Free seminars

To help you understand your MilitarySuper scheme, we provide members free seminars around Australia.

> View the ADF Transition Seminar Calendar 2014 

Seminars are run by your administrator, ComSuper, on behalf of your trustee of MilitarySuper, Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation and the Department of Defence.

Attend a seminar to better understand:

  • how MilitarySuper works
  • the importance of contributions to grow your super
  • protection through super in the event of invalidity and death
  • your benefits following discharge
  • retirement options.

Available seminars and usual duration

Seminar

Topics

Duration

MilitarySuper new entrants introduction

Broad overview of MilitarySuper and superannuation in general

60 min

MilitarySuper membership and benefits

How benefits accrue

Member options

Benefit options at exit

Preservation restrictions

CPI indexation of employer component

90 min

MilitarySuper and DFRDB medical discharge

Scheme invalidity benefits

Invalidity classification

Invalidity review processes

35 min

Taxation of superannuation benefits, rollover issues and superannuation surcharge

Taxation of scheme benefits

Surcharge tax for higher income earners

Surcharge payment options & strategies

75 min

Taxation of superannuation pension and lump sum benefits and superannuation surcharge

Taxation of scheme pension

Surcharge tax for higher income earners

Surcharge payment options & strategies

75 min

Seminars are in addition to the Defence Resettlement Seminars. 

Request a seminar

We arrange seminars directly with individual establishments, units, ships and the like. Seminars are tailored and timed to fit with operational requirements. We can present a full one day seminar program (see one day program example below) where members attend the seminar or seminars which best meet their retirement planning needs.

Larger establishments may prefer to arrange a selection of seminars over two days.

Unit pay representatives and Defence Corporate Support personnel can review seminar requirements and request on site seminars. Please make any request as soon as possible to assist us plan and coordinate your superannuation seminar request. Email your seminar request to militaryseminarteam@comsuper.gov.au

Individual member requests

If you feel there is a need for onsite presentations, please raise your request through your unit pay representative or Defence Corporate Support personnel, with a view to gaining the support of your commanding officer beforehand.

Example – one day seminar program

Time

Seminar

0900 – 1030

MilitarySuper membership and benefits

1100 – 1215

DFRDB membership and benefits

1330 – 1445

Taxation of superannuation pension and lump sum benefits and superannuation surcharge

1500 – 1545

MilitarySuper and DFRDB medical discharge