Welcome to the Datacom GSF
Schemes Administration Website
Datacom is the Schemes Administrator for the Government Superannuation Fund (GSF) Schemes. The GSF Schemes have been closed to new members since 30 June 1992. Datacom is responsible for the day to day administration of the GSF Schemes and is the first point of contact for members. If you would like more information about GSF or the GSF Schemes, please follow the links on this page.

GSF Employer Newsletters and Manual

Employer Manual

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GSF Employer Updates

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2013 11 Annual Leave

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GSF Member Newsletters

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GSF Annuitant Newsletters

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Death of an Annuitant

It is important Datacom is notified as soon as possible when a member passes away. This is to ensure future annuity payments are ceased promptly and no resulting overpayment occurs which would be repayable to GSF.  It also enables Datacom to confirm any spouse entitlements that may be due.

Pensions Tax Free

As from 1 April 1990 all Government Superannuation Fund pensions became free of tax, therefore members no longer need to declare their allowance to the Department of Inland Revenue.  

Earnings Certificates may be supplied on request as proof of income for Community Services Card, Disability Allowance etc. Please contact Datacom GSF Schemes Administration if you require an Earnings Certificate or Cost of Living Advice Notice.

Payment to Overseas Bank Account.

Certain countries have been approved by the GSF Authority for the payment of annuities to members located overseas.  If you elect to become a permanent resident overseas, it may be possible for you to have your allowance paid into an overseas bank account.  Please contact Datacom GSF Schemes Administration if you require more information.  Please note - a fee of $2.00 for each four weekly payment processed is charged when the annuity is paid into an Australian bank account and $9.00 when paid into a bank account in other countries.  Also, additional personal information, such as your date of birth and address may need to be provided to the paying bank as part of their anti-money laundering processes.


Datacom GSF Schemes Administration should be notified of any change to your address as a certificate requiring confirmation of the member's whereabouts is sent annually to all members in receipt of an annuity who are resident overseas. Failure to return the certificate will result in suspension of the allowance.
Cost of Living Increase 2019
Letters advising the April 2019 increase were distributed to all eligible members on 15 March 2019. The increase takes effect in the payment dated 18 April 2019.

2019 Certificate of Identity And Survival
Identity and Survival certificates were sent to members residing outside of New Zealand with the Cost of Living Increase 2019 letters posted in mid March.

Members are requested to check their details on the certificate, sign the certificate then post or email the signed certificate to
GSF by 26 April 2019. It is important that the signed certificate is returned to GSF by this date to avoid interruption to payment of entitlements.

If you live outside of New Zealand and have not received your 2019 Certificate of Identity and Survival, please contact the Datacom GSF Schemes Administration team (see contact details below).

GSF Annual Reports
Copies of the annual report and further information about the Government Superannuation Fund can be obtained from the GSFA web site.
Further Information
Further information about the Government Superannuation Fund, including copies of the most recent annual report, can be obtained from the GSFA web site.
If you would like copies of booklets please select the following link: GSFA Booklets

You can make contact with the Datacom GSF Schemes Administration team by:
Email:   gsf@datacom.co.nz
Phone:   04 470 6348
or:           0800 654 731
PO Box 3614
Wellington 6140
New Zealand
If you would like to provide feedback to us on any aspect of GSF or our service, please select the following link feedback.