Contributing to Superannuation

Government Co-Contribution

The maximum co-contribution of $500 is reduced by 3.333 cents for each $1 of income earned over $41,112, and cuts out when your total adjusted taxable income reaches $56,112 (thresholds for 2021/22).

For example, if your total income was $25,000 and you made a personal non-deductible contribution of $1,000 to super prior to 30 June this financial year, the government would make a co-contribution of $500 to your super fund.

Let’s assume you earn $46,112, which is $5,000 above the lower threshold of $41,112. The maximum co-contribution will reduce by 3.333 cents for every $1 in excess of $41,112.
Therefore the reduction is $0.03333 times $5,000, which is $166.65. So the maximum co-contribution will now be $333.35 (i.e. $500 – $166.65).

To determine your eligibility the Australian Tax Office has an online calculator at