If you’re planning to move abroad for an extended period, you may be curious as to what will happen to the funds you’ve accumulated in your superannuation account over your working life. 

While you are overseas, your super fund should stay the course in Australia, continuing to grow in maturity and (hopefully) earn you a return on your investment. Essentially, your super fund will continue to act as if you were in the country, even if you left Australia permanently.

Your super will continue to earn interest and provide a safety net for you after your retirement. If you’re employed by an Australian organisation and deployed overseas, your employer may continue to contribute to your super even if you live overseas.