Australia Superannuation refund

Superannuation refunds from Australia

Pension contributions paid monthly by employers are called Superannuation. The amount of Superannuation deducted by your employer can be 9,5% or more (depending on the fund used). These payments can be refunded as soon as you have left Australia and your Visa has ceased to be in effect (expired or cancelled). In case your visa are still valid, but you already left Australia, we can apply for visa cancellation and after apply for the Superannuation refund.

If it has been six months or more since you left Australia and you have not claimed DASP, your super fund will be transferred to ATO (Australian Tax Office).

What tax rate will be applied to your Superannuation refund?

Tax rate depends on visa, which you have held during your stay in Australia. You could have held two groups of visa:

WHM Working holiday makers

  • visa subclass 417 (working holiday) 
  • visa subclass 462 (work and holiday) 
  • visa related bridging visa

Starting on 1st of July 2017 the tax applied to Superannuation refund is 65% for WHM visa holders. 

Student's visa
If you were holder only of Student visa and you have never held WHM visa, for your entire stay in Australia, the new change for WHM visa holders will not affect you and your tax applied on your refund will be 47%.

What do I need to apply for a Superannuation refund?

To apply for a Superannuation refund, you need PAYG or the last cumulative payslip from each of your employers. If this information doesn´t appear to be on your earning documents, we can calculate approximate refund amount from your wages. You will also need TFN (tax file number), information about most recent Australian postal address, name of the Superannuation fund, and if known, your member number.

Where your claim is $5,000 or more, your super fund will require certified copies of your proof of identification documents.It is much easier to certify the required documents while you are in Australia, so we recommend you do this before you leave.

How many years back can I apply for a Superannuation refund?

We can apply 4 years back for pension contributions.

How long does the process of refund take?

Processing time depends on requirements of each Superannuation fund and processing time can be different. Generally the processing time is 3-4 months.

For more information about how to get your income tax refund from Australia, click here.

How much is the service fee?

The price is 8% from the refunded amount. There is a minimum fee of 85 AUD.
Price is per Superannuation fund and does not include VAT or bank charges!