Superannuation community

The Superannuation community is designed for people working across the superannuation industry and has been created to encourage open and interactive conversation.

We will regularly add new topics and resources to engage with the Superannuation community online.

We encourage you to register to participate in online discussions or register your interest to follow activities specific to the Superannuation industry.

The Superannuation community is designed for people working across the superannuation industry and has been created to encourage open and interactive conversation.

We will regularly add new topics and resources to engage with the Superannuation community online.

We encourage you to register to participate in online discussions or register your interest to follow activities specific to the Superannuation industry.

  • SPR Consultation Snapshot

    3 months ago

    APRA Fund experience


    November final

    Release authorities workshop

    Rapid Design workshop held in Sydney on digitising release authorities.

    • High level overview of release authorities process
    • Rollover message changes.

    Date: 1st November.


    2018 Federal Budget – Super Measures Group (SMG)

    Monthly meeting via teleconference.

    Topics discussed:

    • Better integrity over deductions for personal contributions
    • Update...

    APRA Fund experience


    November final

    Release authorities workshop

    Rapid Design workshop held in Sydney on digitising release authorities.

    • High level overview of release authorities process
    • Rollover message changes.

    Date: 1st November.


    2018 Federal Budget – Super Measures Group (SMG)

    Monthly meeting via teleconference.

    Topics discussed:

    • Better integrity over deductions for personal contributions
    • Update on info-graphic and compliance letters for the better integrity over deductions for personal contributions (Notice of Intent) measure
    • Update on ATO Online messaging
    • Proposed high level design for the work test exemption for recent retirees
    • Re-versioning the Rollover MIG (including SMSF Rollovers) and high level design

    Date: 7th November.


    Superannuation Diagnostic Report for large APRA funds co-design group

    Re-designing the Diagnostic Report to ensure it continues to provide large APRA funds with a relevant and increasingly contemporary report that will help assess the fund’s performance.

    Multiple teleconference sessions held with individual funds and groups of funds.

    Date: 16th, 19th and 20th November.


    Superannuation Administration Stakeholder Group (SASG)

    Formal meeting (21st), Sydney with Super Funds, Administrators and Software Providers.

    Topics discussed:

    • First Home Super Saver Scheme
    • Early release of superannuation on compassionate grounds
    • Downsizer Measure
    • Combined caps implementation update
    • MAAS/MATS On boarding Update
    • SMSFs
    • Update on Release Authorities
    • investment proposal
    • Portal.

    APRA Fund Communications Reference Group

    Date: 21st November.


    2018 Federal Budget – Broader Consultation Group

    Monthly teleconference.

    Topics discussed:

    • Update regarding prospective start dates for the SG integrity measures
    • Protecting your super package – unclaimed superannuation and proactive reuniting
    • Re-versioning the Rollover MIG (including SMSF rollovers).

    Date: 27th November.


    SuperStream Reference Group (SSRG)

    Monthly meeting via telepresence.

    Topics discussed:

    • SuperStream payments using the New Payments Platform
    • ATO’s Digital Delivery
    • Reporting to Government transformation
    • Extension of SuperStream rollovers to SMSF
    • Gateway Network Governance Body program of work.

    Date: 28th November.


    December draft

    Superannuation Diagnostic Report for large APRA Funds co-design Group

    Individual teleconference sessions with various funds.

    Re-designing the Diagnostic Report to ensure it continues to provide large APRA funds with a relevant and increasingly contemporary report that will help assess the fund’s performance.

    Date: 4th December.


    2018 Federal Budget – Super Measures Group (SMG)

    Monthly meeting via telepresence.

    Topics discussed: tbc.

    Date: 6th December.


    SMSF Rollover Design walk through

    Face to face meeting in Sydney, to finalise the next level of design and to inform the technical documentation.

    Consulting with the high level design group (sub-group of the Super Measures co-design group).

    Date: 6th December.


    2018 Federal Budget – Broader Consultation Group

    Monthly meeting via telepresence.

    Topics discussed: tbc.

    Date: 17th December.


    Individual Experience


    December draft

    ATO Online screens – second phase (MATS and STP data)

    Topics discussed: Design of screens which present MATS and STP data side-by-side.

    Date: tbc December.



    ATO Online screens – second phase workshop (MATS and STP data)

    Topics discussed: Design of screens which present MATS and STP data side-by-side.

    Dates: January or February 2019 tbc.


    Super experience


    December draft

    Super Industry Stewardship Group (SISG)

    Date: 7th December.

    Topics discussed:

    • Royal Commission Reflections
    • Superannuation industry overview
    • Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA)
    • Data collection
    • Member survey findings.

    More information

    Further information on the matters that the ATO are currently consulting on can be found via the ATO Consultation Hub.

    If you have any questions about this report, please contact Super Consultation mailbox.

  • Member account reporting and validation protocol

    25 days ago
    Community engagement on Member account reporting and validation protocol is now CLOSED. The results from your feedback will be shared with the community soon.

    Updated: Wednesday 16th January, 2019
    Published: Thursday 10th January, 2019

    Feedback is sought in relation to changes we would like to make the 'Member account reporting and validation protocol'.

    Please provide comments or feedback via our online confidential form.

    We have extended the consultation period for the member account reporting and validation protocol chapter by a further two weeks based on industry requests for a longer period of time to review the proposed changes. The new closing date for this consultation will be Friday 8 February, 2019.

    Note: If you have accessibility needs...

    Updated: Wednesday 16th January, 2019
    Published: Thursday 10th January, 2019

    Feedback is sought in relation to changes we would like to make the 'Member account reporting and validation protocol'.

    Please provide comments or feedback via our online confidential form.

    We have extended the consultation period for the member account reporting and validation protocol chapter by a further two weeks based on industry requests for a longer period of time to review the proposed changes. The new closing date for this consultation will be Friday 8 February, 2019.

    Note: If you have accessibility needs and require this in a more accessible format please email SuperConsultation@ato.gov.au

  • Extending SuperStream to SMSF Rollovers - build documentation

    25 days ago
    Community engagement on Extending SuperStream to SMSF Rollovers - build documentation is now CLOSED. The results from your feedback will be shared with the community soon.

    Published: Wednesday 19 December, 2018.

    From 30 November 2019, all rollovers to and from Self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) will need to be via SuperStream.

    The build documents for SuperStream Rollover Version 3.0:

    • draft Rollover Message Implementation Guide version 3.0
    • draft SMSF Member Validation Service
    • draft SMSF Verification Service (SVS) Business Implementation Guide (BIG)

    Please provide any feedback via our online confidential form by 31 January 2019.

    If you have accessibility needs and require these documents in a more accessible format please email SuperStreamStandards@ato.gov.au

    Published: Wednesday 19 December, 2018.

    From 30 November 2019, all rollovers to and from Self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) will need to be via SuperStream.

    The build documents for SuperStream Rollover Version 3.0:

    • draft Rollover Message Implementation Guide version 3.0
    • draft SMSF Member Validation Service
    • draft SMSF Verification Service (SVS) Business Implementation Guide (BIG)

    Please provide any feedback via our online confidential form by 31 January 2019.

    If you have accessibility needs and require these documents in a more accessible format please email SuperStreamStandards@ato.gov.au

  • Review of the early release of superannuation benefits

    25 days ago
    This consultation process has now been completed

    Published: Tuesday 11 December, 2018

    The Government has released for a second round of consultation, an issues paper with findings and draft proposals for reform of the rules governing the early release of superannuation benefits on compassionate and severe financial hardship grounds.

    The consultation period closes on 15 February 2019. The issues paper and details on how to make a submission can be found at:

    Review of the early release of superannuation benefits






    Published: Tuesday 11 December, 2018

    The Government has released for a second round of consultation, an issues paper with findings and draft proposals for reform of the rules governing the early release of superannuation benefits on compassionate and severe financial hardship grounds.

    The consultation period closes on 15 February 2019. The issues paper and details on how to make a submission can be found at:

    Review of the early release of superannuation benefits






  • Contributions protocol: 'Proceeds from primary residence disposal' section

    25 days ago
    CLOSED: Contributions protocol: 'Proceeds from primary residence disposal' section

    Published: Wednesday 5th December, 2018

    Feedback is sought in relation to changes we would like to make the 'Proceeds from primary residence disposal' section of the Contributions Protocol document.

    Please provide comments or feedback via our online confidential form.

    The consultation period closes on Friday 14 December 2018.




    Published: Wednesday 5th December, 2018

    Feedback is sought in relation to changes we would like to make the 'Proceeds from primary residence disposal' section of the Contributions Protocol document.

    Please provide comments or feedback via our online confidential form.

    The consultation period closes on Friday 14 December 2018.