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Early release of superannuation

Accessing your super
You can access your super when you turn 65 or when you reach ‘preservation age’ and retire. There are very limited circumstances where you can access your super early. If you’re a temporary resident working in Australia, you can apply for your super when you leave.
Early access to your money
If you are in financial difficulty as a result of a disaster and you are expecting a refund from an income tax return or activity statement, we may be able to arrange for your refund to be issued as a priority. In limited circumstances, you may be able to access your superannuation to assist you and your dependant.
Early access to your super
There are very limited circumstances when you can access your super early. These circumstances are mainly related to specific medical conditions or severe financial hardship.
Stopping schemes to illegally access super
We are working to protect the retirement savings of Australians from schemes to illegally access super.
Super is money set aside over your lifetime to provide for your retirement, so understanding how to get the most from your super becomes even more interesting and real as you approach retirement age.