There’s a perception that only people close to retirement – or with a lot of money in the bank – need financial advice.

But whether you’re just starting out in your career, you’re winding down at work, or you’ve already set out on your retirement adventures, there’s never a bad time to seek advice.

The benefits of advice

The financial advice sector has received a bit of a bad rap over the last few years, but solid advice from a trusted professional can be invaluable.

A survey of over 2,500 Australians conducted by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) found consumers believe there are a broad range of benefits to receiving financial advice, including:

  • Optimising their finances
  • Achieving specific goals
  • Establishing themselves financially
  • Facilitating the transition to a new life stage
  • Providing a ‘reality check’
  • Managing anxiety
  • Feeling empowered and motivated
  • Improving financial knowledge and skills

Almost 80% of respondents agreed that financial advisers had expertise in financial matters that they didn’t have, and 73% of people agreed that financial advisers could introduce them to good ideas they might not have thought of on their own.

Why you should get advice about your super

While there’s a lot of information out there to help you learn the basics about super, it can be difficult to apply what you’ve learned to your own personal situation.

After all, the fine print will always tell you that the information you’re reading is general and has “been prepared without taking into account your personal objectives, financial situation, or needs”.

But super is one of the largest assets most Australians will have after the family home – so it makes sense to get help from someone whocan take into account your personal objectives and needs, and make sure you and your super are on the right track.

Advice you can trust at no additional cost

We offer members access to super advice at no additional cost.

We believe advice and education are the key to building confidence in your financial future, and the start of your journey with Qantas Super is the perfect time to speak to an adviser.

Whether this is the first step on your super journey, or you’re well on your way to building your retirement savings, a Super Adviser can help you understand your super and put in place a plan to help you achieve your retirement goals.

What can I get advice on?

The Super Advice team can help you think about what you want your ideal retirement to look like, and what you can do to get there.

They can help you with questions such as:

  • Whether to combine your super
  • Whether making contributions to your super is right for you
  • What level of insurance cover you may need
  • Which investment options are right for you
  • How to project your income in retirement

Take our members' word for it...

Mohammed – Engineering, member for 30 years

“Josephine was a huge source of inspiration and information for me. I learned a lot of things in less than an hour with her help that I didn’t know or understand in almost 40 years of my working life in this industry. She has unlimited amount of patience and answered all the questions with very simple explanation that was quite easy for me to grasp and understand. Her recommendations and advice were very sound which will assist me in paving the path of the next phase of my life.”

Jen – Customer Service Manager, member for 19 years

“Diana was very knowledgeable and spoke in layman’s terms to break everything down so it was very easy for me to follow and understand.

She was very attentive and answered every question that I had – no question was too silly to ask.

She was amazing.”

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Simple steps to help set up your super

What to look for in your new super fund

Starting a new job is an exciting time, full of new things to see and do: there are new processes to learn, new colleagues to befriend and, potentially, a new super fund to choose.

The benefits of combining your super

You’ve probably heard, at one point or another over the last couple of years, about combining or consolidating your super.

How to start taking advantage of your super

There’s actually a lot you can do with your super before you retire – and the day you open an account in your new super fund is the perfect time to start making the most of it.

How to choose your investment option

Super is far from set-and-forget. You can still play an active role in how your super grows through something called investment choice.

Other ways to get help

Over the phone

Our friendly helpline are here to help answer your questions – no matter how big or little.

Learn online

Our online Learning Hub can answer some of the questions you’ve always wanted to ask, helping you understand your super and the simple steps you can take to stay in control.

Attend a seminar

Our seminars are designed to help if you just want to understand the basics, are looking to grow and secure your money, or find out what your super insurance can do for you when you need it most.