Who we are
Cbus has a proud history as one of Australia's first industry funds. We were formed in 1984 when construction and building workers won the right to superannuation and established BUS and AUST (later merged to form Cbus).
Built by workers, for workers
Today, we’re the leading Industry Super Fund for the building, construction and allied industries.
As one of Australia’s largest super funds, we provide superannuation and income stream accounts to more than 765,000 members and we manage over $44 billion of our members’ money (as at 31 March 2018). Our members include workers and retirees, their families and employers.
Cbus is a significant investor in the Australian economy. We continue to grow our investment in both infrastructure and property assets in Australia and overseas. Our property development company, Cbus Property, provides a unique opportunity to build commercial and residential property across the country and create jobs for our members.
Our members and employer interests are represented on the Cbus board through our sponsoring organisations. Our sponsoring organisations have equal representation on our board and are sourced from unions including the CFMEU, AMWU, AWU, PTEU, ACTU and ETU and employer associations, the MBA.
Together, we’re building a better future
Our members are the foundation and future of our fund. They trust us to invest wisely, providing insurance for financial protection during their working lives while creating financial security for their retirement.
Cbus members are dedicated to building our nation. They play an important role in developing the infrastructure of Australia: our offices, homes, iconic buildings, roads, and airports.
Our members work onsite in manual jobs in the building and construction industry, and offsite in office jobs like engineering and design. They also work in building and construction roles in associated industries, such as mining, building maintenance and prefabrication.
At Cbus, we’re driven to maximise returns to members, and not profit to shareholders.
We actively support and contribute to a sustainable and growing industry and we are committed to inclusion, transparency and accountability in the way we work.
While we’re the leading super provider for people from all occupations in the construction, building and allied industries, everyone is welcome.