You can access your super when you reach your preservation age. This is the minimum age, set by law, which your super must be preserved until and is currently between 55 and 60. Once you reach this age, you can access your super as long as you are permanently retired (or reached age 65). If you haven’t permanently retired, you can still access part of your super through a transition to retirement pension.
When the Trustees of the Superannuation Fund are individuals then payments from the Superannuation Fund to its Members must be made in the form of a pension. That restriction does not apply in the case of a Corporate Trustee. In this instance, payments can be made in lump sum or pension.