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While anyone can make contributions to their super fund up to age 65, regardless of whether they are working or not, persons over 65 must pass the work test to continue contributing.

According to the Australian Taxation office, people aged between 65 and 74 must be able to show that they have completed at least 40 hours gainful employment in a consecutive 30 day period, in the financial year in which the contributions are made, in order to meet this test. So people keen to keep topping up their super account will also need to ensure that they remain in regular employment, rather than just casual work here and there.