If you’re transferring to an Australian Super scheme, you’ll need to transfer your total balance. This includes any Government contributions you received while you lived in New Zealand. Please note: any Government contributions you may have received while residing overseas will be returned to the government.
What happens if you move back to New Zealand or to another country?
If you’re only moving to Australia temporarily
You can keep you KiwiSaver account open. Your money will remain invested while you’re away.
If you transfer your savings to an Australian Super scheme, you won’t be able to transfer it back to an ANZ-managed KiwiSaver scheme.
If you move to a different country
Once you’ve transferred your KiwiSaver savings to an Australian Super scheme (or vice versa), those funds can’t be transferred to a third country.