How to make 

Paying your employees’ super doesn’t need to be an administrative burden. At Hostplus, we’re here to help make super contributions as quick and easy as possible – so you can get back to doing what you do best.

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A quick refresher 
on super contributions

Your Superannuation Guarantee (SG) obligations

As an employer, you must make SG contributions on behalf of eligible employees. The SG requires you to pay a minimum of 11.5% of your employee’s earnings (which is scheduled to gradually increase to 12% by 1 July 2025) as super contributions into their chosen fund. If your employees are covered by an award or employment agreement that specifies a higher super contribution than 11.5% you must pay the higher amount.

Making super payments

You’re required to pay super contributions at least quarterly, although you can make them monthly or even fortnightly if you find that easier. It's important, however, to check any contractual obligations you may have with your super fund, awards or contracts of employment, to ensure your super contributions are paid on time.

You also need to make your employees’ super payments through a compliant online system, as outlined in the government’s data and payment standards (also known as SuperStream). There are a few options for doing this which we’ve outlined below – simply choose the option that suits you and your business.

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Option 1: Use the Hostplus clearing house, QuickSuper

We know that, as an employer, you’ve got a never-ending to-do list – which is why we provide a simple online solution that makes paying super contributions as quick and simple as possible. 

Our clearing house, QuickSuper, lets you make super contributions for all your staff in one simple transaction – regardless of their super fund. It’s free for registered Hostplus employers, is fully compliant, and accepts the standard SuperStream Alternative File Format (SAFF), so you can feel confident that you’re meeting your legal obligations.


Option 2: Use the Australian Taxation Office’s Small Business Clearing House

If you’re a small business with 19 or fewer employees or an annual aggregated turnover of less than $10 million, you can pay your employees’ super through the Small Business Superannuation Clearing House. It’s provided by the Australian Government through the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) at no extra cost.

Option 3: Use a SuperStream-compliant clearing house of your choice

You can make super payments to Hostplus using an alternative clearing house solution of your choice if it’s compliant with SuperStream requirements. Use our Employer Join and Pay tool to register to make payments via your preferred method. 

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Reach out to us

If you have any questions about making super payments, contact our Employer Services team who can talk you through the options to find a solution that works for you.