Types of WA Super accounts
WA Super offers three retirement-related products to choose from:
- Corporate super arranged by an employer for their employees to use
- Personal super available for individual employees
- Account-based pension converts superannuation into regular income payments for retirees and workers in the transition to retirement (TTR) stage
There are a lot of benefits available to WA Super members who have a personal super account, including:
- Competitive investment performance
- Flexible investment options
- Low cost and transparent administration fees
- Insurance in super available for death cover (life insurance), and total and permanent disability (TPD) cover
- Over-the-phone financial advice available
- Easy online account access
- Not-for-profit industry super fund
Eligibility to join WA Super
To sign up for a superannuation account with WA Super, you must be able to satisfy the following criteria:
- You must be an Australian resident
- You must be over 18 years of age
- You must be earning at least $450/month before tax from an employer
If you are under the age of 18, but earning more than $450/month before tax, you must be working more than 30 hours per week to qualify for super.
How to join WA Super
If you satisfy all of the above eligibility criteria, then you can apply to join WA Super. You can sign up for a WA Super account by clicking on its products in Canstar’s superannuation comparison tables and then sign up online on their website
WA Super FAQs
Yes, WA Super has a dedicated online portal for its super fund members. You can view your account balance online, access statements for your account, download super fund information and more. Access the online portal here.
You can compare WA Super fees to other super fund fees on our database.
The money in your WA Super account is invested by the super fund. It offers a variety of investment options including pre-mixed, sector and direct investment options, which ensures the money goes back into your industry. WA Super will always ensure that your investment portfolio is diversified.
When choosing an investment option, it is important to take into account your investment time frames and goals, and your personal risk tolerance for market fluctuations. Learn more about how to choose between different investment options on the Canstar website.
Yes, WA Super offers a consolidation service for members who have super in other funds.
It’s important to check with your old super funds for information regarding costs such as exit fees and insurance cover you may lose if you switch super funds. If you have any questions or concerns about the rollover process, contact WA Super.
Be sure to check these nine things on your superannuation statement:
- Personal details are up-to-date
- Nominated beneficiaries are up-to-date
- Tax File Number (TFN) is recorded
- Super contributions from employer and/or your voluntary contributions are correct
- Investment asset class choices are appropriate for your life stage
- Amount paid in fees for the year is not too high
- Insurance in super is still adequate coverage for your needs
- Super is consolidated, after checking whether there is insurance or any other benefits attached to the account you may lose and you’re comfortable to do so
- The big picture – are you happy with your super fund overall?
Established over 25 years ago, Vision Super was originally a super fund for the public servants of Western Australia. While it still caters to that demographic, it is now an ‘open’ super fund, which means anybody, regardless of occupation or location, can enjoy the great member benefits.
As an industry super fund, Vision Super is a non-for-profit organisation that exists for the benefit of members. Its goal is to maximise retirement benefits for members by providing quality superannuation, retirement, education and financial services.