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The Fire and Emergency Services Superannuation Fund (FES Super) is the superannuation fund for employees of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services of Western Australia and some associated employers Learn More

 

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Lump sum payment arrangements

If you are able to make partial withdrawals from your superannuation account (usually account based pensioners and retained benefit members only) you need to submit the appropriate completed withdrawal form to the Superannuation Office together with the appropriate proof of identity documentation.

All lump sum payments from the Fund are processed on Tuesday of each week. To meet this payment processing deadline for Tuesday your completed withdrawal documentation must be received at the Superannuation Office on or before close of business on Monday of each week. If a completed withdrawal form is received by the Superannuation Office on a Tuesday it will not be processed until the following week.

Postal changes from 4 January 2016

Members should note that Australia Post has made substantial changes to postal delivery times in Australia, as well as increasing the cost of a standard postage stamp to $1.00.

These changes include the introduction of a two-speed letter service with its regular postal delivery to be two days slower than a more costly priority service. The one to four business days for delivery priority service will cost an extra $0.50 and will need a priority label attached next to the standard $1.00 postage stamp used for regular post.

FES Super will be using the slower regular postal delivery service for all written communications with its members, and in view of the changes referred to encourage all members to use emails for communications with us where possible.

Member Investment Choice changes with effect from 1 January 2016

The Share member investment choice option for accumulation account members has now closed. The option previously known as 'Capital Stable' has now been renamed as the 'Moderate' investment option. Two new investment options have been introduced, the 'International Share' option and the 'Fixed Interest' option. Please see the Significant Event Notice contained in the October 2015 newsletter under Publications/Policies and Procedures on this website for more information.

Insurance changes with effect from 1 July 2015

Please see the Significant Event Notice in the May 2015 newsletter under Publications/Policies and Procedures on this website for more information.

Changes to process for death benefits with effect from 1 July 2015

Please see the Significant Event Notice in the May 2015 newsletter under Publications/Policies and Procedures on this website for more information.

Adviser Authorities

Advisers who are seeking information from the Fund on behalf of a FES Super member must provide the Superannuation Board with a valid adviser authority. These third party authorities will be valid for a maximum period of 12 months from the date of receipt, and may be cancelled earlier by the member by way of written notice to the Superannuation Board.

This rule applies to all third party authorities including the situation where a member wishes their spouse or partner to obtain information on their behalf, and is intended to protect the member's personal details.

If the authority is no longer valid (i.e. it is more than 12 months from the date of its receipt) the Superannuation Board will require a written update to be made by the member before disclosing any details to the third party.

  • Keep your Super unified

    Rolling over your superannuation accounts from other funds into FES Super will make it easier for you to manage your superannuation and reduce the overall administration fees you have to pay for your super.  

To help you maximise your superannuation  we have provided you with a direct link to the Super Guru website that is maintained by the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia Ltd. To access the Super Guru website click on the words "Keep your Super unified" above.