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Could your super savings get a $500 boost from the government? Find out if you're eligible for a co-contribution. That's where if you put some money in, the government could too.

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Topping up your super is just like paying a bill, except of course you're paying yourself.
Set up a recurring BPAY® payment from your bank account. You can find your personal BPAY number in your online account.



You could receive a top up into your super from the government if you:


  • make a super contribution from your take-home pay
  • earn a total income which is less than $54,837 p.a. 
  • lodge a tax return for the financial year
  • didn't hold a temporary visa at any time during the financial year (unless you are a New Zealand citizen or it was a prescribed visa)
  • are under 71 years of age (if over 67, meet the work test)
  • pass the income thresholds test
  • have a total super balance less than the transfer balance cap ($1.6 million for the 2020–21 financial year) at the end of 30 June of the previous financial year
  • earn 10% or more of your income through eligible employment or carrying on a business
  • give HESTA your tax file number (TFN).

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How much could you get?

This table shows examples of how much the government might top up your super depending on your income and how much you put in.


Total income for the financial year* After-tax contribution Maximum government co-contribution
Up to $39,837 $1,000 $500
$44,837 $600 $300
$47,837 $400 $200
$50,837 $200 $100
$54,837 Any amount $0

*Applies to 2020-2021

Boost now, thank yourself later

Find out about the different ways you can boost your super now so it makes a difference later on in your life.

Want to set up your contributions?

Set up a recurring payment from your bank account — you can find your personal BPAY reference number or bank transfer details in your online account.

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