Planning your retirement

Information and resources to help you plan your retirement.

There are no rules about when to retire, but there are things you should think about before you make your decision. Before you retire you should consider:

  • what kind of lifestyle you want to have
  • how much money you need
  • when you can access your super
  • what government support you can get
  • where you want to live
  • easing into retirement by reducing your work hours
  • other ways to earn income when you’ve retired
  • the timing of your retirement in relation to your personal circumstances
  • how you will fill your time
  • a realistic retirement age.

When you make a retirement plan, thinking about these things will help limit any surprises when you retire.

What to organise

Retirement when you own a business

If you’re planning on retiring and would like to sell or close your business, you can find help on the website.

Page last updated: 15 November 2023