The organisation was founded in 1987 after an approach to the Newcastle Trades Hall Council to form a superannuation fund that would keep jobs in the Hunter region. The Northern Superannuation Fund was established in that year. In 2017 the name was changed to Nationwide Super, but the fund headquarters remain in the Hunter at Charlestown. With more than 30 years of service, Nationwide Super remains committed to its original objectives – to establish and grow a multi-industry super fund that provides exceptional products and services, especially for those who own and work in small business. Known as the “Small Business Super Business”, Nationwide supports 35,000 members and more than 7,000 employers Australia-wide to make superannuation simple, by keeping fees low, providing competitive and value-added product features along with personalised advice, tools and benefits.