Further resources on superannuation

This page lists helpful links for further information on superannuation.

Superannuation for consumers

ASIC’s superannuation for consumers page contains useful information including:

  • ASIC’s role in superannuation
  • professional registers
  • SMSFs
  • complaining about your super fund.

MoneySmart

MoneySmart contains information for consumers about superannuation and retirement.

Superannuation for employees and employers

Contains information for employees and employers, including ASIC’s INFO 89 What can I tell my employees about making a choice of superannuation fund?

Lost, unclaimed or ATO-held super

Looking for lost super, unclaimed super or ATO-held super? Visit the ATO’s Keeping track of your super and ATO-held super pages.

Super fund lookup

Looking for details about a super fund? Visit the Super fund lookup page.

Information for superannuation trustees

Guidance, relief and legislative instruments

Browse and download ASIC’s regulatory documents, including regulatory guides, information sheets and legislative instruments (formerly class orders) relevant to superannuation trustees.

Current projects and consultations

Browse and download information about ASIC’s current projects and consultations relevant to superannuation.

Super news and reports

Browse a list of ASIC publications, including media releases, letters to trustees, reports, speeches and articles about superannuation.

ASIC’s Corporate Plan

Browse ASIC’s 2019-23 Corporate plan.

Financial services resources

Helpful links relating to ASIC’s regulatory guidance on compliance with the financial services regime.

Regulatory index

Browse and download ASIC’s regulatory documents, including regulatory guides, information sheets and legislative instruments (formerly class orders).

Other information

Other regulators and organisations

Information about the other regulators and organisations ASIC engage with.

APRA Superannuation Fund-Level Statistics

Browse APRA's Superannuation Fund-Level Statistics report which contains detailed profile and structure, financial performance and financial position, conditions of release, fees and membership information.

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What's new

Superannuation industry urged to focus on improving insurance outcomes for members

13 December 2019

ASIC has released a report on the superannuation industry’s progress in improving consumer outcomes in relation to life insurance provided through superannuation.

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Report on financial advice provided by superannuation funds 

3 December 2019        

Report 639 examines the ways in which superannuation funds help members obtain financial advice and the quality of personal advice obtained through the funds.

Read the media release

Updated RG 97 on fees and cost disclosure

29 November 2019

ASIC has released updated guidance on fees and cost disclosure for issuers of superannuation and managed investment products.

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Letter to trustees on new rules for Putting Members’ Interests First

30 October 2019

ASIC has issued a letter to superannuation industry associations to highlight expectations relating to member communications associated with the Treasury Laws Amendment (Putting Members’ Interests First) Act 2019 and further member communications associated with the Treasury Laws Amendment (Protecting Your Superannuation Package) Act 2019.

Read the letter

Read the media release

Read APRA’s letter and FAQs 

ASIC extends relief for portfolio holdings disclosure

29 October 2019

ASIC has amended ASIC Class Order [CO 14/443] to provide legal certainty about the first reporting day for portfolio holdings disclosure, given the regulations setting out the required disclosures have not yet been made.

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ASIC has released Report 633

17 October 2019

ASIC’s review of total and permanent disability (TPD) insurance found a number of poor consumer outcomes. 13.4 million Australians hold this kind of cover – 90% of which are held through their super funds.

ASIC Report 633 reveals restrictive definitions mean many consumers can’t rely on TPD cover when they need it the most. ASIC also found poor claims handling processes and a lack of data lead to consumer harm.

Senior Executive Leader of the Insurers Team, Emma Curtis, and Senior Executive Leader of the Superannuation Team, Jane Eccleston, delve further as to how the insurance and superannuation industry can do better in ASIC’s podcast.

Listen to the podcast

Read the report

Insurance in Superannuation Voluntary Code of Practice

4 October 2019

ASIC has issued a letter to superannuation industry associations, outlining our observations and concerns about the implementation of the Insurance in Super Voluntary Code of Practice.

Read the letter

More super news and reports

Last updated: 20/10/2014 12:00