Add money to your super (Retirement)
It's never too early or too late to add to your super to help boost the money you’ll have for retirement.
Your employer needs to pay a minimum of 9.5% of your salary into your super account, known as the Superannuation Guarantee (SG).
These SG contributions help grow your super, but the best way to make sure you’ll enjoy a comfortable retirement, is to add your own money to your super account.
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Salary sacrificing means you make extra contributions from your before-tax income. The money you 'sacrifice' gets paid directly from your salary into your super account, before you pay income tax.
Let us know how much you are willing to give up from your take-home pay, and we’ll estimate the most effective way for you to make your contributions, before and/or after tax.
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Since you pay less tax on the money you have in your super account, there are limits as to how much you or your employer can contribute.
You can make contributions before or after tax
Find out how you can help grow your retirement savings by making:
Learn about other contributions
It’s worth learning about other ways you might be able to increase your super. You might be eligible for:
Here’s an example of how salary sacrifice and its tax benefits work with West State Super.
Amanda’s annual salary is $70,000. She salary sacrifices $100 a week to her West State Super account.
Page last updated 17 June 2019
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This information is correct as at 23 July 2019.