Our story

We’re the industry fund for those in the print, media, entertainment, arts and broader creative industries. Though our membership base is formed mainly from various creative fields, everyone is welcome to join, no matter what work you do.

In 2022 we merged with Cbus, an award-winning1 industry super fund that represents those who help shape Australia. Collectively we now have over 68 years of experience behind us and share a strong commitment to our members and the industries that they work in.

Being part of a larger and growing fund means greater value for Media Super members. This includes competitive fees, strong long-term returns and access to more services including handy tools, financial advice, and education seminars.

Media Super and Cbus have a lot of synergies – we both return profits to our members which helps to maximise retirement savings. We're also both committed to supporting the industries and communities that our members work in through targeted investments. This creates jobs and opportunities for our members.

Some of our industry partners include:

  • Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (Print Division)
  • Print and Visual Communications Association
  • Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance
  • Screen Producers Australia

With the backing of Cbus, the future of Media Super is robust and exciting.

Our story

Our history

2022 - Media Super and Cbus Super merged following a Successor Fund Transfer (SFT) on the 9th of April. The merger created a strong industry superannuation fund of $75 billion, managed on behalf of nearly 850,000 members (combined figures as at 31 Dec 2021). The merger followed a rigorous due diligence process, with both funds working towards finalisation amidst the COVID-19 pandemic challenges and regulatory changes.

2021 - Media Super and Cbus Super signed a merger agreement bringing together the two funds’ investment, administration, and operational processes. Whilst the Media Super brand and mission remains intact, this is an important milestone in the fund’s history. The two brands will work together to create more value and better retirement outcomes for members.

2008 – Media Super was formed after the merger of both Print Super and JUST Super.

1995 – The Printing and Kindred Industries Union (PKIU) merged with the Automotive Food Metals and Engineering Union to form the Automotive Food Metals Engineering Printing & Kindred Industries Union (AMWU).

1992 - JUST Super merged with JEST Super (Joint Entertainers Superannuation Trust), retaining the JUST Super name but amended its full title to the Joint Union Superannuation Trust to better represent its member industries.

1987 - Print Super and JUST Super (Journalists Union Superannuation Trust) were established. Both funds were part of the first wave of industry super funds set up after the government introduced a mandatory 3% super requirement into workplace awards. From the start, industry funds were overseen by the relevant workers' unions and employer groups.

JUST Super’s industry representation included the Symphony Orchestra Musicians Association (SOMA), the NSW Artworkers Union and the Screen Technicians Association of Australia (STAA).

Print Super was a sponsored arrangement between the Printing Industries Association of Australia (PIAA) and Printing & Kindred Industries Union (PKIU).

1 Since inception to 30 June 2023. Investment performance is based on the crediting rate, which is the return minus investment fees, taxes and until 31 January 2020, the percentage-based administration fee. Excludes fees and costs that are deducted directly from members' accounts. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. The default Growth (MySuper) option obtained a top quartile performance ranking over 7, 10, 15 and 20 years for the period ending 30 June 2023 (SuperRatings FCRS SR50 Balanced (60-76) Index Survey). Media Super merged with Cbus on the 9th of April 2022. The historical performance prior to this date relates to Cbus investment options and does not incorporate the performance of Media Super.

Joining Media Super is easy

All you need is your contact details and your Tax File Number to get started.