Visiting 5 Handy Superannuation Websites

By Trish Power

Part of DIY Super For Dummies Cheat Sheet (Australian Edition)

You can access several helpful websites when you’re planning, setting up and running your self-managed superannuation fund. The following websites are handy references in your quest to understand super and your DIY super fund, from government departments to free, independent advice from experts.

  • Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for Superannuation. The ATO website gives you the rundown on many of the rules you must follow when setting up and running a DIY super fund. You can also find out about super contributions, super taxes and starting a DIY super pension.

  • MoneySmart. If you plan to have a corporate trustee, you need to apply to ASIC. ASIC also has a nifty consumer website called MoneySmart, which gives you financial tips and warnings about dodgy financial operators, and access to excellent online calculators that can help you work out how much super you’re going to have when you retire.

  • SuperGuide. A free and independent website for consumers on superannuation. The website was founded by DIY Super For Dummies author Trish Power. You can subscribe to a free, monthly newsletter, which includes a special section on SMSFs.

  • Centrelink. You can find out the rules relating to the Age Pension, and the latest payment rates. This website also gives you access to numerous publications that can help you when planning for your retirement.

  • National Information Centre on Retirement Investments (NICRI). You can access information on planning and saving for retirement, and post-retirement investing.