the benefits of being with HESTA


We take a look at how professionally managed superannuation that invests responsibly is delivering real value for our members.


Let’s start with a few key member benefits


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You’re part of a multi award-winning fund. We received SuperRatings’ highest accolade – platinum – for 20 years straight, and Money magazine’s Best Balanced Super Product for 2021. also awarded us the 2021 Best Superannuation Fund Award for our strong performance, outstanding customer service and transparency about our business practices.


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Our long-term investment returns – the ones that count the most – are super strong. In fact, our Balanced Growth option has outperformed its long-term objective since its inception in 1987 with an average annualised return of 8.50% p.a.*. Right now, you have access to a global portfolio of assets overseen by professional managers.

And you can create your own strategy or tap into ready-made options designed by our expert team – including the new, low-cost Indexed Balanced Growth option.

*Return calculated for the period 1 August 1987 to 30 June 2020. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Investments may go up or down. The returns shown are net of investment fees, indirect costs and taxes.



We’re here to support you

At no extra cost, your expert super advice team can help you maximise your most crucial super-building years, including:

  • how much you might need to retire well
  • how to add more to your super in the easiest, most tax-effective way
  • how to check up on your investment strategy.

And you can reach us online or by phone - whichever works for you.


Responsible investors

We recognise that investing responsibly - for people and the planet - is important to an investment’s long-term value.

We’re committed to creating better futures for our members. One of the ways we do this is through being a responsible investor and thinking long term, including thinking of future generations. This approach allows us to positively impact the broader economy, society and environment.


Why do we invest responsibly?

We believe that strong institutions are critical for protecting people and the planet. So, when making investment decisions we also consider strong and diverse boards, fair remuneration, business ethics, transparency and fair payment of tax.

Considering both the positive and negative impacts of our investments on the planet and people is important. This is because they can affect the value of an individual investment, whether it's a company, property, infrastructure asset or another type of investment. And that can affect long-term returns to members.

By taking this approach, we’ve been able to help grow our members’ super at the same time as having impact on our communities. 



Some of the ways your super has been invested responsibly


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You helped fund the Snowtown 2 Wind Farm in South Australia.
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You’ve contributed towards stable accommodation, job readiness training and life skills development for homeless people in Adelaide.
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You helped provide filtration plants that supply water to 500,000 people in NSW.
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You’re invested in a carbon neutral affordable housing project that’s providing affordable homes for people in Melbourne.
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You’ve supported in funding 100 homes for Australians living with disability.
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You’ve assisted in providing a pioneering new way to care for people with dementia in Tasmania.
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