Free seminars

To help you understand your DFRDB scheme, we provide members free seminars around Australia.

Seminars are run by your administrator, ComSuper, on behalf of your trustee of DFRDB, Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation and the Department of Defence.

Attend a seminar to better understand:

  • how DFRDB or MilitarySuper works
  • the importance of contributions to grow your super
  • protection through super in the event of invalidity and death
  • your benefits following discharge
  • retirement options.

 

Available seminars and usual duration

Seminar

Attend to find out

Duration

DFRDB membership and benefits

  • How benefits accrue

  • Member options

  • Benefit options at exit

  • Preservation restrictions

  • CPI indexation of employer component

1 hour 10 minutes

MilitarySuper and DFRDB medical discharge

  • Scheme invalidity benefits

  • Invalidity classification

  • Invalidity review processes

35 minutes

Taxation of superannuation benefits, rollover issues and superannuation surcharge

  • Taxation of scheme benefits

  • Surcharge tax for higher income earners

  • Surcharge payment options & strategies

1 hour 15 minutes

Taxation of superannuation pension and lump sum benefits and superannuation surcharge

  • Taxation of scheme pension

  • Surcharge tax for higher income earners

  • Surcharge payment options & strategies

1 hour 15 minutes

Seminars are in addition to the Defence Resettlement Seminars.

View online or download the ADF Transition Seminar Calendar 2013 [PDF: 77 KB]

 

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Request a seminar

We arrange seminars directly with individual establishments, units, ships and the like. Seminars are tailored and timed to fit with operational requirements. We can present a full one day seminar program (see one day program example below) where members attend the seminar or seminars which best meet their retirement planning needs.

Larger establishments may prefer to arrange a selection of seminars over two days.

Unit pay representatives and Defence Corporate Support personnel can review seminar requirements and request on site seminars. Please make any request as soon as possible to assist us plan and coordinate your superannuation seminar request. Email your seminar request to militaryseminarteam@comsuper.gov.au

Individual member requests

If you feel there is a need for onsite presentations, please raise your request through your unit pay representative or Defence Corporate Support personnel, with a view to gaining the support of your commanding officer beforehand.

Example – one day seminar program

Time

Seminar

0900 – 1030

MilitarySuper membership and benefits

1100 – 1215

DFRDB membership and benefits

1330 – 1445

Taxation of superannuation pension and lump sum benefits and superannuation surcharge

1500 – 1545

MilitarySuper and DFRDB medical discharge

 

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