Superannuation stapling: What employers need to know

What is stapling? 

Single Default Account (‘stapling’) means employers will no longer automatically create a new super account in their default fund for employees commencing employment on or after 1 November 2021 who do not choose a super fund.  

Instead, where an employee does not make a choice of super fund, employers will be required to search for a new employee’s existing (‘stapled’) fund using the ATO Request Stapled Fund Online Service and direct contributions to that fund.  

It’s important to note if an employee does advise the employer of their choice of super fund, the employer is not required to contact the ATO to confirm the new employee’s stapled fund. 

For more details, including FAQs, see SunSuper 

For support and more information, contact CCIQ's Employer Assistance Hotline on 1300 135 822.