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Information on super concepts if you’re new to super.

What is Super?

Your super is likely to be one of the biggest assets you’ll own, but many people struggle to understand how to get the most out of it to create financial security in retirement. A Hostplus financial planner explains the key features of super that could help you save for your retirement.

What is net benefit?

Net benefit is the simplest, most powerful way to measure how much value your superannuation fund offers. Hear from a Hostplus financial planner as they explain what ‘net benefit’ means and why you should care about it.

Tools for managing your super

Hostplus has five simple digital tools that could help manage your super. Hear from a Hostplus financial planner as he unpacks how they can help you plan for your future.

Using super to save for a home deposit

The First Home Super Saver Scheme or FHSSS, is a Federal Government initiative to help first-time home buyers buy their dream home. A Hostplus superannuation adviser explains the factors to consider when using this strategy.


Growing your 


Steps you can take now to make a difference to you in the future.

Boosting your super with contributions

You may not feel it’s the right time to be making extra contributions to super. However if you are able to, making extra payments into your super might make a big difference to your retirement savings. In this video, we explore the different ways you can make extra payments to your super.

Choosing the right investment option

If you haven't actively chosen an investment option for your super, your money will go into what’s called a default option. Hear from a Hostplus financial planner as they talk about considerations around choosing an investment option.

How often should I review my investment options?

With your super, it’s a good idea to review your investment options at regular intervals. Hear from a Hostplus financial planner as they unpack the important things to consider when reviewing your investment options. 

What to expect when you meet a financial planner?

Want to know what to expect when you meet a financial adviser? Hear from a Hostplus financial planner as they explain how the first meeting works.

Insurance in your super

Insurance protects you and your family against the unexpected. Having the right insurance in place means you’re not alone when you need help the most. Hear from a Hostplus financial planner as they unpack how to get the most out of insurance in your super. 

Is consolidation right for you?

Consolidating your super may help you save on duplicated fees but it’s important to consider other factors before consolidating. Hear from a superannuation adviser as they explain what to look out for.

Women and super

Women face a significant super gap when they reach retirement age. By knowing how super works and taking small steps now, you could make a big difference to your super savings in the future. It’s never too late or too early.

Planning your 


Getting ready for and managing your income in retirement.

How much money will I need in retirement?

Have you considered how much money you’ll need in retirement? There are a range of factors, including your lifestyle preferences, to consider when working it all out. Hear from a Hostplus financial planner as they cover what to consider when planning for retirement. 

What are your income options in retirement?

Are you worried about running out of money in retirement? In this video, a Hostplus financial planner explains that getting financial advice could help you to maximise your income in retirement.

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If you’d like to speak to a qualified financial planner or arrange an appointment, please provide us with some details1 and one of our financial planners will contact you at your preferred time.

1. Hostplus is seeking to collect personal information from you so that we can arrange contact by one of the financial planners. The personal information we are seeking to collect from you is your name, postcode, date of birth, contact details, preferred date of contact, and whether you are a member of Hostplus. If you do not provide us with this information, we may not be able to carry out these instructions. The Hostplus privacy policy is available online at and includes information about how we manage your personal information, how you may access and seek correction of your personal information, as well as how you can make a complaint about a breach of your privacy.

Hostplus has engaged Industry Fund Services Limited (IFS) ABN 54 007 016 195, AFSL 232514 to facilitate the provision of personal financial advice to members of Hostplus.  Advice is provided by financial planners who are Authorised Representatives of IFS. Fees may apply for Comprehensive Financial Advice, further information about the cost of comprehensive advice is set out in the relevant IFS Financial Services Guide, a copy of which is available from your financial planner.  Hostplus has engaged Link Advice Pty Ltd ABN 36 105 811 836, ASFL 258145 to facilitate the provision of limited personal financial advice to members of Hostplus via the web-based product Super Adviser.

Net investment returns represent the rate of return on investments after investment-related fees, costs and taxes have been deducted. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance and should never be the sole factor considered when selecting a superannuation fund.

Awards and ratings are only one factor to be taken into account when choosing a super fund. Hostplus insurance cover is provided by MetLife Insurance Limited (MetLife) ABN 75 004 274 882, AFSL 238096.

This information is general advice only and does not take into account your needs. You should consider if this information is appropriate for you. Please read the relevant Hostplus PDS, available at before making a decision about Hostplus. For a description of the target market, please read the Target Market Determination document available at here.

Issued by Host-Plus Pty Limited ABN 79 008 634 704, AFSL 244392 as trustee for the Hostplus Superannuation Fund (the Fund) ABN 68 657 495 890, MySuper No 68 657 495 890 198.