Fees and costs

TelstraSuper offers competitive administration fees and investment fees, plus with TelstraSuper there are no entry fees, exit fees or commissions.

Set out below is a summary of TelstraSuper’s fees and costs.  For full details about TelstraSuper’s fees and costs, refer to your relevant product disclosure statement (PDS) and /or the Additional Information About Your Super Guide.

Type of fee Amount How and when paid
Ongoing annual fees and costs (1)
 
Administration fees and costs (1,4)

$1.50 per week
+
0.18% per annum

$172 p.a. (annual platform fee) if you're invested in the Direct Access investment option (see the Direct Access Product Guide for more information).

The dollar-based fee is deducted from your account at the end of each quarter or when you leave TelstraSuper.

The percentage-based fee is deducted in the calculation of unit prices daily.

Your administration fees and costs are capped at $1,878 p.a. (5)

 

Investment fees and costs (1, 2, 3, 4)
  • 0.84% p.a. for Growth
  • 0.79% p.a.  for Balanced
  • 0.58% p.a.  for Diversified Income
  • 0.58% p.a. for Defensive Growth
  • 0.50% p.a. for Conservative
  • 0.48% p.a. for International Shares
  • 0.39% p.a. for Australian Shares
  • 1.46% p.a. for Property
  • 0.30% p.a. for Fixed Interest
  • 0.08% p.a. for Cash
  • 0.84% p.a. for MySuper Growth
  • 0.79% p.a. for MySuper Balanced
  • 0.50% p.a. for MySuper Conservative
  • 0.20% p.a. subject to a maximum of $3,000 p.a. for the  Direct Access investment option

Deducted in the calculation of units prices daily.

 
















See the Direct Access Product Guide for more information.

Transaction costs

Not applicable

 
 Member activity related fees and costs 
 
Buy-sell spread The buy cost or sell cost ranges from 0.00% to 0.10% depending on the investment option. See the relevant PDS or the  Additional Information About Your Super Guide for more details. Deducted in the calculation of unit prices at the time of the transaction.
Switching fee Nil N/A
Other fees and costs (4) Other fees and costs such as activity fees, advice fees for personal advice or insurance fees may apply. Entry fees and exit fees cannot be charged.  The fees will depend on the activity you are undertaking and may be deducted from your account or you may need to pay the fee directly.

1. If your account balance for a product offered by TelstraSuper is less than $6,000 at the end of the financial year, certain fees and costs charged to you in relation to administration and investment are  capped at 3% of the account balance. Any amount charged in excess of that cap must be refunded.

If you have an account balance of over $1m, or you and your spouse with whom you're presently living, have combined TelstraSuper Personal Plus, TelstraSuper Corporate Plus and/or TelstraSuper RetireAccess account balances that exceed $956,700, you may claim an administration fee rebate. Defined benefit members are not eligible for the rebate.

2. Investment fees and costs includes amounts of 0.00% - 0.28% for performance fees. The calculation basis for these amounts is set out in your relevant PDS and/or the Additional Information About Your Super Guide.

3. Investment fees and costs are estimates and include fees which are paid directly by the Trustee such as management fees, any applicable performance fees charged by investment managers and custodian fees. They also include indirect investment costs. Investment fees and costs are based on the investment fees and costs for the year ended 30 June 2021 except that amounts referable to performance fees are based on the average performance fees for the 5 years ended 30 June 2021. (If an investment has not existed or did not provision for performance fees for the last 5 financial years – performance fees are based on the average for the period since the option has existed and provided for performance fees). The actual amount you will be charged in subsequent financial years will depend on the actual investment fees and costs incurred for the relevant period. If you are invested in the MySuper arrangement and/or have more than one other investment option, the fee deducted from gross investment earnings will be apportioned. 

4. See the Additional Information About Your Super Guide and/or you relevant PDS for further information.

5. Refer to the 'Fee rebate' section of the Additional Information About Your Super Guide and/or you relevant PDS for further information.

 

Administration fees and costs

The $1.50 per week administration fee is deducted from your account at the end of each quarter or earlier if you leave TelstraSuper. The 0.18% pa indirect administration fee is deducted daily as part of the unit price calculation. 

Fee rebate

If you have an account balance of over $1m, or you and your spouse* with whom you're presently living, have combined TelstraSuper Personal Plus, TelstraSuper Corporate Plus and/or TelstraSuper RetireAccess account balances that exceed $956,700, you may claim an administration fee rebate.† Defined Benefit members are not eligible for the rebate. Your administration fees and costs are capped at $1,878 p.a.

The fee rebate applies to the annual administration fee of your account and effectively reduces the administration fee applied to your account.

The appropriate fee rebate based on the account balance (as at the end of every month) will be rebated monthly and applied to the relevant account within seven Melbourne business days in arrears following the last day of the month.

Any transactions made during the last three days of each month may not be included in the end-of-month balance.

 

How to apply

If you have an account balance over $1m you will receive the fee rebate automatically.

To apply for the joint fee rebate you need to complete a Fee Rebate Application – Eligible Couple form or call us on 1300 033 166.

Applications received by us during the last three working days of a month may not be eligible for the joint fee rebate for the month in which the application was received.

If you require any information about fee rebates or linking spouse accounts, please contact us.

Conditions of rebate

* For the purposes of the fee rebate, both spouses must be current members of TelstraSuper Corporate Plus, TelstraSuper Personal Plus or TelstraSuper RetireAccess.

To be eligible for a rebate members will need to complete an application form to link spouse accounts and will be subject to meeting eligibility terms and conditions. The trustee reserves the right to withhold the rebate if the eligibility criteria are no longer met.

† The Rebate will be calculated on the amount of the account balance(s) that at the end of each month exceed(s) $1m for singles and $956,700 for a couple.  The rebate will be split proportionately between eligible spouses’ accounts, according to the balance of each account.

Fee cap

If your account balance is less than $6,000 at the end of a financial year (or when you leave the Fund) certain fees and costs charged to you in relation to administration and investment will be capped at 3% of your account balance. Any fees charged in excess of the cap during the year must be refunded. 
 

Investment fees and costs

To cover the cost of investing your retirement savings, TelstraSuper charges  competitive investment fees and costs, which vary depending on your investment choice, as outlined in the table above. 

Investment fees and costs include: 

  • fees paid for the exercise of care and expertise in the investment of TelstraSuper’s/the Fund’s assets (including performance fees); and 
  • costs incurred by TelstraSuper/ the Trustee that: 
    - relate to the investment of TelstraSuper/the Fund’s assets; and 
    - are not otherwise charged as administration fees and costs, a buy-sell spread, a switching fee, an activity fee, an advice fee or an insurance fee. 

Additional costs

Type of fee or cost Amount How and when paid
Buy-sell spread: the cost of conducting member-initiated transactions. Between 0.00% and 0.10% Reflected in the unit price calculation at the time of the transaction

Size versus cost

TelstraSuper uses a number of specialist investment managers to manage your super investment. Due to the size of our fund, TelstraSuper is able to negotiate wholesale fees. These fees are generally lower than an individual member could negotiate.

Comparing costs

When comparing the fees and costs of your TelstraSuper account with those of other investment products, it is important to consider all the fees and costs involved.