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When and how to pay super

What are superannuation payment dates?

All Australian employers are required by law to pay the correct amount of super on or before the superannuation due date each quarter. 

Many businesses pay super at the same time as they pay their staff salaries. Sometimes adjustments need to be made, and these should be paid by the superannuation cut-off date. 

QuickSuper* - the easy way to pay

QuickSuper offers a secure and SuperStream-compliant solution for your SG payments. The QuickSuper clearing house* allows you to pay all your employees' super to multiple funds with one easy transaction. It's quick to set up and is free for TWUSUPER-registered employers to use.

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What are this year’s due dates?

The deadlines for paying super remain the same each year, so the due dates for 2019 and 2020 super guarantee payments are:

SG Quarter SG Due Date
1 July – 30 September 28 October
1 October – 31 December 28 January
1 January – 31 March 28 April
1 April – 30 June 28 July

Do these dates apply if I am using the Single Touch Payroll system?

Yes. The super due dates stay the same, even if you use STP. Visit our Single Touch Payroll page for the latest updates on STP.

Payment through Single Touch Payroll

When do I pay if the deadline falls on a weekend?

If the payment date is a Saturday or Sunday, you can pay on the next business day without penalty.

What happens if I’m late with my super payments?

The best advice we can give is, don’t be. You may end up paying the Super Guarantee Charge which includes extra government fees and interest.

Late payments

If I need to pay the Super Guarantee Charge, are the due dates the same?

No. The Super Guarantee Charge has a different set of payment deadlines as follows:

Quarter Period SGC due date
Q1 1 July – 30 September 28 November
Q2 1 October – 31 December 28 February
Q3 1 January – 31 March 28 May
Q4 1 April – 30 June 28 August

Super Guarantee Charge dates

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