I'm an Australia citizen but not a resident. I worked there for ~10 years and have a considerable amount of money in my (compulsory) superannuation account. It's consolidated and relatively low fee, but it's really just dormant money.

I now live and work overseas. Is there any way I can get that money out of the superannuation fund and combine it with my other savings? It's far from ideal for me to have this money locked up in a foreign country, in a foreign denomination.

If not, what are my options?


Here are your options.

While you remain an Australian citizen you cannot withdraw super just because you are residing overseas. You could renounce your citizenship - just make sure you have another one to fall back on.

  • Yes, I withdrew my super pre-1999 before the rules changed. Now it's hard to access outside retirement.
    – Peter K.
    Oct 19 '15 at 0:30
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