For contributions, other than mandated superannuation guarantee contribution (11% for 2023/24 made by your employer), you need to first be eligible to make the contribution. Eligibility is based on your age and employment situation:
The work test is defined as having been gainfully employed for at least 40 hours in a period of not more than 30 consecutive days in the financial year.
Those aged 55 or over, and meet the other relevant eligibility criteria, can make a downsizer contribution. Note the eligibility age to make downsizer contributions decreased from age 60 to age 55 effective from 1 January 2023 (downsizer contributions will be discussed further below).