Pension fees and costs

We keep our fees low, so you have more in retirement.

Summary of fees and costs

A summary of the fees and costs for Spirit Super pension accounts. For super accounts, see super fees and costs.

 Type of fee


How and when paid

Investment fee1,2

Conservative – 0.51%

Moderate – 0.59%

Balanced – 0.74%

Sustainable – 0.91%

Long-term – 0.71%

Growth – 0.81% 

Cash – 0.05% 

Diversified fixed interest – 0.30%

Australian shares – 0.84%

International shares – 0.78%

Deducted from investment returns before unit prices are determined and directly applied to your account. Performance-related fee estimates and transaction costs are included in the investment fee.

Administration fee2,3

$67.60 plus 0.10% of your account balance each year (the percentage fee is capped at $450 each year).

Calculated daily and deducted monthly from your account.

Buy-sell spread



Switching fee



Advice fees4


Fees for general and intra-fund advice are included as part of the administration fee.

Indirect cost ratios



1 Investment fees are estimates and are calculated looking back at 30 June each year. All investment fees above are based on actual fees for the financial year ended 30 June 2020. Investment fees for the Sustainable, Long-term and Moderate options, are based on Tasplan Super’s investment fees. Investment fees for all other options are based on MTAA Super’s investment fees. The actual investment fees for the current financial year may vary due to changes to the underlying investments.  

2If your Spirit Super account balance is less than $6,000 at 30 June each year or when you close your account, the total combined amount of administration fees, investment fees and indirect costs charged to you is capped at 3% of your account balance. Any amount charged in excess of that cap must be refunded. If you hold more than one account with us, we’ll assess each account separately. 

3If you have more than one Control Pension or Managed Pension account with us, the $67.60 yearly fee is only charged once and applied proportionally across all pension accounts based on the number of days each account has been open during the month. The percentage fee cap of $450 will apply on the combined total of your pension accounts. 

4 We can provide general and intra-fund advice about your Spirit Super account at no additional cost. For comprehensive advice, you can meet with a Spirit Super Advice financial planner and they will advise you of any fees you'll pay. The advice you receive and any fees you'll pay, will also be set out in a Statement of advice. Read about our advice options.

Find out more

For information about the fees and costs that apply to pension accounts, read the Pension guide.

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