A message from our CEO about COVID-19
Australian Ethical CEO John McMurdo discusses our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Almost anybody can start an Australian Ethical Pension provided they have immediate access to their superannuation benefits in the form of unrestricted, non-preserved money of at least $30,000.
To open a pension account, click here.
No. Once you’ve opened a pension account you won’t be able to make any additional contributions to this account.
Pension payments are made directly into your nominated bank account. These can be paid monthly, quarterly, half-yearly or annually and the payment is made on the 15th of every month.
Your nominated account must be held either in your name or if the account is held jointly, you must be one of the account holders. You’ll need to provide a copy of your bank statement at the time you set up your payment.
You can make a partial withdrawal (over and above your pension payments) or a full withdrawal at any time by completing and returning our withdrawal form.
You can also make withdrawals online through your member portal.
Note: a minimum of $1,000 and a maximum of $10,000 apply to online withdrawals. One withdrawal is allowed per day, and it takes up to 3 working days to process your online withdrawal request.
Call us on 1300 134 337 if you need more information or you’d like us to send you a copy of our withdrawal form.
Centrelink needs to know some details about your Australian Ethical Pension to calculate payments, such as the age pension.
We communicate this information directly to Centrelink electronically every February and August. Call us to request a Centrelink schedule.