Statewide Super

StatewideSuper Personal

Past 5-year return
6.53%
Admin fee

$91

Calc fees on 50k

$571

SuperRatings awards
MyChoice PlatinumInfinity RecognisedChoice Super of the Year Finalist
Past 5-year return
6.53%
Admin fee

$91

Calc fees on 50k

$571

SuperRatings awards
MyChoice PlatinumInfinity RecognisedChoice Super of the Year Finalist

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Pros and Cons

Pros and Cons

  • Access to in-house professional financial planning services.
  • Member educational tools, newsletters and eNewsletters.
  • Secure 24/7 website access via Statewide Super Online.
  • Free member education and retirement seminars.
  • Comprehensive death and disablement insurance options.
  • 1 standalone Socially Responsive Investment option.

Summary

Statewide Super was established in 1986 to provide for the retirement needs of South Australian workers, with Statewide Super Personal commencing in 1997. The fund is a public offer fund and allows members from all industries to apply for membership. The fund was a finalist for the 2021 MyChoice Super of the Year award.Statewide Super offers an investment menu of 6 Diversified options and 4 Single Sector options. The MySuper option outperformed the relevant SuperRatings Index over the 1, 5 and 7 year periods to 30 June 2020.Fees are lower than the industry average across all account balances assessed, with the administration fee capped at $500 pa. Members are entitled to one free investment switch per financial year and the fund does not charge buy-sell spreads.Statewide Super's insurance offering allows eligible members to apply for up to $5 million of Death cover and up to $3 million of TPD cover. Members can also apply to increase cover following the occurrence of a prescribed Life Event without additional underwriting. Income Protection with a benefit period of 2 years, covering up to 85% of salary, is available following a 60-day waiting period. A great range of additional benefits are provided to members, including financial planning services, comprehensive banking products through ME Bank, discounted health insurance, as well as special offers through the Statewide Super's rewards program. Statewide Super Online further allows members to view and update account details, as well as perform transactions.

Features and Fees

Statewide Super Fees and Features

Features

Variety of options

Binding nominations

Account size discount

Online Access

Home loans

Financial planning service

Non-lapsing binding nominations

Employer size discount

Anti-detriment payments

Credit cards

Insurance Cover

Health insurance

Insurance life event increases

Total and permanent disability cover

Long term income protection

Fees

Admin fee

$91

Administration fee (%)

0.11%

Switching fee

$20

Investment fee

0.85%

Indirect cost ratio (%)

Exit fee

$0

Pros and Cons

  • Access to in-house professional financial planning services.
  • Member educational tools, newsletters and eNewsletters.
  • Secure 24/7 website access via Statewide Super Online.
  • Free member education and retirement seminars.
  • Comprehensive death and disablement insurance options.
  • 1 standalone Socially Responsive Investment option.

Statewide Super was established in 1986 to provide for the retirement needs of South Australian workers, with Statewide Super Personal commencing in 1997. The fund is a public offer fund and allows members from all industries to apply for membership. The fund was a finalist for the 2021 MyChoice Super of the Year award.Statewide Super offers an investment menu of 6 Diversified options and 4 Single Sector options. The MySuper option outperformed the relevant SuperRatings Index over the 1, 5 and 7 year periods to 30 June 2020.Fees are lower than the industry average across all account balances assessed, with the administration fee capped at $500 pa. Members are entitled to one free investment switch per financial year and the fund does not charge buy-sell spreads.Statewide Super's insurance offering allows eligible members to apply for up to $5 million of Death cover and up to $3 million of TPD cover. Members can also apply to increase cover following the occurrence of a prescribed Life Event without additional underwriting. Income Protection with a benefit period of 2 years, covering up to 85% of salary, is available following a 60-day waiting period. A great range of additional benefits are provided to members, including financial planning services, comprehensive banking products through ME Bank, discounted health insurance, as well as special offers through the Statewide Super's rewards program. Statewide Super Online further allows members to view and update account details, as well as perform transactions.

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Statewide Super Fees and Features

Features

Variety of options

Binding nominations

Account size discount

Online Access

Home loans

Financial planning service

Non-lapsing binding nominations

Employer size discount

Anti-detriment payments

Credit cards

Insurance Cover

Health insurance

Insurance life event increases

Total and permanent disability cover

Long term income protection

Fees

Admin fee

$91

Administration fee (%)

0.11%

Switching fee

$20

Investment fee

0.85%

Indirect cost ratio (%)

Exit fee

$0
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Past 5-year return
6.53%
Admin fee

$91

Company
Statewide Super
Calc fees on 50k

$571

Features
Advisory services
Death insurance
Income protection
Online access
Term deposits
Variety of options
SuperRatings awards
MyChoice PlatinumInfinity RecognisedChoice Super of the Year Finalist
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Past 5-year return
6.53%
Admin fee

$91

Company
Statewide Super
Calc fees on 50k

$571

Features
Advisory services
Death insurance
Income protection
Online access
Term deposits
Variety of options
SuperRatings awards
MyChoice PlatinumInfinity RecognisedChoice Super of the Year Finalist
Go to site
More details
Past 5-year return
New
Admin fee

$91

Company
Statewide Super
Calc fees on 50k

$571

Features
Advisory services
Death insurance
Income protection
Online access
Term deposits
Variety of options
SuperRatings awards
MySuper PlatinumInfinity Recognised
Go to site
More details

FAQs

What happens if my employer falls behind on my superannuation payments?

The Australian Taxation Office will investigate if your employer falls behind on your superannuation payments or doesn’t pay at all. You can report your employer with this online tool.

Is superannuation included in taxable income?

Superannuation is not included when calculating your income tax. So if you have a salary of $50,000, your assessable income would be $50,000, not $50,000 plus superannuation.

That said, superannuation itself is taxed. It is generally taxed at 15 per cent, although if you earn less than $37,000, you will be reimbursed up to $500 of the tax you paid.

Can I carry on a business in an SMSF?

SMSFs are allowed to carry on a business under two conditions.

First, this must be permitted under the trust deed.

Second, the sole purpose of the business must be to earn retirement benefits.

How is superannuation regulated?

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) regulates ordinary superannuation accounts. Self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) are regulated by the Australian Taxation Office.

How does superannuation affect the age pension?

Most Australians who are of retirement age can qualify for the age pension. However, depending on the size of your assets and post-retirement income, you might be entitled to only a reduced pension. In some instances, you might not be entitled to any pension payments.

What are reportable employer superannuation contributions?

Reportable employer superannuation contributions are special contributions that an employer makes on top of the regular compulsory contributions. One example would be contributions made as part of a salary sacrifice arrangement.

Can I choose a superannuation fund or does my employer choose one for me?

Most people can choose their own superannuation fund. However, you might not have this option if you are a member of certain defined benefit funds or covered by certain industrial agreements. If you don’t choose a superannuation fund, your employer will choose one for you.

What are the age pension's age rules?

Australians must be aged at least 65 years and 6 months to access the age pension. This eligibility age is scheduled to increase according to the following schedule:

Date Eligibility age
1 July 2019 66 years
1 July 2021 66 years and 6 months
1 July 2023 67 years

How can I increase my superannuation?

You can increase your superannuation through a ‘salary sacrifice’. This is where your employer takes part of your pre-tax salary and pays it directly into your superannuation account. Like regular superannuation contributions, salary sacrifices are taxed at 15 per cent when they are paid into the fund.

What compliance obligations does an SMSF have?

SMSFs must maintain comprehensive records and submit to annual audits.

Do I have to pay myself superannuation if I'm self-employed?

No, self-employed workers don’t have to pay themselves superannuation. However, if you do pay yourself superannuation, you will probably be able to claim a tax deduction.

What is MySuper?

MySuper accounts are basic, low-fee accounts. If you don’t nominate a superannuation fund, your employer must choose one for you that offers a MySuper account.

MySuper accounts offer two investment options:

  1. Single diversified investment strategy

Your fund assigns you a risk strategy and investment profile, which remain unchanged throughout your working life.

  1. Lifecycle investment strategy

Your fund assigns you an investment strategy based on your age, and then changes it as you get older. Younger workers are given strategies that emphasise growth assets

Can my employer use money from my superannuation account?

No, your employer can’t touch the money that is paid into your superannuation account.

How does superannuation work?

Superannuation is paid by employers to employees, at least once every three months. The ‘superannuation guarantee’ is currently 9.5 per cent – which means that your employer must pay you superannuation equivalent to 9.5 per cent of your salary. The guarantee is scheduled to rise to 10.0 per cent in 2021-22, 10.5 per cent in 2022-23, 11.0 per cent in 2023-24, 11.5 per cent in 2024-25 and 12.0 per cent in 2025-26.

Superannuation is generally taxed at 15 per cent. However, if you earn less than $37,000, you will be automatically reimbursed up to $500 of the tax you paid. Also, if your income plus concessional superannuation contributions exceed $250,000, you will also be charged Division 293 tax. This is an extra 15 per cent tax on your concessional contributions or the amount above $250,000 – whichever is lesser.

You can withdraw your superannuation when you meet the ‘conditions of release’. The conditions of release say you can claim your super when you reach:

  • Age 65
  • Your ‘preservation age’ and retire
  • Your preservation age and begin a ‘transition to retirement’ while still working

 

What are reportable superannuation contributions?

For employees, there are two types of reportable superannuation contributions:

  • Reportable employer super contributions your employer makes for you
  • Personal deductible contributions you make for yourself

Can I take money out of my superannuation fund?

Superannuation is designed to provide Australians with money in their retirement. The government has strict rules around when people can take that money out of their fund because it wants to prevent people eroding their savings before they reach retirement.

As a general rule, you can only take money out of your superannuation fund when you reach:

  • Age 65
  • Your ‘preservation age’ and retire
  • Your preservation age and begin a ‘transition to retirement’ while still working

That said, you can take money out of your superannuation fund early based on one of these seven special conditions:

  • Compassionate grounds
  • Severe financial hardship
  • Temporary incapacity
  • Permanent incapacity
  • Superannuation inheritance
  • Superannuation balance under $200
  • Temporary resident departing Australia

When did superannuation start in Australia?

Australia’s modern superannuation system – in which employers make compulsory contributions to their employees – started in 1992. However, before that, there were various restricted superannuation schemes applying to certain employees in certain industries. The very first superannuation scheme was introduced in the 19th century.

How do you access superannuation?

Accessing your superannuation is a simple administrative procedure – you just ask your fund to pay it. You can access your superannuation in three different ways:

  • Lump sum
  • Account-based pension
  • Part lump sum and part account-based pension

However, please note that your superannuation fund will only be able to make a payout if you meet the ‘conditions of release’. The conditions of release say you can claim your super when you reach:

  • Age 65
  • Your ‘preservation age’ and retire
  • Your preservation age and begin a ‘transition to retirement’ while still working

The preservation age has six different categories:

Date of birth Preservation age
Before 1 July 1960 55
1 July 1960 – 30 June 1961 56
1 July 1961 – 30 June 1962 57
1 July 1962 – 30 June 1963 58
1 July 1963 – 30 June 1964 59
From 1 July 1964 60

There are also seven special circumstances under which you can claim your superannuation:

  • Compassionate grounds
  • Severe financial hardship
  • Temporary incapacity
  • Permanent incapacity
  • Superannuation inheritance
  • Superannuation balance under $200
  • Temporary resident departing Australia

What is the superannuation rate?

The superannuation rate, or guarantee rate, is the percentage of your salary that your employer must pay into your superannuation fund. The superannuation guarantee has been set at 9.5 per cent since the 2014-15 financial year. It is scheduled to rise to 10.0 per cent in 2021-22, 10.5 per cent in 2022-23, 11.0 per cent in 2023-24, 11.5 per cent in 2024-25 and 12.0 per cent in 2025-26.

How do you calculate superannuation from a total package?

Superannuation is calculated at the rate of 9.5 per cent of your ‘ordinary-time earnings’. (For most people, ordinary-time earnings are their gross annual salary or wages.) So if you had a salary of $50,000, your superannuation would be 9.5 per cent of that, or $4,750. This would be paid on top of your salary.

As the Australian Taxation Office explains, some items are excluded from ordinary-time earnings. They include:

  • Overtime work paid at overtime rates
  • Expense allowances that are fully expended
  • Expenses that are reimbursed
  • Unfair dismissal payments
  • Workers’ compensation payments
  • Parental leave
  • Jury duty
  • Defence reserve service
  • Unused annual leave when employment is terminated
  • Unused long service leave when employment is terminated
  • Unused sick leave when employment is terminated

Although the superannuation guarantee is currently at 9.5 per cent, it is scheduled to rise to 10.0 per cent in 2021-22, 10.5 per cent in 2022-23, 11.0 per cent in 2023-24, 11.5 per cent in 2024-25 and 12.0 per cent in 2025-26.