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Pension performance

Find out how your pension investment option is performing over the short and long term, or view performance for our full range of investment options. You can also view weekly unit prices.

Media Super publishes monthly investment performance to help our members understand how their pension account is performing.

When you're looking at performance figures, it's important to remember that superannuation is a long-term investment. Even when you retire, your money could still be invested for several decades.

Financial markets can fluctuate and short-term losses do happen; so you need to to consider the performance of the option over five to 10 years, not just the last month or even a single year.

If you have any questions about investment performance or you're considering making an investment switch, please call the Helpline on 1800 640 886.

Investment performance to 30 September 2021

OptionFYTD1 Month3 Months1 Year3 Years5 Years7 Years10 YearsSince inceptionOption inception
High Growth3.74-0.493.7425.769.9211.5210.8312.327.591/10/2000
Growth2.98-0.552.9821.339.2410.7510.1911.257.391/07/1998
Balanced (MySuper)2.27-0.492.2719.188.709.869.3910.337.181/01/1987
Stable1.27-0.151.277.795.275.695.756.405.881/07/1998
Indexed Balanced*1.85-2.131.8518.90----6.461/07/2019
Cash0.010.010.010.171.051.501.772.353.741/01/2003
Australian Shares3.68-0.293.6831.7310.4511.2110.3212.008.761/04/2005
Overseas Shares2.25-2.732.2524.5411.5913.3011.1413.558.501/04/2005
Property1.96-0.401.9612.762.934.976.768.818.041/04/2005
Fixed Interest0.06-0.670.060.713.763.093.644.384.941/08/2005
Sustainable Future Shares2.48-1.902.4830.0913.4111.3311.7012.368.131/08/2005
Moderate Growth*2.02-0.392.0214.257.207.35--6.591/11/2014
  • High Growth

    • FYTD 3.74
    • 1 Month -0.49
    • 3 Months 3.74
    • 1 Year 25.76
    • 3 Years 9.92
    • 5 Years 11.52
    • 7 Years 10.83
    • 10 Years 12.32
    • Since inception 7.59
    • Option inception 1/10/2000
  • Growth

    • FYTD 2.98
    • 1 Month -0.55
    • 3 Months 2.98
    • 1 Year 21.33
    • 3 Years 9.24
    • 5 Years 10.75
    • 7 Years 10.19
    • 10 Years 11.25
    • Since inception 7.39
    • Option inception 1/07/1998
  • Balanced (MySuper)

    • FYTD 2.27
    • 1 Month -0.49
    • 3 Months 2.27
    • 1 Year 19.18
    • 3 Years 8.70
    • 5 Years 9.86
    • 7 Years 9.39
    • 10 Years 10.33
    • Since inception 7.18
    • Option inception 1/01/1987
  • Stable

    • FYTD 1.27
    • 1 Month -0.15
    • 3 Months 1.27
    • 1 Year 7.79
    • 3 Years 5.27
    • 5 Years 5.69
    • 7 Years 5.75
    • 10 Years 6.40
    • Since inception 5.88
    • Option inception 1/07/1998
  • Indexed Balanced*

    • FYTD 1.85
    • 1 Month -2.13
    • 3 Months 1.85
    • 1 Year 18.90
    • 3 Years -
    • 5 Years -
    • 7 Years -
    • 10 Years -
    • Since inception 6.46
    • Option inception 1/07/2019
  • Cash

    • FYTD 0.01
    • 1 Month 0.01
    • 3 Months 0.01
    • 1 Year 0.17
    • 3 Years 1.05
    • 5 Years 1.50
    • 7 Years 1.77
    • 10 Years 2.35
    • Since inception 3.74
    • Option inception 1/01/2003
  • Australian Shares

    • FYTD 3.68
    • 1 Month -0.29
    • 3 Months 3.68
    • 1 Year 31.73
    • 3 Years 10.45
    • 5 Years 11.21
    • 7 Years 10.32
    • 10 Years 12.00
    • Since inception 8.76
    • Option inception 1/04/2005
  • Overseas Shares

    • FYTD 2.25
    • 1 Month -2.73
    • 3 Months 2.25
    • 1 Year 24.54
    • 3 Years 11.59
    • 5 Years 13.30
    • 7 Years 11.14
    • 10 Years 13.55
    • Since inception 8.50
    • Option inception 1/04/2005
  • Property

    • FYTD 1.96
    • 1 Month -0.40
    • 3 Months 1.96
    • 1 Year 12.76
    • 3 Years 2.93
    • 5 Years 4.97
    • 7 Years 6.76
    • 10 Years 8.81
    • Since inception 8.04
    • Option inception 1/04/2005
  • Fixed Interest

    • FYTD 0.06
    • 1 Month -0.67
    • 3 Months 0.06
    • 1 Year 0.71
    • 3 Years 3.76
    • 5 Years 3.09
    • 7 Years 3.64
    • 10 Years 4.38
    • Since inception 4.94
    • Option inception 1/08/2005
  • Sustainable Future Shares

    • FYTD 2.48
    • 1 Month -1.90
    • 3 Months 2.48
    • 1 Year 30.09
    • 3 Years 13.41
    • 5 Years 11.33
    • 7 Years 11.70
    • 10 Years 12.36
    • Since inception 8.13
    • Option inception 1/08/2005
  • Moderate Growth*

    • FYTD 2.02
    • 1 Month -0.39
    • 3 Months 2.02
    • 1 Year 14.25
    • 3 Years 7.20
    • 5 Years 7.35
    • 7 Years -
    • 10 Years -
    • Since inception 6.59
    • Option inception 1/11/2014

Unit prices for 19 October 2021

Investment options operate using a unitised system, which means the total value of your investment in Media Super is determined by multiplying the number of units you have in each investment option by the latest published sell price of each unit. Media Super does not currently charge a Buy-sell spread. Unit prices for each of the Media Super investment options are updated on a weekly basis.

OptionBuySell
High Growth4.64374.6437
Growth4.33764.3376
Balanced4.08384.0838
Stable3.04393.0439
Cash1.94191.9419
Australian Shares3.69633.6963
International Shares3.72573.7257
Property3.58733.5873
Fixed Interest2.14212.1421
Sustainable Future Shares3.45043.4504
Indexed Balanced1.12161.1216
Moderate Growth1.55021.5502
  • High Growth

    • Buy 4.6437
    • Sell 4.6437
  • Growth

    • Buy 4.3376
    • Sell 4.3376
  • Balanced

    • Buy 4.0838
    • Sell 4.0838
  • Stable

    • Buy 3.0439
    • Sell 3.0439
  • Cash

    • Buy 1.9419
    • Sell 1.9419
  • Australian Shares

    • Buy 3.6963
    • Sell 3.6963
  • International Shares

    • Buy 3.7257
    • Sell 3.7257
  • Property

    • Buy 3.5873
    • Sell 3.5873
  • Fixed Interest

    • Buy 2.1421
    • Sell 2.1421
  • Sustainable Future Shares

    • Buy 3.4504
    • Sell 3.4504
  • Indexed Balanced

    • Buy 1.1216
    • Sell 1.1216
  • Moderate Growth

    • Buy 1.5502
    • Sell 1.5502

Important information

Investment performance is calculated monthly for each investment option, based on the returns achieved by the underlying investments of the particular option. These returns are net of investment fees and the indirect cost ratio only and do not reflect the administration fees.

Three month figures expressed above are based on the cumulative monthly performance over the past three full calendar months.

Financial Year To Date (FYTD) figures are based on cumulative monthly returns since 1 July in the current financial year. A FYTD figure will only be shown for options where investments were made before 1 July of the current financial year.

Annualised figures are based on the cumulative monthly returns since the commencement of the option, adjusted to reflect the average per year performance over the life of the option. Historical returns before 1 July 2008 are based on former Print Super investment returns. Annualised returns for each option that commenced after 1 July 2014 will be unavailable until a full 12 month return period has elapsed since investments were made in the option.

Investment returns are not guaranteed and past performance gives no indication of future returns.

Your individual rate of return for each financial year depends on factors including the timing of transactions, any investment switches you have made and the actual mix of options that make up your account. Please refer to your statement for earnings applicable to your account.

Note: Performance figures are not available for the Direct Investment option as returns are dependent on each member’s investment choices within the option. For more detailed information on the Direct Investment option, read the Direct Investment Guide.

Each investment option which commenced after 1 July 2014 will have a unit price of 1.00000 until money is invested in that option. For more information, please read the Investment Guide.