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Hello, we're Aware Super

We're Money magazine’s Best and a Canstar Outstanding Value Super Fund for 2023^. From super returns to super advice, we want you to get more from your super, so you can get more from your future.

^Information on our awards and ratings

How we make a super impact

Knowing the impact we can make for our members and the communities where they live, work and retire is a responsibility we don’t take lightly, not ever. It’s why we work hard to deliver strong returns, while considering the impact our investments have on the environment and society.

Our story

  • 1992 Aware Super was born to provide super for NSW’s public sector employees and their families.
  • 2006 We opened our doors to all Australians.
  • 2011 We merged with another community-minded industry fund, Health Super.
  • 2020 We merged with VicSuper and WA Super. Our new size allows us to pass on more benefits to our members.
  • 2023 Our good work for members is recognised with industry awards. Today, we offer super, insurance, investments and advice to more than one million Australians.

Our values

Whether we're investing, speaking up, or hiring new people - our values guide us.

Growing potential

The Aware Super Emerging Leaders Scholarship (Michael Dwyer Scholarship) awards Aware Super members up to $25,000 each year to help them achieve their full potential.

Our commitment to equity and inclusion

Equity, diversity, and inclusion. From your investments and member experience, to our brand and hiring process - these ideas thread through everything we do.

More for our First Nations peoples

We work with our First Nations peoples to make sure they can more easily access their super. To do this, we’ve partnered with the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees. We also offer industry experience to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young adults. And we're educating our team about Aboriginal cultural safety and reconciliation.

This is just some of the progress we've made towards Indigenous inclusion at Aware Super.

Fighting for gender equality

Women often get a raw deal at retirement. The national gender pay gap is 13.3 percent, and after a lifetime of working for less, women’s super balances suffer.

We help fight the super pay gap by supporting equal pay and super guarantee on unpaid parental leave. We also design programs to that help women grow as leaders.

Here’s some of the success we’ve had in this space so far:

  • We're an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality. We've been recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency six times in a row.
  • Aware Super employees in equal roles are paid the same, gender doesn’t come into it.
  • Our managers, executive team and board are equally represented by women and men, and our board is made up of 53% women.
  • We’re leading the gender pay equality conversation. Our CEO, Deanne Stewart, is an ambassador for women in the workplace. And a pay equity ambassador for the Workplace Gender Equality Agency.
We want to create an inclusive and equal work environment. Where everyone can bring their best self to work, feel supported and empowered to strive for change.

Deanne Stewart, Aware Super CEO