Generally, you can access your super once you’ve turned 65, or reached your preservation age and retired. Your preservation age varies depending on your date of birth.

Date of birth  Preservation age
Before 1 July 1960 55
1 July 1960 - 30 June 1961 56
1 July 1961 - 30 June 1962 57
1 July 1962 - 30 June 1963 58
1 July 1963 - 30 June 1964 59
From 1 July 1964 60

Accessing your super before you retire

If you’ve reached your preservation age, you can access your super while you're still working through a transition to retirement strategy.

In certain circumstances, you can access your super early. These include:

Learn more about your options for withdrawing super.