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.

GESB account types
When did you join? Your accountDetails
On or after 16 April 2007 GESB Super 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
after 28 September 1993
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.
Before 15 August 1986 and you chose to join WA Public Sector Pension Scheme You have a WA Public Sector Pension account. This was the WA Government’s original super scheme, and has been closed to new members since 15 August 1986.

WA Public Sector Pension Scheme is an untaxed defined benefit pension scheme, which provides a lifetime indexed pension for retired members and their spouses.

For more information about your WA Public Sector Pension account, please call us on 13 43 72.

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.

Page last updated 29 October 2019