Australia's unclaimed money

Could some be yours?

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


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: 31 Jan 2017