Early release of your super

Important information

Applications for early release of super are now closed.


Other financial options

We understand that you may need money now and there are several relief options available if you are experiencing financial difficulty. 

Government support

  • JobSeeker, income support payment for those who are unemployed, plus a coronavirus supplement of an extra $150 per fortnight until 31 March 2021.
  • JobKeeper, is a wage subsidiary for businesses and not-for-profits impacted by the coronavirus. JobKeeper Payment has been extended until 28 March 2021. See the ATO website for the latest updates on JobKeeper payments.
  • Economic Support Payments are for households who receive social security, veteran or other income support payments or are an eligible concession card holder. Find out more on Economic Support Payments.
  • See government household assistance for more information.

Other options

If you feel like you’re struggling financially, paying your rent, mortgage or bills and feel overwhelmed or not sure what to do, contact the National Debt Helpline on 1800 007 007. They have professional financial counselors that can provide you with free, independent and confidential services to help you get back on track.

  • Mortgage breaks. If you are having problems meeting your mortgage repayments, you can talk to your bank about changing the terms of your loan or pausing or reducing your repayments under a hardship arrangement. See Australian Banking Association for more information.
  • Utility providers. If you are having difficulty in paying your electricity, gas or water bills, contact your utility services providers. They are legally required to assist you. 
  • Health insurance. Check and see if they offer any financial hardship support.
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