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  • Superannuation guarantee contributions calculator

    The Super guarantee (SG) contributions calculator tool helps you work out the superannuation guarantee amount to pay to your employee's super fund.

    For salary or wage payments made on or after 1 July 2014, the minimum SG contribution rate of 9.5% will need to be applied.

    It will help you work out the SG sub-totals of each individual superannuation fund and the total of all SG contributions payable. The SG contributions calculator does not calculate nominal interest.

    If you are late in meeting your super obligations, visit How to lodge and pay your super guarantee charge.

    The answers you get from the calculator tool are based solely on the information you provide. You must check that the information you enter is correct. We are not responsible for any incorrect answers.

    Employees should use the Estimate my super tool. This is designed to help you determine whether you are eligible for SG contributions and whether your employer is paying the correct amount.

    Note: Norfolk Island employers should not use this tool as a different super guarantee rate currently applies. See Norfolk Island superannuation basics for more information.

    Superannuation guarantee contributions calculator

    Getting started

    The SG contributions calculator tool will take from one to five minutes to complete.


    Employers can use the calculator tool to calculate SG contributions. Using the drop-down box on the first screen, you can select to apply the minimum SG rate or increase the rate based on the arrangement you have with your employees.

    Information you need

    Before you start, you will need:

    • the personal details of your employees, including their name (optional) and super fund details (optional)
    • the amount of superannuation payable for each employee for the period.

    Entering your data

    As an employer, you should be aware of the SG eligibility criteria and the maximum contribution base.

    The calculator has been designed so you can calculate SG contributions weekly, fortnightly, monthly or quarterly, based on your business needs. Consequently, this calculator tool does not incorporate the SG eligibility criteria or the maximum contribution base.

    If you are unsure if an employee is eligible for the SG, use the SG eligibility decision tool before you start.

    Printing your calculation

    You can't save your calculations. We recommend you print a copy for your records.

    To print the summary, you must have access to a printer.

    Click on the Print button and the summary will be printed.

    Providing feedback

    We welcome your feedback on the Superannuation guarantee contributions calculator. You can provide your feedback by filling in our feedback form.

    Last modified: 08 Oct 2018QC 19258