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.
However you're employed, be it freelance, contract, sole-trader or traditionally employed, we can help make the most of your super to reach a comfortable retirement.
More than 30 years of understanding and experience
Media Super has been working with your industries for more than 30 years. We've seen our industries and workplaces change a lot, but our commitment to 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 believe it is important to invest back into our member industries. This is done by partnering with key industry organisations to support professional development and education programs. This helps create opportunities for emerging and established talent, while celebrating excellence and helping our partners build vibrant, robust sectors.
Run only to benefit our members
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). Any 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.
Strong long-term returns & competitive fees
We work hard to deliver strong outcomes for our members, while keeping fees low.
We have a proven track record including:
- Strong long-term returns
The default Growth (MySuper) investment option has returned an average of 9.25% for the past 37 years*. Prior to the merger with Cbus , Media Super’s Growth (MySuper) investment option has returned an average of d 8.28% p.a.# since its inception.
- Competitive fees
We're committed to keeping fees low to help you maximise your retirement savings. Our fees are competitive at $78 p.a. ($1.50 per week) plus 0.19%. of your account balance a year – up to a maximum of $1,000 a year. And if you're just starting out and your balance is below $6,000, your fees will be capped at 3% p.a. .^^
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 may not 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 you tailor cover to suit your needs.
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
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.
MySuper Investment Option – Employer Sponsored Account
Investment returns are not guaranteed, and past performance gives no indication of future returns.
#Performance as at 31 March 2021, fund commenced 1 January 1987. Investment performance data prior to 1 July 2008 relates to Print Super’s past investment performance.
^^ If your superannuation account balance is less than $6,000 at the end of the income year, the total combined amount of administration fees, investment fees and indirect costs charged to you is capped at 3% of the account balance. Any amount charged in excess of that cap must be refunded.
*Media Super merged with Cbus Super Fund on 9 April 2022. The crediting rate is based on returns minus investment fees, taxes, and until 31 January 2020, the percentage-based administration fee. Excludes fees and costs that are deducted directly from members account.