A better future starts with a low fee super fund. Welcome to Bendigo SmartStart Super®.
What makes SmartStart Super a great choice?
Your super fund should be easy to understand, easy to manage, and easy to keep track of. An added bonus is low fees, which ensures you get the most out of your super come retirement. Bendigo SmartStart Super is all of the above, and is rated by SuperRatings as one of Australia’s lowest fee funds1.
- a low $98 annual admin fee
- flexible investments
- competitive insurance options
- view your super balance every time you log into Bendigo e-banking*
Superannuation products are issued by our wholly owned subsidiary Sandhurst Trustees Limited.
Paying low fees can make a big difference to how much superannuation you'll have at retirement. SmartStart Super is rated one of the cheapest public offer funds in Australia1.
- Only $98 annual admin fee
- No establishment fee
- No contribution/rollover fee
- No fees to switch investment options
Option 1 - We do all the work
Investments evolve as you get older
Our default option Bendigo MySuper, has an age-based lifecycle investment strategy that changes with you. Meaning your investment mix will automatically change as you get older, moving from investments aiming for higher returns when you're younger, to more stable, conservative investments as you get closer to retirement
Option 2 - You take control
Pick and choose your investment mix
If you prefer a more hands-on approach to your super, you can choose to invest in a range of investment options, including a socially responsible option as well as cash options.
Take a look at the range of investment options.
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Protect against the unexpected
If life takes an unexpected turn and you get sick or injured and can no longer work, having insurance through super can provide an important safety net. If eligible, you'll receive default Death and Total and Permanent Disablement (TPD) insurance on joining SmartStart Super, unless you choose to cancel it. Your insurance fees (or premiums) are paid directly from your super so you don’t have to worry about paying any extra bills.
You can also apply:
- for Income Protection cover;
- to tailor your Death and TPD cover; and/or
- to transfer cover from an existing insurance policy.
Read our fact sheet on insurance in super for more information.
Love your future self.
Product disclosure documents
Bendigo SmartStart Super PDSpdf, 344 KB
Bendigo SmartStart Super PDS web updatespdf, 290 KB
Bendigo SmartStart Super reference guidepdf, 518 KB
Bendigo SmartStart Super insurance guidepdf, 931 KB
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An investment strategy is what guides your investment decisions. It is based on your future income or capital needs, how long you want to invest for, and how much risk you can live with.
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Things you should know
^ Performance figures are as at 30 June 2021 and calculated net of investment fees and costs and estimated tax, but exclude administration fees, insurance premiums, advice fees and other member activity fees. Estimated investment tax rates have been applied, based on assumed returns and estimate asset class allocations of the investment option. Past performance is not an indication of future performance.
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*Existing Bendigo Bank e-banking customers only.
Sandhurst Trustees Limited
Sandhurst Trustees Limited ABN 16 004 030 737 AFSL 237906 (Sandhurst) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited ABN 11 068 049 178 AFSL 237879. Each of these companies receive remuneration on the issue of the product or service they provide. Sandhurst is the responsible entity and issuer of the managed funds available on this website, and is also the trustee and issuer of the Bendigo superannuation products. Investments in these products are not deposits with, guaranteed by, or liabilities of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank and are subject to normal investment risk, including possible delays in repayment and loss of income and capital invested. Before making an investment decision in relation to one of these products you should consider your situation and read the relevant Product Disclosure Statement available on this site.
Sandhurst is the issuer of the commercial lending products and the provider of any traditional trustee services available on this website. The Bendigo Funeral Bond (“the Bond”) is an investment product issued by Australian Friendly Society Limited (“the Society”), ABN 29 087 648 851 AFSL 247028, with benefits provided by the Society’s Funeral Benefit Fund established under Schedule 1, Rule E of its constitution and administered by Sandhurst. The Travel Protection Plan is issued by AIA Australia Limited ABN 79 004 837 861 AFSL 230043. The Society is associated with the Bank and its related entities. Neither the Bank nor any of its related entities guarantee the repayment of capital invested or the investment performance of the Bond. Information is correct at the date of this document and is subject to change.
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