Working hard to keep our fees low, for the benefit of all members

We're run solely for the benefit of our members. We’re a profit-for-member fund, which means all profits are returned to members, keeping your fees and costs to a minimum.

You can learn more about fees and costs that apply to your Energy Super Accumulation, Defined Benefit Accumulation account and Energy Super Income Stream account below.

For more information on fees you can also read our How Super Works GuideEnergy Super Income Stream PDS or email us.

The fees we don't charge

With an Energy Super account, it’s zero fees for the following:

  • Flat-rate weekly administration fee: $0
  • Investment switching fee: $0
  • Withdrawal fee: $0
  • Buy-spread fee: $0

Reducing our fees

In September 2021 we made the latest in a series of fee reductions – we removed our weekly administration fee of $1 per week ($52 per year) per account. This reduction leaves more money in members’ accounts to grow for their retirement.

Members now only pay the indirect administration fee (an annual percentage-based fee), which they are already paying. This fee is 0.18% of a member’s account balance per year (capped at $900 per year, excluding the defined benefit component of Defined Benefit accounts).

We are now one of the few super funds that do not charge a weekly or monthly flat-rate administration fee as well as a percentage-based administration fee.

Fees overview

Type of fee

Amount

How and when paid

Investment fee1

0.03% - 0.29% p.a depending on the investment option.

The investment fees accrue daily and are deducted from the unit price for the relevant investment option you are invested in.

Administration fee1

0.18% p.a.

The administration fee is deducted from investment returns. This fee is capped at $900 p.a. for eligible amounts including your linked spouse accounts2.

Buy-sell spread

Nil.

Not applicable.

Switching fee

Nil

Not applicable.

Advice fees

relating to all members investing in a particular MySuper product or investment option.

Nil.

Not applicable.

Other fees and costs2

Other fees and costs may apply depending on the services you use.

 

Indirect cost ratio1,4

0.00% - 0.69% p.a. depending on the investment option.

The costs included in the indirect cost ratio (ICR) are deducted from the unit price for the relevant investment option that you are invested in.

Please see the below investment fees and indirect cost ratio breakdown for each Energy Super investment option.

Investment option fee breakdown

Investment Option

Administration fee

Investment fee*

Indirect Cost Ratio*

Total indirect fees and costs

$50,000

Cash Enhanced 0.18% 0.03% 0.01% 0.22% $110
Stable 0.18% 0.21% 0.53% 0.92% $460
Fixed Interest 0.18% 0.23% 0.10% 0.51% $255
Capital Managed 0.18% 0.23% 0.55% 0.96% $480
Balanced 0.18% 0.24% 0.55% 0.97% $485
MySuper (default) 0.18% 0.18% 0.36% 0.72% $360
SRI Balanced 0.18% 0.25% 0.69% 1.12% $560
Growth 0.18% 0.25% 0.57% 1.00% $500
Indexed Balanced 0.18% 0.10% 0.00% 0.28% $140
Australian Shares 0.18% 0.29% 0.05% 0.52% $260
International Shares 0.18% 0.24% 0.05% 0.47% $235
Smoothed Return 0.18% 0.24% 0.55% 0.97% $485
Capital Guarantee 0.18% 0.24% 0.55% 0.97% $485

*For all investment options other than the Indexed Balanced, the Investment Fees and ICRs are derived from costs incurred in 2020-21 and are based on the information available to the Trustee for that financial year. They include estimates where actual costs are not available. They include performance fees (where relevant). The actual indirect costs for this and future financial years may be different.

See How Super Works Guide for more information on this and other fees and costs.

1A 3% fee cap will apply to the total of all administration fees, investment fees and indirect costs for defined contribution accounts with a balance of less than $6,000. It will be applied by a rebate of any such fees in excess of 3% of your defined contribution/income stream account balance, calculated at 30 June each year or when you exit the Fund. The cap doesn’t include insurance costs and does not apply to Defined Benefit accounts.

2 See the How Super Works Guide for information about the cap on administration fee and linking your accounts.

3Investment fees and Indirect Cost Ratios (ICRs) are derived from costs incurred in 2020-2021, and are based on the information available to the Trustee for that financial year. They include estimates where actual costs are not available. They include performance fees (where relevant). They do not include an amount for Property Operating Costs which are estimated to be between 0.00% and 0.06%, nor Borrowing Costs which are estimated to be between 0.00% and 0.07% depending on the investment option. The actual costs for this and future financial years may be different. Updated estimates are posted on our website from time-to-time when updated information becomes available. Actual costs for each year are disclosed in our Annual Report.