Early access to super applications

If your application through myGov for an early release payment is approved by the ATO, they will send you a confirmation and notify Media Super. We will generally process your payment within five business days. Read the full details about timing and info to check before applying.

Super different

Media Super members are the lifeblood of Australia’s print, media, entertainment and arts, and wider creative industries.

From the people who inform and entertain you, to those who make and design the print and packaging you see every day, they're Media Super members.

No matter how you're employed, be it freelance, contract, sole-trader or traditionally employed, we can help you make the most of your super and reach a comfortable retirement.

Super different

More than 30 years of understanding and experience

Media Super has been working with your industries for more than 30 years now. In that time we've all seen our industries and workplaces change a lot, but our commitment to helping our members throughout their working lives and in retirement remains the same.

From evolving technologies to changing ownership structures, we know the print, media, entertainment and arts industries have unique challenges. We understand these challenges and it shapes how we design our services and how we support our members.

We invest back into our member industries and partner with key industry organisation to support professional development and education programs, create opportunities for emerging and established talent, celebrate excellence and help our partners build vibrant, robust sectors.

Run only to benefit our members

We believe your hard earned money is just that – yours.

Media Super is run only to benefit members. That means we don't pay profits to shareholders (unlike many retail or bank-aligned super funds); profits go back to our members, maximising your retirement savings.

You can be confident knowing that we're looking after our members' best interests, not anyone else's.

Low fees and strong investment returns

We work hard to deliver outstanding returns for our members, while keeping fees low.

Media Super have a proven track record including:

  • Low fees
    We're committed to keeping fees low to help you maximise your retirement savings. In fact, our fees are among the most competitive around^ at just $1.25 a week plus 0.15% p.a. of your account balance (with a $600 cap).
    And if you're just starting out and your balance is below $6,000, your fees will be capped at 3% p.a. to help your balance grow faster.

  • Strong long-term returns
    A proven performer, our Balanced (MySuper) investment option has delivered 8.17% p.a.# since its inception, on average.
    It’s also been stress tested over the long term and performed above the median for Australian super funds over 3, 5, 7 and 10 years*.

Valuable insurance, tailored to your industry

Media Super members have unique jobs and work in industries that can present special insurance needs.

We provide cover for many occupations across the media, arts and entertainment industries that other funds won't cover. And we also provide insurance cover for self-employed and freelance members.

And our insurance cover for Death, Total and Permanent Disablement, and Income Protection is cost-effective and lets your tailor your cover to suit your needs now and in the future.

Learn more about insurance through Media Super.

Recognition and awards

We get it – everyone says they're great. So don't just take our word for it. Media Super has been independently rated a high performer by leading reviewers:

SuperRatings Platinum 2020 rating



AAA Quality Assessment

Media Super Personal
Media Super Retirement Pension
Media Super

Rainmaker Selecting Super

Top 5, Risk Adjusted Returns 2019

Ranks investment performance in relation to risk for Balanced (MySuper) investment options.

Smooth Ride finalist 2020

Recognising the funds that have best weathered the ups and downs of the market, while also delivering strong outcomes.

Five star rated

MySuper Investment Option – Employer Sponsored Account
Heron Partners

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

#Performance as at 31 May 2020, fund commenced 1 January 1987. Investment performance data prior to July 1 2008 relates to Print Super’s past investment performance.

* SuperRatings Fund Crediting Rate Survey – SR50 Balanced options (60-76) Index , May 2020.

^ SuperRatings Fundamentals report, 30 April 2020