making payments

We recognise the importance of flexibility when it comes to how employers make super contributions.

how to pay super to your employees

You can make super contributions to HESTA for your employees using:


Before you start

Have the following handy. It makes the job faster and easier, so you can get on with other things:

  • your HESTA employer number
  • employee name, address and date of birth
  • employee tax file number
  • payment amounts to employees (including all payment types, e.g. SG or higher agreed amount, salary sacrifice and member after-tax contributions)
  • employee HESTA member number or unique payroll ID
  • payroll period start and end date.


Watch the video: paying super

Learn about your obligations as an employer when it comes to paying super.


At HESTA, we invest in and for people who make our world better, helping more than 1 million members face the future with confidence.

More than 100,000 employers trust HESTA with their employees’ super.

So, what are your obligations when it comes to paying super?

If you have employees, you need to pay the Superannuation Guarantee or ‘SG’ - a compulsory payment set by the Australian Government - into your employees’ super fund. 

Most organisations pay their employees’ super when they pay their wage.

You can pay super weekly, fortnightly, monthly or quarterly.*

And you can submit contributions to HESTA using the QuickSuper* clearing house or HESTA Employer Online. Both are free to HESTA employers.

Did you know most people can choose where their super is paid?

You need to give new employees the ATO Standard Choice form within 28 days of starting work. A copy is available from the ATO or your default super fund.

If your employee doesn’t return the form, you need to contact the ATO to find out if they have a super account.

If they do, this will be their ‘stapled’ account and their super must be paid here.

If they don’t have an account and they haven’t chosen a fund, you can create a new account for them with your default super fund.

For more information about stapling, visit the ATO website. 

As a handy reference, grab the Paying super booklet (pdf) from our website, or speak to HESTA – we’re here to help.


Issued by H.E.S.T. Australia Ltd ABN 66 006 818 695 AFSL 235249, the Trustee of HESTA ABN 64 971 749 321. This information is of a general nature. It does not take into account your objectives, financial situation or specific needs so you should look at your own financial position and requirements before making a decision. You may wish to consult an adviser when doing this. The target market determination for HESTA products can be found at Before making a decision about HESTA products you should read the relevant Product Disclosure Statement (call 1800 813 3271800 813 327 or visit for a copy) and consider any relevant risks (visit





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