At Aware Super we offer so much more than low fees1 and strong long-terms returns2.
Here are some of the additional benefits you can enjoy as a member of Aware Super.
Michael Dwyer Scholarship
The annually awarded Aware Super Michael Dwyer Scholarship for Emerging Leaders provides a $25,000 grant to an eligible member of Aware Super or VicSuper to support their leadership development, professional education or ongoing vocational training.
Socially responsible investment options
We have offered our members the choice of two socially responsible investment (SRI) options for over ten years. These options are designed for members wanting to avoid particular industries and companies that don’t align with their values and exclude investments considered to have a highly adverse environmental or social impact. This includes fossil fuels, live animal exports, alcohol and gambling to name a few.
explorer, our retirement calculator
explorer is an online tool designed to help you see how your super is tracking today and how much your desired retirement lifestyle will cost. You’ll see the difference to your income in retirement if you were to make additional contributions or change your investment options. explorer then creates a realistic plan that you can work through to achieve your goals.
Headlight, supporting mental health
The mental welfare of our members is important to us, so that’s why we’re offering members access to Headlight, an online tool that can help support your mental wellbeing. Headlight shines a light on your mental health blind spots, and arms you with evidence-based resources that help you take control of your mental health.
Super advice at no extra cost
Advice relating to your super account with us is provided at no additional cost and is covered in your membership fee3. A superannuation adviser can help you with information on a wide range of topics such as choosing an investment option, nominating beneficiaries, how you can grow your super through additional contributions and your retirement options.
Educational seminars and webinars
Aware Super members get access to over 300 free educational webinars and seminars across Australia each year. Whether you’re looking to get your super sorted, to learn about our investment options, or are planning for retirement, we offer something for all life stages. We also offer expert led webinars on defined benefit public sector schemes such as the State Authorities Superannuation Scheme (SASS) and the State Superannuation Scheme (SSS).
Nation-wide support services
Being available to support our members when and how they need assistance has always been important to us. That’s why we have over 100 Australian based consultants ready to take your call, or if you prefer to see us in person, we have over 40 office locations across Australia ready to assist you.
Student Club provides financial education and discounts to family and friends of Aware Super members. Its open to secondary or tertiary students -and its free to join! Student Club members get access to great deals from big name brands such as McDonalds, Apple, and so much more.
Aware Super Theatre perks
Aware Super members own a range of assets that play an important role in society, such as the ICC Sydney, one of Asia Pacific’s premier convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct. As a member, you (and up to two friends) with tickets to an event at the Aware Super Theatre can enjoy the hospitality at our exclusive Member lounge. We also occasionally giveaway free tickets to members to experience events at the theatre.
Managing your super is easier with our award-winning4 mobile app, which has been designed by members, for members. Use the app to view your account balance, change the way your account is invested, make additional contributions, consolidate your super, and so much more. You can download the app from the App Store or Google Play.
* We have won Super Review's Super Fund of the Year awards for Best Public Sector Fund, 2014, 2016, 2019 and 2020.
1 The total annual fee (inclusive of admin and investment fees) for our Growth option is 1.10% p.a., the industry average is 1.40% p.a., Chant West Super Fund Fee Survey, June 2020, based on a $50,000 balance in a Growth option.
2 SuperRatings Fund Crediting Rate Survey, June 2020. Growth option over 1-year, 3-year and 5-year periods to 30 June 2020; SR50 Balanced (60-76) Index). Balanced Growth option over 1-year, 3-year, 5-year and 10-year periods to 30 June 2020; SR25 Conservative Balanced (41-59) Index. (Note, Aware Super was previously known as First State Super).
3 Aware Super members can access simple advice from a superannuation adviser at no extra cost as part of their membership. This advice is limited to your interest in your Aware Super account.
4 Awarded Gold at the 2019 and 2020 Sydney Design Awards for the category Digital - New Service or Application.
Where to next?
Estate planning is much more than just having a will. Estate planning is all about your wishes and the choices you make for the future.
Aged care advice
The assurance of financial clarity on aged care
Deciding on the right aged care option and understanding the costs involved can be a stressful experience. Talking to an aged care specialist can ease the stress and offer peace of mind.