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Retirement Income Covenant

11 days left to have your say
Consultation Type
Position Paper

Key Documents

The Government invites feedback on this retirement income covenant position paper.

The proposed retirement income covenant outlines a pathway to further develop the retirement phase of superannuation. The covenant will place a key obligation on trustees to formulate, review regularly and give effect to a retirement income strategy outlining how they plan to assist their members to balance key retirement income objectives.

The Government welcomes feedback and comments on this position paper. Any comments received will feed into the development of legislation to give effect to the retirement income covenant. Subject to the passage of legislation, trustees will be required to have in place a retirement income strategy as outlined in this position paper from 1 July 2022.

All superannuation industry stakeholders, along with other interested parties are encouraged to provide input on the position paper by 6 August 2021.


You can submit responses to this consultation up until 06 August 2021. Interested parties are invited to comment on this consultation.

While submissions may be lodged electronically or by post, electronic lodgement is preferred. For accessibility reasons, please submit responses sent via email in a Word or RTF format. An additional PDF version may also be submitted.

All information (including name and address details) contained in submissions will be made available to the public on the Treasury website unless you indicate that you would like all or part of your submission to remain in confidence. Automatically generated confidentiality statements in emails do not suffice for this purpose. Respondents who would like part of their submission to remain in confidence should provide this information marked as such in a separate attachment.

Legal requirements, such as those imposed by the Freedom of Information Act 1982, may affect the confidentiality of your submission.

View our submission guidelines for further information.

How To Respond



Address written submissions to:

Retirement, Advice and Investment Division
Langton Cres
Parkes ACT 2600