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.

SERB Scheme

May 25 2022

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No one knows your SERB Scheme better than we do.

The SERB Scheme (State Employees Retirement Benefit Scheme) members are eligible state employees who joined the scheme between 1980 and 30 June 1988.

How your SERB Scheme works

Throughout your working life, both you and funding from your employer will contribute to your SERB Scheme.

Your end benefit is calculated using a formula which takes into account a number of elements, including your:

  • Age
  • Trigger event (eg. resignation, retrenchment, or retirement)
  • Salary, and
  • Period of service

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Benefit options

As a SERB Scheme member you have a number of options, resulting in:

  • Part lump sum payment, part life pension
  • Lump sum payment

You can transfer* your lump sum benefit into our award-winning Accumulation Plan or take out an Income Stream. Our Accumulation Plan will give you the flexibility to continue to receive contributions if you are still working, increase your insurance cover** and nominate beneficiaries.

Find out more about our Accumulation Plan

Thinking about retirement?

Your entitlements and options are dependent on your circumstances, and the complexities can be confusing. It's important that you receive accurate information - remember, no one knows your SERB Scheme better than ESSSuper.

We can help you understand your options in detail, and if you need, we can refer you to our Financial Advisers, who can advise you on which option is best for your personal situation.

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Emergency Services Superannuation Board ABN 28 161 296 741 (ESSB), the Trustee of the Emergency Services Superannuation Scheme ABN 85 894 637 037 (ESSSuper). Before making any decisions about ESSSuper products or services you should read the applicable Product Disclosure Statement (PDS), available on our PDS and handbooks page, for more information.

* You should check any relevant exit fees you may incur, or any insurance arrangements that may be forfeited, or any other effects this transfer may have on your benefits, before rolling your money into our fund.

** Insurance cover is subject to eligibility criteria and other terms and conditions in the Policy. Please read the Product Disclosure Statement relevant to your particular fund, available from ESSSuper, for more information.

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.