Superannuation & retirement

The AEU's financial services advice panel helps members with financial planning, in particular ‘transition to retirement’ and life in retirement.

Panel members include the Emergency Services and State Superannuation Fund (ESSSuper) and VicSuper, who have provided undertakings to the AEU regarding service delivery and costs.

ESSSuper – Business as usual, in these unusual times.

As the world comes to terms with the effects of COVID-19, we want to assure you that our focus remains on delivering the best retirement outcomes for our members. So, if you’d like to discuss your super and the options available to you at this time, we’re ready to help.

As a valued ESSSuper member, you have complementary access to our experienced Member Education Consultants, who are experts in the intricacies of your fund and can provide general advice. Or if you’re looking for more than general advice, we have a team of qualified Financial Advisers who will consider your personal circumstances and provide a comprehensive tailored solution, designed to help you achieve your retirement goals.

To ensure the safety of our staff and members in this current climate, we have moved our appointments to phone-based and video conferencing (conducted via ‘Go To Meeting’). If you have access to a computer or tablet, we recommend trying a video conference appointment. This allows your consultant to share their screen and interact with you virtually – much like a face-to-face appointment, but from the comfort and safety of your own home.

To book an appointment with a financial planner, contact ESSSuper.

VicSuper  Advice. When and how you need it.

It's never too late or early to starting planning for your retirement. When you need advice, we want to help in a way that works for you. A quick chat with one of our planners will help us determine your current situation and what kind of advice you need going forward. Choose the type of advice that best suits you.

To book an appointment with a financial planner, contact VicSuper.

AEU superannuation seminars

ESSSuper and VicSuper conduct regular seminars for members at the AEU Victoria Abbotsford office and throughout regional Victoria.

See above for arrangements during COVID-19 restrictions.

These seminars are general in nature and provide broad-based information. Members are encouraged to arrange individual appointments for detailed advice in relation their own financial and lifestyle needs.

Appointments can be arranged at their respective business addresses or at the AEU Victoria, Abbotsford office.

As a member, super advice you receive from VicSuper is usually at no extra charge to you. However, fees are payable for certain types of personal advice, our comprehensive advice service and for non-members. Once your financial planner understands your requirements, any fee that may apply will be clearly explained to you. That way you can decide if you wish to proceed.

ESSSuper cares about you and your future, and we are here to offer financial planning services. Our qualified Financial Advisers not only understand the unique complexities of your ESSSuper funds, but are also able to advise on more than just your super. For general advice or information, you can always talk to one of our Member Education Consultants. But for those times where you need that little bit extra, our Financial Advisers are here for you.

Both organisations have a dedicated team of financial advisers who provide specialist advice for AEU members on a transparent, ‘fee-for-service basis’.

They do not receive commissions, volume bonuses or percentage-based adviser service fees from investments, including superannuation funds – payments which are usually hidden from view – which erode investment value, often with little or no service provision.

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