Important changes from 1 July 2017

1 July 2017 marked an exciting day in our 100-year history as we are now open to everyone! It also marks a change for the Queensland Government as eligible employees are now able to choose their own super fund.

It’s important to remember that QSuper will remain the default fund for Queensland Government employees. This means that for most people working for the Queensland Government, their super should be paid to QSuper (the default fund) unless they specify otherwise.

Your obligations as an employer

From 1 July 2017, under the choice of fund legislation you will need to:

    • Start paying contributions into their nominated fund within two months of them submitting a choice of fund form
  • Provide a standard choice form to new employees within 28 days of starting employment

You are not required to provide choice of fund forms to employees who joined before 1 July 2017, unless they request one. More information is available on the ATO website.

As QSuper is the default fund of Queensland Government employees, your employee doesn’t need to complete any forms for their super contributions to be paid to QSuper. They will automatically be paid into QSuper unless they specify otherwise.

QSuper is here to support you and your employees

As your default fund, QSuper is available to help you understand employer obligations and work with you to improve the financial wellbeing of your employees. We can also give you information and resources to pass on to your employees about their super. This includes information about the fund and the benefits of being a QSuper member, along with where they can access more support if needed.

You can provide the following information and forms to your new employees:

  • Choosing your super fund - this factsheet provides new employees with information about the benefits of being a QSuper member and the steps they need to follow to select a super fund.
  • QSuper Nomination Form - this form can be used by employees who may have an existing QSuper account and would like you to continue to pay into this account. This form can be used instead of the ATO Standard Choice form.
  • Choose Your Super Fund - this form can be used instead of the ATO Standard Choice form and your employees can use this form if they wish to select a fund other than QSuper.

Find out more

You can get in touch with your Relationship Manager or our Employer Solutions team at any time to find out more. Or if you have any questions about choice of fund, please email us at employer@qsuper.qld.gov.au.