. Thanks to Zuper, I won't"
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Join Zuper today for simpler expat super
Visas, jobs and flats are hard enough. Let us take the hassle out of super for you, so you can make the most of your time in Australia
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All material on this website has been prepared by Zuper Financial Pty Ltd (ABN 32 615 224 890) (Zuper), Zuper is a Corporate Authorised Representative (CAR No.125855) of Instreet Investment Ltd (ABN 44 128 813 016; AFSL 434776). The information contained on this website and in our emails is general in nature and has been prepared without taking into account your financial objectives, situation or needs. Before making a decision in relation to your super you should read the Zuper Super PDS, speak to a licensed financial professional and consider if the information is appropriate to you.
Zuper Super is issued by Diversa Trustees Limited (ABN 49 006 421 638), (AFSL No 235153), as trustee of LESF Super (ABN 13 704 288 646).