Queensland Government employees receive higher employer superannuation contributions than the Commonwealth’s minimum guarantee rate.
Queensland Government’s superannuation contributions are:
- 18% for police officers under 60 years old (other than special constables)
- 14.25% for fire service officers
- 12.75% for all other employees under 75 years old.
These contribution rates apply to your salary, which is based on ordinary time earnings and includes all forms of paid leave including paid parental leave. It also includes any ordinary time allowances, such as shift allowances and weekend penalties.
Your employer superannuation contributions are paid each pay period into your superannuation fund account.
For the purposes of the above employer superannuation contributions, your agency must be listed in Schedule 2 Part 1 of the Superannuation (State Public Sector) Notice 2021 (PDF, 803KB). If your agency is not listed, it might be included in the generic public service entity listing. If you’re unsure, it’s best to speak to your agency’s HR team about superannuation arrangements that apply to you.
If you are aged 75 years or older, you will only receive the superannuation guarantee rate of ordinary time earnings into your superannuation account.
If you are a fire service officer, your employer super contributions increased to 14.25% from 1 July 2023. You’ll be paid any applicable top-up contributions, including for 2022-23 to 14.25%, by the end of October 2023.