QSuper retirement bonus Give your retirement a head start with a bonus

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What is the QSuper retirement bonus?

The QSuper retirement bonus is our industry-first initiative. We pay you tax savings (if eligible) when you transfer from an Accumulation account or Transition to Retirement Income account, to a Retirement Income account and/or Lifetime Pension.

$56m

paid in retirement bonuses

27,100

members have received a bonus

$2,000

is the average bonus amount2

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Automatic

Your retirement bonus is paid automatically when you open a Retirement Income account or purchase a Lifetime Pension.

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Personalised

Your retirement bonus amount reflects factors including your investment history with us.

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Tax-free

You don't pay tax on your bonus, and it doesn't count towards your concessional contributions limits.

How the retirement bonus works

Get back certain tax savings on your super when you retire. You don't need to apply - if you're eligible, you'll receive it automatically.

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    Before you retire

    When we invest your super, we put aside money to pay capital gains tax when we make a profit on assets in your investments.

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    Setting up your retirement income

    If you decide to transfer your super to our Retirement Income account or Lifetime Pension, your savings move into a tax-free investment environment. This means we don't pay tax on your investment earnings, including capital gains.

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    Receiving your bonus

    If you're eligible, we pay the money set aside for tax into your account as a bonus.

How your retirement bonus is calculated

Your retirement bonus is based on the amount of money set aside for tax and your unique investment history, so the average bonus amount varies.

Some of the factors we take into consideration:

  • Your superannuation balance
  • The length of time you've had this QSuper account
  • Your investment options (past and present)
  • The time you transfer your money
  • Our tax position at that time.

For more information about how the bonus is calculated, refer to the Accumulation Account Guide (pdf).

Calculate your retirement bonus amount

If you're 45 or older, log in to Member Online to see how much your retirement bonus could be.

View your bonus estimate

Am I eligible for a retirement bonus?

All of the factors listed above may affect the amount of bonus you may receive, so in some cases even if you're eligible, the bonus may be calculated as zero. For example:

  • The investment options you are invested in affect the amount of bonus you may receive, as some assets attract a higher bonus than others. Any money in the Cash and Diversified Bonds investment options does not qualify for the retirement bonus.
  • Money invested in our Self Invest option doesn't qualify for the retirement bonus because you can move your entire investment portfolio to a Retirement Income account or Lifetime Pension without having to pay tax.
  • If you've been invested in an investment option for less than 2 months, you won't receive a retirement bonus for that investment option.
  • If you open an Income account or Lifetime Pension with money from a superannuation death benefit, you aren't eligible for a retirement bonus.

Frequently asked questions

Yes, the bonus counts towards your transfer balance cap, the amount of super you can transfer into a retirement product (see the ATO). This is why it can be helpful to calculate your bonus ahead of time, if you have a lot of super to transfer.

No, as the bonus is only available when you retire, you will receive it when you transfer from a Transition to Retirement Income account to a Retirement Income account or Lifetime Pension.

Yes, if eligible, you'll receive a bonus for each Accumulation account or Transition to Retirement Income account that you transfer over to a Retirement Income account or Lifetime Pension.

Retire with us

Enjoy more confidence and security in life after work, with our award-winning Retirement Income account and our award-winning, Australia-first Lifetime Pension. Not yet a QSuper member?

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More than 50,000 Australians are enjoying retirement with QSuper products. Find out why.

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If you're thinking about retiring, we can also talk you through your options. Request a call back from us.

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You can also attend one of our retirement planning seminars online, or get financial advice about planning your retirement.

  1. The SuperRatings award was received before QSuper became part of Australian Retirement Trust on 28 February 2022. The QSuper products that received these awards have kept the same key features post-merger.
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  2. Since June 2016. Figures are rounded and are current as at 30 June 2022.