Direct Investment

Our Direct Investment option offers eligible members much more control and freedom over their super savings than ever before.

If you have ever wanted to pick which shares you’re invested in, been attracted by term deposits, or wanted to invest in exchange-traded funds (ETFs), the Direct Investment option may be just what you’re looking for.

The Direct Investment Guide outlines the product features and things to consider that will help you manage your super investment.

Who can invest?

  1. To be eligible to invest in the Direct Investment option, you must have a minimum of $10,000 in your Media Super account.

  2. A maximum of 90% of your total Media Super account balance can be invested in the Direct Investment option, subject to a minimum balance of $2,000 remaining in one or more of Media Super’s other investment options.

  3. As the Direct Investment option is administered wholly online, you must provide your email address when registering. Please also read the terms and conditions, which are published in your online Media Super account area.

About Direct Investment

You can choose from ASX300 listed shares, ETFs or term deposits. These types of assets are capable of supporting a range of return objectives, from conservative to aggressive, so that you can set a risk and return objective appropriate for your situation.

You can compare the risk and return objectives of each type of asset, or review all of Media Super’s investment options, by reading the detailed investment options for super and pension members.

Term deposits available

Term deposits are currently offered from four major banks. All four providers offer terms of 1 month, 3 months, and 6 months. Current rates are provided below.

Provider 1 month 3 months 6 months
ANZ 1.80 % 2.45 % 2.45 %
Macquarie Bank 1.80 % 2.30 % 2.40 %
Members Equity Bank Pty Ltd 2.00 % 2.50 % 2.65 %
National Australia Bank 1.80 % 2.45 % 2.47 %

Current as at 15 December 2017

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) available

The following ETFs are currently available within Direct Investment. 

ETF ASX code
BetaShares Australian High Interest AAA
BetaShares Agriculture ETF QAG
BetaShares Gold Bullion ETF (A$ Hedged) QAU
ETFS Physical PM Basket (AU) ETC  ETPMPM
iShares FTSE China 25 (AU) IZZ
iShares MSCI EAFE (AU) IVE
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index (AU) IEM
iShares S&P Asia 50 (AU) IAA
iShares S&P Europe 350 (AU) IEU
iShares S&P Global 100 (AU) IOO
iShares UBS Composite Bond IAF
iShares UBS Treasury Index   IGB
Russell Australian Select Corporate Bond RCB
Russell Australian Semi-Government Bond ETF  RSM
SPDR MSCI Australia Sel High Div Yld Fd SYI
SPDRS&P/ASXSmallOrdinariesETF SSO
SPDRS&P World ex Australia (Hedged) ETF WXHG
Vanguard All-World Ex US Shares (AU) ETF VEU
Vanguard Australian Prop Secs Index ETF VAP
Vanguard MSCI Aust Small Comp Index ETF VSO
Vanguard Australian Government Bond Index VGB

For more detailed information on the Direct Investment option, read the Direct Investment Guide

Eligible members can access the Direct Investment option through their Media Super online account by making an investment switch to Direct Investment.