Advice fees in superannuation

8 days left to have your say
Consultation Type
Exposure Draft

Key Documents

In response to recommendations 3.2 and 3.3 of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, the Government has released for exposure:

  • Draft legislation to remove a superannuation trustee’s capacity to charge advice fees from MySuper products. Superannuation trustees would still be permitted to charge fees in relation to intra-fund advice as administration fees.
  • Draft legislation to remove the capacity of a superannuation trustee to charge advice fees to a member (other than fees for intra-fund advice) unless certain conditions are satisfied. For ongoing fee arrangements, the new conditions would include the new requirements outlined in Recommendation 2.1 (annual renewal, identification of services that will be provided and consent to the charging of fees).


You can submit responses to this consultation up until 28 February 2020. Interested parties are invited to comment on this consultation. You may make one submission across open consultations. In doing so, please make clear which measures your submission relates to. 

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How To Respond



Address written submissions to:

The Manager
Retirement Income Policy Division
Langton Cres
Parkes ACT 2600


Phone: Emily Hodges +61 2 6263 2111