We apologise to our members for the extended hold/wait times and delays to withdrawals from defined benefit accounts. We expect to resolve most issues by the end of May 2022 and are confident the majority will be resolved much sooner. Please read our service update for more information.

Also note: The ESSSuper mobile app has been updated and is available to download. Visit our Members Online web page for more details.

1 year from retirement

May 25 2022

The days are ticking over until you're free from work. It can be an exciting thought but can also be a bit daunting. After working most of your life the thought of all free time can be wonderful or challenging. What can you do now to make sure you make your retirement really is the best time of your life?




Review your plans and how much money you'll need to live the life you want.

Have you set a date?

You will need to let your employer know (usually in writing) if you intend to retire. It's also important to let us know that you're planning to retire. We'll help you make the financial transition from saving for retirement to receiving an income from your super.

Seek assistance

Book in to meet with a Member Education Consultant for a consultation about your super and the options and product solutions available to you now and in retirement.

If you are looking for specific personal advice, ask us about meeting with an ESSSuper Financial Adviser*.

Learn more about our advice and education services


With just one year to go before retirement, your decisions could be:

With 1 year to go before retirement, your decisions could be:

  • The specific date you will retire
  • To make sure you know as much as you can about your super and your options by increasing your online research and attending webinars
  • To set up a Retirement Income Stream for when you retire
  • You can start planning those interests and hobbies you've been dreaming about and start counting down the days until your next stage of life!


* ESSSuper Financial Advisers are authorised representatives of Link Advice Pty Ltd (Link Advice). Link Advice holds a current Australian Financial Services Licence No. 258145 and is responsible for the financial services provided to you.  ESSSuper has an arrangement with Link Advice Pty Ltd to provide financial advice to ESSSuper members. ESSSuper pays Link Advice a fee for this service. Neither the Board, nor the Victorian Government, guarantee or endorse any recommendations made by Link Advice, or are responsible for the advice and actions of Link Advice.