How to make contributions through your employer
To arrange either before-tax (salary sacrifice) contributions or after-tax contributions to your super through your employer's payroll department, here's what to do.
- Time it takes
Approximately 15 minutes to complete the form
No set up fee
You’ll help grow your super, which means you could enjoy a more 'comfortable' retirement
- What to consider
The dollar amount or percentage you want to contribute
What you’ll need
- Printed form to complete
- To know the type of super account you have - GESB Super or West State Super
- Your payroll number, if you have it
- Call us on 13 43 72
1. Decide if you want to make a before-tax or after-tax contribution
We recommend you read the information below to help you choose which contribution option is right for you:
- The Contributing to your super brochure is about making extra contributions
- Visit the Salary sacrifice (before-tax) and After-tax personal contributions pages for more information
2. Work out how much you would like to contribute
Before you complete the form, you need to know how much you’d like to contribute to your super through your pay. You can choose any amount that suits you.
If you’re not sure how much to contribute, try our Contributions calculator.
3. Access the form
You can use our 'Payroll deduction' form to make either salary sacrifice contributions or after-tax contributions.
Simply follow the instructions in our online form to complete and submit your request online, or keep reading for help with completing the PDF form.
4. Provide your personal details
These details include your name, date of birth, and your payroll number if you know it. This will make it easier for your payroll department to process your request.
5. Enter the amount you would like to contribute
In this section, write the amount you would like to contribute from each pay. You need to enter the dollar amount or percentage of your pay that you would like to contribute in the top boxes for salary sacrifice contributions, or in the bottom boxes for after-tax contributions.
If you’re still not sure how much to contribute, try our Retirement planning calculator.
6. Confirm your super 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, visit the Which super account do you have page or login to Member Online.
If you’re a Gold State Super member and don’t already have a GESB Super or West State Super account, we’ll automatically open a GESB Super account for you.
7. Check that you’re eligible to make contributions
Certain rules apply to contributing to your super when you're aged 65 years or over. If you're aged 65 to 74, you must have worked at least 40 hours in a period of 30 consecutive days in the current financial year, or meet all of the criteria for the work test exemption. Once you turn 75, you are no longer eligible to make personal contributions. For more information, please read our Contributing to your super brochure.
8. Read and sign the declaration
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.
9. Give the form to your employer’s payroll department
Now that you’ve completed and signed the 'Payroll deduction' form, you need to give the form to your payroll department to process.
We can’t process these contributions as they are taken out of your salary before it gets paid to you.
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