Superannuation, or just "super", is compulsory for all people who work and reside in Australia. Your employer is required to make contributions on your behalf to your chosen super fund. Your super investment is then used to provide an income stream when you retire.

You can find out more about superannuation in Australia here.

New staff

After accepting your employment offer with UQ, you will receive an onboarding task in Workday prompting you to elect your preferred super fund by completing the Superannuation Fund online form. 
You can elect your stapled fund or you can choose to have your super paid to our default superannuation fund, UniSuper. 

A stapled super fund is an existing super account in your name which the ATO has identified so that it follows you when you change jobs. You can find out more about the rules requiring stapling here.

To enable the University of Queensland to contribute your superannuation to your preferred fund you will need to complete the Superannuation Fund form online.

Complete your Superannuation Fund form

Exisiting staff

If you are an existing staff member with UQ's default super fund UniSuper, please contact UniSuper directly and they can assist you with information or personalised advice about your membership and their range of products. 

For all eligible staff members who are pre-existing members of one of the below schemes, the University will maintain employer superannuation contributions:

  • QSuper Defined Benefits Plan
  • QSuper State Plan


UniSuper Ltd is The University of Queensland’s default superannuation provider. For more information on UniSuper superannuation, please read the UniSuper Accumulation 1 Product Disclosure Statement or watch the Introducing UniSuper video. 

UniSuper has On-Campus Super Consultants and Advisors who can assist you to understand your options as well as provide general and personal financial advice.  Throughout the year, UniSuper also run on-campus seminars and on-demand webcasts. You can make an appointment with a  UniSuper On-Campus Super Consultant here.

Salary Packaging

You can arrange your own voluntary personal superannuation contributions through payroll deductions, including pre-tax salary sacrifice options.  To authorise personal voluntary contributions, download and complete the superannuation contributions authority form and send completed forms to for processing.

You can find out more about salary packaging at the University of Queensland here.

UQ Superannuation Office

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