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If you're a temporary resident you may be able to claim any eligible superannuation savings you accumulate while working in Australia (less any tax).
To claim your super benefits, all of the following criteria must apply:
There may also be some exceptions where you can claim your super without leaving the country e.g. if you retired or became totally and permanently disabled before 1 April 2009.
Once you leave Australia, you can claim your super via a Departing Australia Superannuation Payment (DASP). In most cases your benefit will be taxed at 38%.
your superannuation benefits, please complete the Departing Australia Superannuation Payment (DASP) online application form
at the Australian ATO website which you can download at the below link. We will
also request a certified copy of your current passport once your application is
If you don’t apply for your superannuation benefit within six months of leaving Australia, we must send your account balance to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).
Under Australian Securities and Investments Commission relief, we do not have to give you an exit statement if we pay your benefit to the ATO. Once transferred, you will need to contact the ATO to claim your benefit.
You won’t be able to claim a Departing Australia Superannuation Payment (DASP) if you’re an:
If you’re in one of the above categories, you have the right to retire in Australia, so you can’t claim a Departing Australia Superannuation Payment (DASP). However, if you’re a New Zealand citizen who’s leaving Australia permanently, you may be able to transfer your super to New Zealand (see below).
If you answered yes to both questions above, you’re eligible to transfer the retirement savings in your Australian Catholic Superannuation account to a New Zealand KiwiSaver account under the Trans-Tasman retirement savings portability scheme.
If you don't already have a KiwiSaver account, you can open one subject to meeting eligibility requirements.
To process your transfer request, you’ll need to provide us with a completed KiwiSaver transfer request form (PDF), including:
Once you’ve provided us with all the necessary details, the Trustee must transfer your super savings to the KiwiSaver account within 30 days.
Australian funds transferred to New Zealand:
For more information on transferring your retirement savings between Australian and New Zealand visit the ATO website.
Claiming a benefit: Departing Australia Superannuation Payment (DASP) online application form (PDF 230KB)
Claiming a benefit: Temporary residents NOT departing Australia(PDF 281KB)
KiwiSaver transfer request(PDF 250KB)
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