WA Super has merged with Aware Super
We’re delighted to welcome you to Aware Super, following our merger with WA Super on 3 December 2020.
You are now part of one of Australia’s largest industry super funds, managing $130 billion in savings for over 1 million Australians^1.
Being an Aware Super member means you’re with a super fund that will do well for you and good for all – providing you with low fees^2, top-10 investment performance^3 and a range of services to meet your needs. You’ll continue to have access to the local advice, services and support in WA, but now with the backing of a larger team.
Key things to know
Your new Aware Super account
By now, you should have received your Aware Super Welcome Pack in the mail. It includes your new member number, account snapshot and steps for setting up your new account.
Online account access
You’re now able to set up your Aware Super online account. You’ll need your Aware Super member number to register for access to your account online or via the Aware Super mobile app. You can call 13 AWARE for your member number if your welcome pack hasn’t arrived yet. Your WA Super online account access is no longer available.
Your local office
You'll continue to access quality service and financial advice at your existing local office at Level 19, 140 St George’s Terrace, Perth. For other local offices around Australia visit aware.com.au/locations
Tool for planning for retirement
Although you no longer have access to SuperClick Advice, Aware Super has an online tool called explorer, which you can use to plan for your retirement. allows you to view your super, to see if you can afford to retire earlier, find out how much your retirement could cost and see how any changes you make now might give you more choices for your future.
You can also register for our free webinars which cover a range of topics to help you make informed decisions about your super, finances and retirement.
Our investment approach is focused on delivering strong long-term returns for our members. Our Growth option has delivered returns of 7.89% for accumulation members (versus an industry average of 7.07%)3, and 8.82% for pension members (compared with an industry median of 7.91%)^,placing us in the top performance quartile for the 10 years to 30 October 2020.
We are focused on delivering strong long-term returns while investing to create a positive impact. We benefit our members, their communities and the broader society by being a responsible investor and owner of assets. In WA, we’re investing in key worker affordable housing in Claremont; supporting business growth with investments in Proten and Perth Radiology; and investing over $230m in key property precincts through indirect holdings.
Aware Super members can access simple advice at no extra cost. We understand that some advice needs can be more complex, and that’s why we also have qualified financial planners ready to help on a fee for service basis.
Our mobile app has been awarded Gold at the Sydney Design awards two years running. It has been designed by members, for members, and means you can easily manage and engage with your account anytime, anywhere.
Your Aware Super accumulation account comes with a range of insurance benefits and options for eligible members, all designed to help protect you and your family from the financial impacts of unexpected events.
We’re the largest retirement income stream provider amongst industry funds – we understand the importance of managing money differently in the lead up to and during retirement. Our income streams (also known as pension products) can help you save on tax and make your money go further when it really counts.
Read more benefits of being an Aware Super member, here.
Webinar for WA members
We're hosting a webinar to help you easily set up your account in a few simple steps, and provide useful information to help you get the most out of your super.
Date: Thursday, 11 February 2021
Time: 10am (AWDT)
If you are calling within Western Australia:
8:30am - 5:00pm (WST)
Outside of Western Australia: 8:30am - 6:00pm (AEST / AEDT)
Important account information
WA Super significant event notice
WA Super sent all members a letter known as a Significant Event Notice (SEN) which outlines the changes occurring as a result of this merger.
Aware Super, as at 30 September 2020. ↩
The total annual fee (inclusive of admin and investment fees) for our Growth option in Accumulation is 1.10% p.a., the industry average is 1.40% p.a., Chant West Super Fund Fee Survey, June 2020, based on Financial Year 2019 investment fees and a $50,000 balance in a Growth option (Note, Aware Super was previously known as First State Super). ↩
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). ↩
Awarded Gold at the 2019 and 2020 Sydney Design Awards for the category Digital – New Service or Application. ↩