Preservation Age

Your preservation age is the age at which you can access your preserved benefits, that is, any super contributions and investment earnings accumulated after 1 July 1999.

Your preservation age varies between 55 and 60 years, depending on your date of birth.

Date of birth Preservation Age
Before 1/7/1960 55
1/7/1960 to 30/6/1961 56
1/7/1961 to 30/6/1962 57
1/7/1962 to 30/6/1963 58
1/7/1963 to 30/6/1964 59
After 30/6/1964 60

If you have reached your preservation age, you may be eligible to access your super benefit as a Retirement or Transition to retirement pension.

A $1.6 million cap on the total amount of super you can transfer to a pension account applies.