Benefits of investing in shares through Self Invest

  • Instant access to Australia's top 300
    Use the money in your super to trade real-time in shares listed on the S&P/ASX 300 – Australia's top 300 companies by size, including Commonwealth Bank, BHP and Telstra.
  • Build your own investment portfolio
    While other investment options have exposure to Australian shares, Self Invest allows you to choose the shares you want to invest in.
  • Access expert opinion
    Make informed decisions about buying and selling shares with access to up-to-date market research and data, including watchlists and customised trading alerts.

How much it costs

Fees apply for investing your super in Self Invest, and are also charged when you buy and sell shares. Find out more.

Understand your investment limits

There are limits around how much you can invest in Australian shares through Self Invest.

  • A maximum of 85% of your total QSuper Accumulation or Retirement Income account balance can be held in shares.
  • A maximum of 25% of your QSuper Accumulation or Retirement Income account balance can be held in a single share.

Risks of investing in Australian shares

The Australian share market is considered a high risk investment. By investing in just a single or a small number of companies, you increase your risk further. The trade-off for potentially higher returns is a higher level of risk, so when you invest in shares, you need to be prepared to accept a level of volatility and the possibility of negative returns over the short-term.

You can find out more in the Self Invest Guide or the Self Invest Australian Shares and ETFs factsheet.