How to make an after-tax personal contribution by cheque or money order

There are three ways you can make an after-tax personal contribution to your super:

Here are the steps you need to make your contribution by cheque or money order.

If you intend to claim a tax deduction on these contributions, do not complete this form. You need to complete the Notice of intent to claim or vary a tax deduction form instead.

Action summary

  • Time it takes
    Approximately 15 minutes to complete the form
  • Hardest thing
    Getting a money order if you don’t have a cheque book
  • Cost
    No cost for making an after-tax contribution
  • What to consider
    How much you want to contribute

What you’ll need

  • Printed form to complete
  • The type of super account you have - GESB Super or West State Super

Need help

  • Call us on 13 43 72

1. Learn about personal contributions

Check that making after-tax personal contributions is the right option for you by reading:

2. Work out how much you’d like to contribute

Before you complete the super contributions form, you need to know how much you’d like to contribute to your super. You can choose any amount that suits you.

If you’re not sure how much you’d like to contribute, try our Retirement planning calculator, or consider getting Simple Advice about contributing to your super.

3. Download the form

Click this link to download a super contributions form. You will need to print out the form as you cannot type directly into the form. You can only use this super contributions form for after-tax contributions.

The form has six sections.

Reminder: If you intend to claim a tax deduction on these contributions, do not complete this form. You need to complete the Notice of intent to claim or vary a tax deduction form instead.

4. Provide your personal details

After-tax contributions form - your details

These details include your name, date of birth, and contact details.

5. Have you supplied your tax file number (TFN)?

After-tax contributions form - your tax file number

We can only accept after-tax contributions from you if we have your TFN on file. If you haven’t already, you can provide your TFN in Member Online, by completing a tax file number form or by calling us on 13 43 72.

6. Confirm your super account

After-tax contributions form - nominate your account

In this step, you need to select GESB Super or West State Super depending on which account you have. If you’re not sure which account you have, check your last Member Statement or login to Member Online.

If you’re a Gold State Super member and don’t have one of those accounts yet, we’ll automatically open a GESB Super account for you.

7. Enter the amount you would like to contribute

After-tax contributions form - attach your cheque or money order

Here is where you need to write the amount you would like to contribute by cheque or money order. Please attach your cheque or money order (made payable to GESB) to the form when you post the form.

8. Check that you're eligible to make contributions

After-tax contributions form - eligibility

You can only contribute extra to your super when you are under the age of 65 or, if you are between 65 and 75, you must have worked at least 40 hours in a period of 30 days in the current financial year.

9. Read and sign the declaration

After-tax contributions form - declaration and signature

When you sign the form, you’ll need to acknowledge that you understand the conditions that apply to your super account. All of this information is included in the Contributing to your super brochure.

10. Send the form in

Now that you’ve completed and signed your Super contributions form, you need to send it (with your cheque or money order attached) to:

GESB
PO Box J 755
Perth WA 6842

Australia Post can take up to six business days to deliver regular mail. You will need to take this into account when submitting contributions to us, especially when you need to meet a processing deadline.

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Page last updated 01 August 2018