The latest media releases and other key information and news about Aware Super.

Key information

Contact our Media team

Email us

We are one of Australia’s largest industry funds providing superannuation, advice and retirement solutions to those who teach, nurse, care, respond and help others in our communities. 

We aim to deliver strong long-term returns and keep our fees low, so members can retire with more. We have a diverse range of investment options and we  provide members with access to advice about their super and the investment options available to them.

The way we invest benefits members as well as the communities in which they live work and retire. With more than $125bn in assets we often invest directly in assets that support jobs and benefit communities.

We believe in the value of advice and the difference it can make to our members
retirement outcomes and are proud to offer members access to the over 220 qualified financial planners across 150 locations.  We also host over 300 free seminars across Australia each year – some in the workplace and others in community-based locations.

We have achieved the highest platinum performance rating from SuperRatings for the past decade. ChantWest, another independent rating agency has awarded us their highest 5-star rating and the Best Fund for Integrity 2019.

Asset pool

$125 billion

Members and clients

1.1 million


Health Care, Education, Aged Care and Disability Support Sector, Police, Fire and Emergency Services, Public Sector

% women


How to refer to us

Aware Super
Aware Financial Services Australia Limited when referring to our financial advice business

When referencing previous brand First State Super

Aware Super (a new name for First State Super)

Our trustee board is made up of an independent chair and 14 member and employer representatives that ensure our fund acts in the best interests of members at all times.

Meet our Board of Directors           Meet our Executive team

Annual report


To request an interview or if you require further information, please contact

Key contacts

Michael Baldwin Di Lloyd
Head of Corporate Affairs and Communications Senior Manager Corporate Affairs
0438 007 100 0419 177 599

Media releases

16.09.2020 - APG and Aware Super partner for a European aparthotel expansion with CityID

153.5KB PDF

25.08.2020 - Investors eye build-to-rent as key element of housing affordability solution

124.2KB PDF

20.08.2020 - StatePlus and ASIC civil enforcement action

134.3KB PDF

03.08.2020 - BNP Paribas issues A$140m green bond to support Australian climate transition projects

133.8KB PDF

30.07.2020 - First State Super and WA Super agree to merge

254.9KB PDF

16.07.2020 - Two Melbourne Quarter reaches completion

162.4KB PDF

16.07.2020 - First Investment in VBGF.

171.3KB PDF

15.07.2020 - First State Super launches new brand - Aware Super

190.9KB PDF

09.07.2020 - Time for super funds to take immediate action against climate change

180.2KB PDF

01.07.2020 - First State Super and VicSuper merge creating one of Australia’s largest industry funds

186.3KB PDF

15.06.2020 - Victorian Business Growth Fund Ready For Business

153.9KB PDF

11.06.2020 - Global investors call for urgent action on sustainable investment to support COVID-19 recovery

178.1KB PDF

28.05.2020 - First State Super secures Tobacco Free Finance Pledge Stamp

101.5KB PDF

09.04.2020 - Financial advice provides much-needed peace of mind for retirees during COVID-19 pandemic

178.1KB PDF

30.03.2020 - First State Super reduces fees for retirees

129.8KB PDF

05.03.2020 - Matt Willis appointed head of Business Development

130.4KB PDF

05.03.2020 - No room for complacency while women still disadvantaged

167.6KB PDF

04.03.2020 - First State Super enters merger discussions with WA Super


02.03.2020 - Changes to financial advice to impact our most vulnerable

133.1KB PDF

25.02.2020 - No room for complacency while women still disadvantaged

167.6KB PDF

24.02.2020 - First State Super appoints new Chief Risk Officer

152.8KB PDF

30.01.2020 - First State Super addressing housing stress for Victorians

146.5KB PDF

19.12.2019 - First State Super increases stake in Sunshine Coast University Hospital

140.7KB PDF

14.12.2019 - First State Super celebrates the opening of Sydney Light Rail

213.9KB PDF

13.12.2019 - VicSuper and First State Super confirm merger

144.3KB PDF

05.12.2019 - Palisade announcement


28.11.2019 - Urgent action needed to end women’s economic insecurity: First State Super

147.1KB PDF

09.10.2019 - HSBC and First State Super enter into Global Equity Partnership

839.7KB PDF

08.10.2019 - Media Statement - Group Executive Announcement


03.10.2019 - First State Super achieves major investment milestone

100.4KB PDF

23.09.2019 - Resignation of Suzette Thurman, Group Executive, Risk & Compliance

123.8KB PDF

10.09.2019 - First State Super recognised as global responsible investment leader

115.9KB PDF

28.08.2019 - First State Super celebrates equal pay day

100.7KB PDF

19.08.2019 - First State Super invests for economic impact

123.9KB PDF

23.07.2019 - First State Super CEO Deanne Stewart Pay Equity Ambassador

176.4KB PDF

08.07.2019 - Affordable Housing - First State Super leads in Affordable Housing

155.6KB PDF

03.07.2019 - Shirley Smith - winner of First State Super Lifetime achievement award

139.3KB PDF

07.06.2019 | Victorian Business Growth Fund

236.1KB PDF

26.06.2019 | G20 Global Investor Statement on Climate Change

166.6KB PDF

01.05.2019 | First State Super endorses stronger stewardship

78.3KB PDF

18.04.2018 | First State Super integrates advice

113.4KB PDF

08.04.2019 | Scholarship to teach about money

161.5KB PDF

04.04.2019 | VicSuper and First State Super commence early stage merger discussions

158.3KB PDF

20.03.19 | How Australia Saves 2019

152.4KB PDF

13.03.2019 | First State Super Executive re-elected to AIST Board

123.8KB PDF

01.03.2019 | First State Super recognised for Best Advice Offering

151.6KB PDF

25.02.2019 | First State Super recognised as WGEA Employer of Choice


14.02.2019 | First State Super supports teachers through Foundation scholarship

141.6KB PDF