Australia's unclaimed money

Could some be yours?

This infographic explains how people lose track of their money and how much is out there to be claimed in 2016.

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Australia's unclaimed money in 2016 - $1.2 billion dollars

Could some of it be yours?

How do people lose track of their money?

  • Move often (hard to track)
  • Move overseas
  • They just forget

Types of lost money

  • Bank accounts - $651 million
  • Shares - $435 million
  • Life insurance - $84 million

Waiting to be claimed in 2016

(The total figure of $1.2 billion includes approx. $150m where the address is unknown and approx. $170m where the account holder is not in Australia. All figures have been rounded.)

  • WA:  $78m ($59m Perth, $4m South West, $2m South East)
  • VIC: $203m ($176m Melbourne, $5m Barwon, $4m Goulburn, $1.5m East Gippsland)
  • NSW: $388m ($325m Sydney, $14m Hunter, $7m Northern NSW)
  • ACT: $15m
  • NT: $9m ($5.5m Darwin, $3m Outback)
  • SA: $35m ($28m Adelaide, $1m South East, $1m Outer Adelaide)
  • QLD: $113m ($59m Brisbane, $17m Gold Coast, $7m Far North)
  • TAS: $9m ($5m Hobart, $2m Northern Tasmania)

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Last updated: 06 Oct 2016