Find out which type of super account you have
The easiest way to find out which kind of super account you have with us is to check your latest member statement or Member Online.
The type of account you have depends on when you joined - so think about when you started working in the WA public sector.
When did you join?
On or after 16 April 2007
You have a GESB Super account. This is the default scheme for the WA public sector. GESB Super is a taxed scheme with limits on the amount you can contribute every year. Your super builds up over time, which is known as an accumulation scheme.
Find out more about GESB Super.
Before 16 April 2007 and
West State Super
You have a West State Super account. This used to be our default scheme but is now closed to new members. West State Super is an untaxed scheme with unique features, which means you only pay tax when you get your super benefit, not when you make contributions. Your super builds up over time, which is known as an accumulation scheme.
Find out more about West State Super.
Before 29 December 1995 and you chose to join
Gold State Super
You have a Gold State Super account. This option was closed to new members on 29 December 1995. You may also have a West State Super or a GESB Super account.
Gold State Super is a defined benefit scheme, which means your final Gold State Super benefit is determined by applying a fixed formula.
Find out more about Gold State Super.
You might have more than one account with us if you’ve been working in the WA public sector for a while or have made extra contributions. If you need help to work out which type and how many accounts you might have with us, login to Member Online, check your latest member statement, or call us on 13 43 72.
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