Initially only available to employees in certain industries and professions, superannuation coverage is now more or less universal – a consequence of decades of ongoing reform.

The Australian retirement savings pool is one of the largest in the world. The stock of superannuation assets will continue to increase for decades to come.

The structure of the superannuation industry has evolved. The modern superannuation industry comprises a vast network of interconnected entities. This includes superannuation funds themselves, and a broad range of providers of services and products to funds and fund members. Together, this is the superannuation industry supply chain.

This resource provides an overview of Australia's superannuation system.

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