If you work in Australia and have earned more than $450 over a continuous 4 week period, your employer will have made compulsory payments on your behalf into a superannuation fund. You can receive a refund of these payments if all of the following apply:
- You held a temporary visa (not including a 405 or a 410 subclass).
- Your visa is no longer in effect.
- You have left Australia.
You must apply for a departing Australia superannuation payment (DASP). You must also complete a Power of Attorney – Appointment of Agent form to allow a tax agent to apply for your superannuation.
To apply for a superannuation refund, you will need certified photocopies of:
- The photograph page from your passport.
So if you are a backpacker, don’t forget to apply for an Australian tax refund and a superannuation refund when you are heading home.
To apply for an Australian tax refund – click here.
To apply for a superannuation refund – click here.