- The superannuation arrangements for Division 2 Judges of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia are governed by the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2021 (prior to 1 September 2021, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999 applied).
- Division 2 Judges of the Court holding office on a full time basis are entitled to a Commonwealth contribution to his or her choice of a complying superannuation fund or a retirement savings account. The Commonwealth contribution is an amount equal to 15.4% of the Judge's annual salary.
- Responsibility for superannuation policy and administration of death and disability arrangements for the then Judges of the Federal Circuit Court transferred from the Attorney-General's Department to Finance on 1 January 2010.
Death and Disability Arrangements
- Division 2 Judges of the Court who retire due to permanent disability or infirmity, and are certified by the Finance Minister through the general process outlined in the Disability Arrangements for Judges, are entitled to a pension until he or she attains the age of 70 years or he or she dies (whichever happens first).
- The annual rate of the pension is 60% of the annual rate of salary the Judge would have been entitled to from time to time if he or she had not retired.
- A death benefit is payable where a Division 2 Judge of the Federal Circuit and Family Court dies before age 65 leaving an eligible spouse and/or child/ren. The benefit consists of a lump sum equal to the amount of the Commonwealth superannuation contributions that the Judge would have been entitled to if the Judge had not died, over the period from the Judge's death to age 65.