How to claim your super once you leave Australia
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How to claim your super once you leave Australia

If you've worked and earned super while visiting Australia on a temporary visa, you can apply to have this super paid to you after you leave.

This type of payment is called a DASP which stands for departing Australia superannuation payment. Any super contributions paid by your employer must be remain in your super fund account while you're in Australia.

Are you eligible for a DASP?

If you're a member with us, you can claim a DASP if all the following apply:

  • You accumulated super while working in Australia on a temporary resident visa issued under the Migration Act 1958 (excluding Subclasses 405 and 410).
  • Your visa is no longer valid (for example, it's expired of been cancelled).
  • You've left Australia.
  • You're not an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia.

If you're a New Zealand citizen leaving Australia permanently, you may be able to transfer your super to New Zealand under the Trans-Tasman retirement savings portability scheme.

How do you claim your super?

To find out what steps you need to take when claiming and for more details including eligibility criteria, head to  the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) website.

There are two ways to access your super:

  • Online application   This is the easiest (and preferred) way to apply. Head to DASP – Online applications.
  • Paper application   If you decide to complete a paper form, you'll need to provide us with a certified copy of the passport page with the departure stamp showing that you left Australia. If your passport hasn’t been stamped, or your super balance is $5000 or more, you’ll need to complete a  1194 form and submit it to the Department of Home Affairs who’ll provide you with a visa status confirmation letter. 

What you need as part of your DASP claim

You need to provide certified identification with each application. If you’ve already left Australia, you’ll need to have your documents certified as a true and correct copy of the original document by consular staff at an Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate in your country.

If you’re unable to reach an Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate, you can get your documents certified by a:

  • Notary Public
  • Justice of the Peace
  • Judge of the Court
  • Registrar or deputy registrar of a court

When completing your application online, make sure you have the following information:

  • your LUCRF Super member number 
  • date you joined LUCRF Super
  • the details of the employer you worked for (i.e. company name, start and end dates) and your tax file number. 

You’ll also need the following details:

  • LUCRF Super ABN: 26-382-680-883
  • Unique Super Identifier (USI/SPIN): LUC0001AU 
  • Super Fund Number (SFN): 139 704 948
  • Fund RSE Licence number: R1067521 

When DASP is paid

Once you lodge your completed application with the ATO, they'll generally take up to 28 days to approve it. Once approved they'll notify us.

Your DASP will generally be paid within 28 days of receipt of your approved application.

But, it may take longer if you submit an incomplete application or additional information is required. 

How DASP is paid

Payments can either be made via an electronic funds transfer (EFT) to an Australian bank account or by cheque to your overseas address. We do not make payments directly to overseas bank accounts.

how much tax will you pay when you claim your super?
payment component 1dasp ordinary tax ratedasp working holiday makers (WHM) tax rate
Tax-free componentNilNil
Taxable component - taxed element35%65%
Taxable component - untaxed element45%65%


Do you have questions about claiming DASP?

We can help with any questions you might have.

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1 Refer to ato.gov.au for further information. 

2 A WHM visa refers to a subclass 417 (working holiday) visa, a subclass 462 (work and holiday) visa or a related bridging visa.

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