Part-time or casual workers

How does super work for you?

Super and part-time or casual workers

Should I get superannuation?

It doesn’t matter whether you have a full time, part-time or casual job, if you’re over 18 your employer should pay super contributions for you.

For more information, see our What is super? page or the Australian Tax Office’s (ATO’s) Employee superannuation guarantee (SG) calculator tool.

Super for people under 18

If you’re under 18, your employer has to pay super contributions for you if you work more than 30 hours a week. If you are under 18 and working less than 30 hours a week, your employer does not have to make superannuation contributions for you.

How does part time work affect my Age Pension?

Part-time work can help you increase the amount of money you have for your retirement, and you might qualify for Government incentives to encourage you to keep working.

Working part time can fit in well with the Age Pension, but you need to be aware that your earnings may affect your Age Pension payments.

You can find out more on Centrelink’s Age Pension and planning your retirement page.