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Superannuation and the sharing economy

Ways to contribute to your own super from income you earn from the sharing economy.

Last updated 11 June 2019

Superannuation (super) is money set aside during your working life for when you retire.

Where you are earning income through the sharing economy, there won't always be someone paying super on your behalf.

If you're not entitled to have super paid on your behalf, you can boost your super by making your own contributions.

Providing services

If you're providing services, whether super is paid on your behalf into a super fund will depend on your working arrangements with the platform. If you're:

  • an employee, you're typically entitled to compulsory super contributions from your employer
  • a contractor, you may still be entitled to super if you are paid wholly or principally for your labour.

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