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Temporary residents and conditions of release

Section: 12.9

Where a member is a current or former temporary resident (and is not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen, or the holder of a Subclass 405 Investor Retirement visa or a Subclass 410 Retirement visa), they can only satisfy one of the following conditions of release:

  • former temporary resident departing Australia
  • unclaimed money payments
  • death
  • terminal medical condition
  • permanent incapacity
  • temporary incapacity
  • where the trustee is given a release authority (eg for the release of excess contributions)
  • any other condition of release satisfied prior to 1 April 2009.

Different tax treatment may also apply to withdrawals by temporary residents; for example, the withdrawal of benefits by a former temporary resident departing Australia is taxed as a Departing Australia Super Payment.

Last modified: Wednesday, July 24, 2019