You can get your super when you reach ‘preservation age’, which depends on when you were born. Please note, your preservation age is not the same as your pension age.

  • Before 1 July 1960: You can access your super at age 55.
  • 1 July 1960 – 30 June 1961: You can access your super at age 56.
  • 1 July 1961 – 30 June 1962: You can access your super at age 57.
  • 1 July 1962 – 30 June 1963: You can access your super at age 58.
  • 1 July 1963 – 30 June 1964: You can access your super at age 59.
  • After 1 July 1964: You can access your super at age 60.

In some circumstances, you can access your super before you reach your preservation age due to incapacity, severe financial hardship, on compassionate grounds or due to a terminal medical condition.