Starting your retirement

We can help you apply for payments and services that can support you during retirement.

When you start your retirement, make sure you have everything you need. This may be payments and services from us, or concessions and assistance from other departments and agencies.

You may have superannuation funds you want to use during retirement. You may need to contact your super provider to help you with this. Depending on what kind of account you have, there may be some rules you need to meet.

You can talk to your super provider, or our  Financial Information Service about both of the following:

  • what your preservation age is
  • how you want to get your super.

We have information about how and when you can access your super.

You may also be updating your finances to suit your new situation. You could be doing any of the following:

  • moving to a new home
  • merging your superannuation funds
  • buying income streams
  • selling assets.

Page last updated: 3 March 2022