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More investment choice


All members were mailed a SEN on 21 April 2017, primarily to announce the introduction on 1 July 2017 of a new range of four investment options for APSS Member Savings accounts, including Spouse, Rollover and Pension accounts.

See apss.com.au/investmentchoice for more details.

Super tax changes in 2017


The Federal Coalition government announced a number of major changes to super in its May 2016 budget. At the end of last November, the government passed legislation to implement these changes, which generally apply from 1 July 2017.

Current contribution limits will change significantly. Read the super changes in 2017 fact sheet to learn more.




Significant Event Notices

A Significant Event Notice (SEN) will be issued to members affected by one or more changes that may impact their super in the APSS. If/when a SEN applies to you, you should receive it as a letter in the mail to your postal address. Summaries of recent SENs are provided below. Our SEN archive below provides a list of all SENs sent since February 2012.

Latest SENs

21 April 2017

More investment choice and other updates

All members were mailed a SEN on 21 April 2017, primarily to announce the introduction on 1 July 2017 of a new range of four investment options for APSS Member Savings accounts, including Spouse, Rollover and Pension accounts. The SEN included some additional information on super tax changes in 2017 that are to begin on 1 July 2017. These changes are particularly important for members using an APSS Pension to transition to retirement, those with high incomes and those with very large super balances (over $1.6 million). The SEN also informed non-employee Spouse, Rollover and Pension members about a new administration fee starting on 1 July 2017. This will be a fixed fee of $1.50 per week per account, plus 0.12% each year based on the balance of each non-employee member's APSS account (calculated and charged to each account monthly as at the last Friday of each month). Finally, the SEN informed Spouse and Rollover members under age 65 about the automatic insurance cover they may be eligible for in case of death, TPD or terminal illness from 26 June 2017. An enclosed fact sheet provided these Spouse and Rollover members with more details.

7 - 13 March 2017

Coming to your super this year

The first SENs of 2017 were mailed in early March to non-employee members who had an APSS Rollover Account or APSS Pension Account. These were primarily sent to Rollover members who are entirely (i.e. 100%) invested in the Market Return investment option; to alert them that they will be classified 'MySuper' members from 26 June 2017. These SENs also provided an opportunity to alert certain Rollover members that they might also be eligible for new insurance cover from 26 June, and all Rollover and Pension members about a new administration fee to apply to them from 1 July 2017. There were four versions of this SEN. To obtain a copy relevant to you, please contact us.

SEN archive

APSS (SEN's) are issued to members in the mail and let them know about important changes to their super in the APSS. SEN’s are set out below.

Significant Event Notice Members Issue date
Important notice about APSS
investment strategy adjustments
Members with Member Savings (i.e. Spouse, Rollover, Pension members, and Employee Members saving their own money in the APSS.) 9 December 2016
Anti-detriment payments DB, Rollover and Spouse members 27 October 2016
Important changes to nominating your beneficiaries for Pension members Pension members 1 April 2016
Important changes to nominating your beneficiaries for DB and Accumulation members DB, Rollover and Spouse members 1 April 2016
Transfer of your super arrangements AaE employee members with Defined Benefits only 13 October 2014
Transfer of your super arrangements AaE employee members with Defined Benefits and Member Savings 13 October 2014
Transfer of your super arrangements AaE employee members with an AAGSP account 13 October 2014
Transfer of your super arrangements AaE PREP Account members 13 October 2014
Transfer of your super arrangements AaE Spouse Account members 13 October 2014
Important changes affecting the Defined Benefits in the Australia Post Superannuation Scheme (APSS) For AaE (Qantas) employee members 7 May 2014
Important changes affecting the Defined Benefits in the Australia Post Superannuation Scheme (APSS) Australia Post and Decipha employee members 2 - 5 May 2014
Important changes affecting the Defined Benefits in the Australia Post Superannuation Scheme (APSS) Australia Post 'opt out' employee members 2 May 2014
Important changes affecting the Defined Benefits in the Australia Post Superannuation Scheme (APSS) For StarTrack employee members 2 May 2014
Important changes to APSS investments All members 3 July 2013
Important notice for AaE employees who have 'opted out' of the APSS AaE employees only 23 May 2013
News about your future super arrangements AaE employees only 17 May 2013
Notice of changes to the APSS Trust Deed
(DOM 13)
All members 17 May 2013
Impact on your super regarding the transfer to AaE Retail AaE employees only 10 July 2012
Important notice to all APSS members All members 27 February 2012
Important notice to APSS 'opt out' members 'Opt out' members only 27 February 2012