If you qualify for the Commonwealth Government Co-Contribution it could help grow your super even faster.

The Co-Contribution scheme rewards you for personally contributing to your super after tax by offering to match a percentage of your contribution.

If your total income is less than $51,813 in the 2017/18 financial year and you make after-tax contributions to your super in the same year, the Commonwealth Government will contribute up to $0.50 for every $1.00 you contribute, to a maximum of $500.

To be eligible for a Co-Contribution you must:

  • be less than 71 years old
  • make at least one personal after-tax contribution to your super by 30 June each year
  • earn less than $51,813 in the 2017/18 financial year
  • have at least 10% of your total assessable income and reportable fringe benefits

    attributable to eligible employment (as determined by the Australian Taxation Office)

  • not hold an eligible temporary resident visa at any time during the year and
  • lodge an Australian income tax return.

To receive the maximum Co-Contribution of $500 you need to contribute at least $1,000 after tax and earn less than $36,813 a year. The Co-Contribution you can receive reduces on a sliding scale, and phases out altogether when your income reaches $51,813.

For more information on how to make an after tax contribution visit the Ways to pay web page.

  If your after-tax super contribution is:
  $1,000 $800 $500 $200
If your income is: Your super co-contribution will be:
$36,813 or less $500 $400 $250 $100
$37,813 $467 $400 $250 $100
$39,813 $400 $400 $250 $100
$41,813 $333 $333 $250 $100
$43,813 $267 $267 $250 $100
$45,813 $200 $200 $200 $100
$47,813 $133 $133 $133 $100
$49,813 $67 $67 $67 $67
$51,813 $0 $0 $0 $0

Your Co-Contribution is calculated by the ATO each year based on your tax return and directly deposited into your
Co-Contribution Account.