Media Super has been working closely with the print, media, entertainment and arts industries for more than 30 years. As your industry super fund, our aim is to help members achieve financial security in retirement; as part of Australia’s creative community, we also work with our industry partners to help them build vibrant, robust sectors.
We support a variety of professional development and networking programs, aimed at nurturing talent, strengthening skills and helping our members excel professionally.
Professional development and education
Our support helps organisations like the Walkley Foundation, Print and Visual Communications Australia, Screen Producers Australia, AGDA and the Equity Foundation to provide a range of professional development and education programs to their members.
Through our partners, we have the opportunity to deliver superannuation and financial literacy education, tailored to the unique challenges our members face as print, media, entertainment and arts professionals.
Our partnerships also allow us to provide employer briefings tailored to each unique industry’s needs, because we understand that managing super for a print shop is very different to managing super for a film production.
Nurturing new talent
Media and entertainment are tough industries to break into, so it's important to provide opportunities for emerging talent.
In partnership with the Equity Foundation, we have supported paid internships on the sets of iconic Australian productions Neighbours and Home & Away, as well as with Wayne Hope and Robyn Butler on the set of Back in Very Small Business.
We have also partnered with the Walkley Foundation and Channel 7 to provide a 12-week scholarship to an aspiring young journalist who had the opportunity to work on major network news programs and develop a deeper understanding of what it takes to bring the news to air.
And let's not forget our youngest talent. Media Super partners with Filmbites Screen Academy in Perth to provide the recipients of the Outstanding Commitment and Achievement Awards with a small contribution to their next semester of classes. Many Filmbites students have gone on to big things, starring in local and international films and TV shows!
We also support organisations aimed at furthering diversity and inclusivity in our industries.
Accessible Arts works to advance the rights of, and opportunities for, people with disability to develop and sustain careers in the arts.
Women in Media and Women in Print are national organisations that provide support, mentoring and collaboration for women in industries traditionally dominated by men.
Screenworks works to advance the screen industry and opportunities for filmmakers in regional, rural and remote Australia.
Through our film and TV investment in local productions we're also helping to bring new, diverse voices to our screens. The critically-acclaimed Cleverman brought Australia’s first Indigenous superhero to our screens (and international audiences), and comedies like Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am and The Letdown served-up fresh comedy from a female perspective.
It’s also important to recognise and celebrate excellence, and over the years we have supported awards across our industries, including the National Print Awards, Newspaper of the Year Awards, Walkley Awards and state-based media awards, the Helpmann Awards, Screen Producers Awards and Equity Ensemble Awards.
You can find a full list of awards and their recipients in our annual reports.
Media Super is deeply committed to our members and their industries, and we’re proud to support our partners in the continued growth and success of these sectors.