Low fees. Every little bit helps

As an industry fund keeping fees low is important to us.

Over the life of your investment, low fees can make tens of thousands of dollars difference to the money you have later on. As your industry super fund we keep fees low and are run only to benefit members and do not pay profits to shareholders.

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How it works

It’s free to open an NGS Super account and to make contributions. Take a look at our low fees in the table below.

Fees when your money moves into or
out of the Fund

Fee / Cost Type Amount How and when paid
Establishment fee. The fee to open your investment. Nil Not applicable.
Contribution fee.
The fee on each amount contributed to your investment – either by you or your employer.
Nil Not applicable.
Withdrawal fee.
The fee on each amount you take out of your investment.
This fee does not apply to transfers to the NGS Income Account.
Deducted from your
account each time a benefit is paid. When member protection applies, the fee may be partly or fully rebated.
Termination fee.
The fee to close your investment.
Nil Not applicable.


Management costs


The investment management fees shown in the table below should be treated as an estimate and include costs payable to investment managers, asset consultants and custodian. The investment management fee may vary depending upon factors such as the mix of investment managers used within the various investment options.

Performance fees are paid to some investment managers when performance exceeds a predetermined objective. Performance fees payable in the future cannot be predicted and are not included in the table. If all managers who could earn a performance-based fee were to meet their performance objective, the investment management fee would increase by an amount in the range of 0% to 0.09%. If the performance fee is incurred, that means that an investment manager has delivered performance that more than compensates for the fee increase.

Investment option Indirect cost breakdown base
fee % p.a.
Performance fees % p.a.
Indirect Cost Ratio % p.a.
Defensive 0.48 0.01 0.49
High Growth 0.66 0.03 0.69
Balanced 0.52 0.04 0.56
Socially Responsible Diversified 0.75 0.04 0.79
Diversified (MySuper)1 / Diversified 0.66 0.04 0.70
Moderate Growth2 0.54 0.03 0.57
Indexed Growth 0.17 0.00 0.17
Shares Plus 0.65 0.00 0.65
Retire Plus3 0.58 0.09 0.67
Sector specific options
Cash and Term Deposits 0.14 0.00 0.14
Diversified Bonds 0.49 0.00 0.49
Property 0.62 0.03 0.65
Australian Shares 0.45 0.00 0.45
International Shares 0.53 0.00 0.53

* Additional fees may apply including an exit fee deducted when a withdrawal is processed.  (Note: the exit fee does not apply to transfers to the NGS Income account, Transition to retirement account or lump sum payments from these accounts)

1 Diversified (MySuper) is the default investment option for Accumulation and Transition To Retirement accounts. Diversified is available only to Income account members.

2 This option is not available for the Accumulation and Transition To Retirement accounts.

3 This is a new option that commenced on 1 August 2017 and is only available to Income account members.


The table below gives an example of how the fees and costs in the Diversified (MySuper) investment option for the Accumulation account can affect your super investment over a one-year period. You should use this table to compare NGS Super with other super products.

The Diversified (MySuper) investment
option for the Accumulation account
Balance of $50,000
Investment fees Nil For every $50,000 you have in Diversified (MySuper) you will be charged $0 each year


Administration Fees

($1.25 per week)

PLUS 0.10% p.a of your account
balance capped at $500 p.a.*

And you will be charged $65 in administration fees regardless
of your balance

PLUS $50 each year.


Indirect costs1
for the Diversified
(MySuper) investment

0.70% p.a. And, indirect costs of $350 each year will be deducted from your investment.


Cost of Diversified (MySuper) account.

If your balance was $50,000 then for that year you will be
charged fees of $4652 for the Diversified (MySuper) Account.


Note: This example assumes no insurance. If insurance cover is taken, insurance fees (premiums) will apply. For more information, refer to the Insurance Guide.

1Indirect costs shown in these examples are estimated fees for the 2016/17 financial year – actual fees will vary from year to year and will be shown in that year’s Annual Report.

2Additional fees may apply. If you withdraw a lump sum from your Accumulation account you will be charged a withdrawal fee (no fee applies for transfers to an NGS Income account, Transition to retirement account or lump sum withdrawals from your these accounts).

* If at 30 June you have paid an asset-based fee greater than $500 since the previous 1 July, a fee rebate will be credited to your account if you are still a member of NGS Super at the time the rebate is to be credited. The rebate will be in the form of additional units.


The Trustee has the right to increase fees at any time. Reasons might include changes in economic conditions or government regulations, increases charged by suppliers or a substantial reduction in the size of the Fund. If the Trustee increases any of the fees that are deducted directly from your account, you will receive at least 30 days notice of any increase in fees. The fees and expenses relating to investment reflect costs paid by the Fund to external providers and may change from time to time. These changes will always be advised in the Annual Trustee Report.


NGS Super is an industry super fund and operates on a profit for members only basis. The Fund fees are non-negotiable.


Fees and costs shown in the "Fees and Charges" section of the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) include GST and stamp duty if applicable.


Tax is payable on investment earnings of the fund at a maximum rate of 15%. However as the fund is allowed a tax deduction in respect of certain fees and costs the rate of tax actually payable by the fund may be less than 15%. The benefit of any income tax deductions is passed on to members indirectly when the Trustee determines unit prices. Tax is not payable on earnings in the Income account.

From 1 July 2017, the tax exemption on Transition to retirement accounts will be removed and earnings will be concessionally taxed at 15%, the same rate that applies to the Accumulation account.

Service fees

Service fees
Investment switching fee.
The fee for changing investment
Members are entitled to one free investment change each financial year.
Any additional investment change will cost $30.
Deducted from your account balance at the time of the switch.
NGS Self-Managed - trading fees Investment Gateway access fee. This fee applies only to members who have investments in NGS Self-Managed. Members are entitled to one free investment change each financial year. Any additional investment change will cost $30. $4.75 per week, calculated daily and deducted on a monthly basis from your NGS Super pre-mixed or sector specific options.
Brokerage fee
This fee applies only to members who
trade shares and exchange traded
funds (ETFs) in NGS Self-Managed.
Brokerage fee
(excluding GST)
$0 - $4,167 $12.50 (flat fee)
$4,168 -$10,000 0.30%
$10,001 - $30,000 0.20%
$30,001 - $50,000 0.18%
$50,001 - $100,000 0.15%
$100,001 + 0.10%
Exchange traded fund fees. This fee applies only to members who have exchange traded funds (ETFs) in NGS Self-Managed A percentage fee ranging from 0.05% p.a. to 0.68% p.a. Deducted from the value of securities in the ETF. It is not a direct charge to your account. The price quoted on the ASX reflects all fees and expenses incurred.

Family Law fees

Family Law fees
Application for information
(in the format specified under
the Family Law Act)
Members: $100
Non-members: $110
Payable to NGS Super by the person making the request for information at the time a request is made.
Splitting a benefit
(different to contribution splitting)
$100 Deducted from a member's account at the time of the split.
Flagging a benefit Nil Not applicable.

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