Illegal early release of super
Withdrawing your super early unless you meet a condition of release is illegal
Generally, you can only withdraw your super when you reach retirement.
There are limited circumstances where you can legally withdraw your super early. These include specific medical conditions or if you are experiencing severe financial hardship. Super laws provide specific rules for when you can withdraw your super. These are called conditions of release.
Beware of people promoting early release of super schemes.
Illegal schemes will cost you a lot more than the super you withdraw and will get you into trouble, such as severe fees and penalties.
Promoters of schemes that encourage the illegal early release of super may be prosecuted and face civil and/or criminal penalties.