changes to super from 1 July


New financial year, new government, new rules: here are some key changes to super.



SG increase


The most notable change to take place from 1 July 2022 is the scheduled increase to the employer Superannuation Guarantee (SG) contribution. From 1 July 2022, you must now pay 10.5% of an employee’s ordinary earnings into their super fund (up from 10%).

Several changes that were announced in last year’s Federal Budget will also come into effect on 1 July 2022. These are:

  • the eligibility age for the super downsizer scheme will be lowered to 60 from 65
  • the super contribution work test for those aged 67 to 74 will be removed, enabling older Australians to continue building their super savings*
  • employees will no longer have to earn at least $450 for the month to receive employer SG contributions.

At HESTA, we believe removing the $450 threshold helps make our super system fairer for women and those on lower wages. It’s a great result for HESTA members, and indeed for all Australians who work multiple, part-time or casual roles.



Streamlining super splitting procedures


Following a successful pilot, we’re proud to be the first Australian super fund to adopt the Simpler Super Splitting initiative. In what can be a stressful time for members, this initiative uses a simple, plain language form for court orders that can be used across the super and legal sectors and by the courts.

We urge all other super funds to adopt this new universal streamlined process to make the splitting of superannuation assets easier, faster and fairer.



*The work test will continue to apply for personal contributions that the person wishes to claim as a tax deduction.


we're here to help

If you’d like support through these changes, please reach out to your key HESTA contact or call our employer support team on 1800 813 327.

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