If you earned super while visiting Australia on a temporary visa, you can apply to have this super paid to you as a departing Australia superannuation payment (DASP) after you leave. Generally, you can claim a DASP if the following apply:
you accumulated super while working in Australia on a temporary resident visa,
your visa has ceased to be in effect,
you have left Australia, and
you are not an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia.
If it has been six months or more since you left Australia and your visa has ceased to be in effect, we will transfer your super money to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) as unclaimed super money. In these circumstances we are not required to notify you that your super money has been transferred to the ATO. Nor are we required to provide you with an exit statement. When your super money is transferred to the ATO, any benefits of your membership with MTAA Super (including insurance cover) will stop. However, you still have the right to apply to the ATO to claim your super.
To apply for DASP or for more information, go to the ATO website at ato.gov.au.
Note: Temporary residents include most (but not all) holders of temporary visas. They do not include New Zealand citizens.