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 2020-24 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

Internal dispute resolution (IDR) in superannuation: Transition from RG 165 to RG 271 from 5 October 2021

28 April 2021

ASIC Commissioner Danielle Press wrote to all superannuation trustee CEOs recently, highlighting the importance of CEO level engagement with the obligations set out in Regulatory Guide 271 – Internal Dispute Resolution (RG 271). These obligations commence 5 October 2021. ASIC is also seeking information from the superannuation industry to understand progress of their preparations for RG 271.

Read the letter (PDF 90 KB)

ASIC’s expectations about new internal dispute resolution requirements for superannuation trustees

March 2021

Regulatory Guide 271: Internal dispute resolution (RG 271) was released in July 2020 and contains updated standards and requirements that will drive financial services firms to ensure they handle consumer complaints in a fair and timely manner.

Jane Eccleston, ASIC’s Superannuation Senior Executive Leader, explains what the changes mean for trustees and outlines ASIC’s expectations.

Read the article

ASIC releases advice fee consent and lack of independence disclosure legislative instruments

25 March 2021

ASIC has made three legislative instruments that deal with advice fee consents and independence disclosure following Royal Assent of the Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response No.2) Act 2021 earlier this month.

Read the media release

Insurance in super: Turning data into outcomes

12 March 2021

Recent changes to superannuation laws have created many immediate pressures and opportunities for trustees. One opportunity trustees have now is to think holistically about their systems and processes: can they be improved to deliver better outcomes for members and avoid poor outcomes that may only become apparent years down the track? Jane Eccleston, ASIC’s Superannuation Senior Executive Leader, discusses some of ASIC’s recent work on insurance in superannuation and how trustees can use data to improve the insurance they provide to members.

Read the article

Temporary arrangements for trustees notifying ASIC of new responsible managers

5 March 2021

Following recent feedback from the industry, as a temporary measure, ASIC will not require trustees notifying ASIC of the appointment of new responsible manager(s) for the provision of a superannuation trustee service, to provide proof documents that would usually be required at the time of notification.

Read more

Reforms of the core regulatory framework for superannuation

4 February 2021

Government reforms that expand ASIC’s role in superannuation commenced on 1 January 2021. The reforms enable ASIC to play a more effective role in regulating conduct in the superannuation industry to promote better consumer outcomes and market integrity. Jane Eccleston, ASIC’s Superannuation Senior Executive Leader, explains what the reforms mean for trustees, ASIC’s approach to the changes, and how ASIC and APRA will continue to work together as co-regulators of superannuation.

Read the article

More super news and reports

Last updated: 20/10/2014 12:00