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Every little thing you do today could add up to a better tomorrow. Find out how you can grow your retirement savings through:


Contributions to your KiwiSaver account can come from you, your employer and also from the Government:

  • Your employer contributes 3% minimum of your before-tax salary or wages, but may also contribute at other rates
  • You can choose to make contributions of 3%, 4%, 6%, 8% or 10% from your before-tax salary or wages
  • You can also make voluntary contributions directly to your Mercer KiwiSaver scheme account or via Inland Revenue
  • The Government may contribute to your account if you’re eligible

See the difference additional contributions can make, estimate your potential balance at retirement and discover what type of investor you are online in our Retirement Income Simulator and Risk Profiler Tool.


There aren't many freebies in life, but the Government contribution is about as close as it gets.

The Government contribution is a contribution from the Government of up to $521.43 a year and it can have a significant impact on how much money you have in retirement.

Ensure you're eligible to receive the maximum available amount in Government contributions. You can check how much you've contributed and can top up your account to be sure you reach the $1042.86 target by 30 June each year (if the last day or two fall on the weekend, please make a payment earlier as the money has to reach us by close of business day on Friday).

To see if you are on track to receive the full amount, log in to your Mercer KiwiSaver scheme account and go to "Your contributions."

You can check how much you've contributed and can top up your account to be sure you reach the $1042.86 target by 30 June.

If you became eligible part way through the year, you’ll receive a proportion of the maximum Government contribution.


Mercer’s schemes are designed to help you achieve financial freedom – and we’re the most awarded global financial services provider in New Zealand  with the smarts to get you the returns you deserve.

You can choose to invest all of your savings in one option, or split your savings between the different options. Over time your needs might change so it’s a good idea to regularly check whether the investment option you have chosen is still right for you.

You can find out more about the seven investment options here.


To change options you can sign in to your KiwiSaver account online, or call our Helpline team on 0508 637 237.


Note: Different fees are charged for each investment option.


The investment option(s) you choose can have a big impact on your account balance. Your savings goals and the timeframe for achieving them are not the only thing you should be considering when choosing your investment option.

You can try our Risk Profiler Tool, or If you would like to discuss which is the best investment option for you, call us on 0508 637 237 and arrange to speak with one of our advisers.

The information contained on this page is intended for general guidance only and is not personalised to you. It does not take into account your particular financial situation or goals. Before making any investment decision, you should refer to the product disclosure statement or consult an appropriately authorised adviser.

The features of the Scheme described in this website incorporate changes to the KiwiSaver Act that were made by Parliament in March 2019. Those changes have yet to be included in the product disclosure statement for the Scheme. For a summary of the changes that were made to the KiwiSaver rules in March, see Mercer KiwiSaver scheme regulatory update.
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