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Opening a Hostplus Pension account.

A Hostplus Pension is a smart way to secure a regular income in retirement, or while you transition to retirement (TTR). With flexible payment options and a choice of investments, you’re in control of your retirement lifestyle.

How to open a Hostplus Pension Account

To open a Pension Account (including a TTR Pension), join online now.

If you need help, simply call us on, 1300 348 546 Monday to Friday, 8am - 8pm AEST/AEDT.


Age and work requirements

To open a Pension account, you must meet one of the following conditions:

  • have reached your preservation age (between 55 and 60, depending on your birth date) and retired;
  • or be aged 60 or over and leaving or changing your job;
  • or be aged 65 or over.

You may also be able to open a Hostplus pension if you’re totally and permanently disabled, terminally ill or an eligible dependant receiving a death benefit income stream.

If you’ve reached your preservation age but are still working, you can start a TTR account.

Opening balance requirements

You can transfer money from any super fund or pension account:

  • Minimum of $10,000
  • Maximum of $1.6 million (called the transfer balance cap).

Learn more about the Transfer balance cap

Your preservation age depends on when you were born.

Date of birth

Preservation age

From 1 July 1964


1 July 1963 – 30 June 1964


1 July 1962 – 30 June 1963


1 July 1961 – 30 June 1962


1 July 1960 – 30 June 1961


Before 1 July 1960


Expert advice to help you plan for retirement

A financial planner can help you decide if a Hostplus Pension is right for you.

Make an appointment with one of our qualified financial planners1 to discuss your retirement goals.

Financial planning

[1] 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. Further information about the cost of advice is set out in the relevant IFS Financial Services Guide, a copy of which is available from your financial planner.