Early access to super applications closed 31 December 2020

Applications for early release payments due to COVID-19 are now closed and the ATO will not be accepting any further applications. Payments for applications submitted by 31 December 2020 will be made throughout January. Read full details of processing and payment timings.

Making payments

Using Media Super's Employer Portal, you can make SG payments on behalf of your employees, as well as any additional salary sacrifice or payroll deductions your employees have requested. Learn about getting started and making payments with Employer Portal.

Using a clearing house to make contributions

Employers are required by law to use compliant digital systems when transacting with superannuation funds, also known as clearing houses.

Find out more about the clearing houses you have access to as a Media Super employer.

Getting started with Employer Portal

Register for online payments

To start making online payments, you will need to register with Employer Portal. To do this, you'll need your ABN, primary admin email for the account, contact details and bank details on hand. Once you've filled in your details, you'll receive an email with a temporary password (this email will come from media.support@esuper.com.au). You should receive this email instantly.

Follow the directions in the email to access Employer Portal.

Register now

Making contributions

Before you can make a contribution, you'll need to add your employees' details in the 'Contributions and Employee Updates' section of Employer Portal. To do this, you can upload a file or manually enter the information.

You can then make a contribution to that employee, edit their details or exit them.

For help getting started, check out the Employer Portal Basics fact sheet. A Comprehensive Training Guide is also available once you’ve logged in.

Existing employers using MercerSpectrum

If you registered with Media Super before April 2017, you may be using the MercerSpectrum clearing house. You can continue to use this platform to make your super contributions.

If you would like to move to the Employer Portal platform, please contact the Employer Helpline on 1800 640 886 (9.00am to 5.00pm AEST/AEDT, Monday to Friday).

Salary sacrifice and payroll deductions

Your employees might want to make additional contributions to their super from their pay. They can either do this from their:

  • pre-tax income, known as salary sacrifice
  • after-tax income, known as a payroll deduction.

These payments can be made along with your SG contributions through Employer Portal and MercerSpectrum.

Please note, these options have different tax implications for both your business and your employees, and also have differing reporting requirements.

Read the How much you contribute page for full details of salary sacrifice and payroll deduction payments.